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Drowned Syrian toddler embodies heartbreak of migrant crisis

Heartbreaking images that emerged Wednesday of a drowned Syrian toddler's body on a Turkish beach went viral, shared by thousands of social media users around the world.<p>The 3-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother were reported by Turkish media to have been among 12 refugees who drowned when their …

Human Rights

Pro-Russian rebels vow to take control of infrastructure across Donetsk region

Pro-Russian separatists occupying the regional government building in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk have vowed to take control of strategic infrastructure across the province they have declared an independent "people's republic".<p>Defying an ultimatum from Kiev to surrender, about two dozen …

Ukraine crisis: economy in 'free-fall'

Ukraine's economy remains "uncertain" as tensions increase, says investment research firm G Plus Economics' Lena Komilev<p><b>Russia's</b> threat to <b>cut gas supplies to Ukraine</b> and other escalating tensions looks to keep the country's financial situation unstable, said economist Lena Komilev.<p>There is a …

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine …

Russian TV weatherman warns of 'winds of change' in east Ukraine

A weatherman on Russian state television surprised viewers on Monday by weaving comments on Ukraine's political crisis into his weather forecast and warning of a "wind of change" in the country's east.<p>Vadim Zavodchenkov, of the rolling news channel Russia 24, went off topic to compare the weather …

EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade …

Ukraine's Central Bank Announces Massive Rate Hike

The Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) is down 3.3% against the U.S. dollar today. It's down 32% against the greenback year-to-date.<p>Rising geo-political tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which annexed Crimea, have weighed on the hryvnia.<p>The UAH is heavily dependent on Russian financing and these tensions …

Central Banks

Donetsk could be the confrontation that pushes Ukraine into war with Russia

To better understand what's happening in eastern Ukraine, it helps to know what the region was like before the current crisis.<p>Daniel Drezner does know that. He lived in Donetsk back in the 1990s.<p>"Imagine the worst aspects of Detroit and Pittsburgh," he says. "It's a coal and steel mining town." …

Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack …

Obama and Putin Had a Tense Phone Call About Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The White House has announced that on Monday night, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir …

Associated Press News

Can Anyone Stop the Unrest in Ukraine? | The Takeaway | WNYC

The escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine are being called Russian incitement by the West and a crackdown on free speech by the Russians. Can anyone …

Ukraine

German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine

BERLIN (AP) — German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia …

Ukraine Tanks, Helicopters Mass Near Eastern Flashpoint

IZYUM, Ukraine - Ukrainian military forces were massing on the outskirts of Slovyansk Wednesday, fortifying positions as fears grew that violent clashes with pro-Russian separatists could escalate.<p>At the town of Izyum, about 30 miles northwest of Slovyansk, at least four helicopters had landed in a …

Ukraine hits rebels amid civil war warnings

Russia has said Ukraine is lurching towards a state of civil war after Kiev began military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, seizing control of an airfield.<p>The acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said his forces had on Tuesday taken the airfield in Kramatorsk …

euronews on Twitter: "3 armed men stand between Ukrainian military vehicles and civilians blocking the convoy's advance near #Slovyansk. http://t.co/leOHmqbei1"

Vladimir Putin is Building 'New Berlin Wall': Ukraine PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is building a "new Berlin Wall" that will trigger a return to the Cold War era, Ukraine's Western-backed prime minister said Wednesday.<p>Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a government meeting that Moscow's secret service was "exporting terrorism" to eastern Ukraine and …

Ukraine is business as usual in D.C.

Ukrainian government troops seized an airport from pro-Russian separatists in an “anti-terrorist” operation covered on TV around the world on Tuesday.<p>Meanwhile, in Washington, President Barack Obama phoned the University of Connecticut’s basketball coaches to congratulate them on their recent …

In photos: Shows of strength in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian forces beef up presence in Slaviansk and seize Donetsk city hall, while Ukrainian military brings personnel carriers and jets to Kramatorsk

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Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the …

Ukraine military push appears to lose momentum in the east

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.<p>In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk.<p>Russian Ambassador to the EU …

NATO steps up operations in response to Russian buildup near Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The United States and its NATO allies agreed Wednesday to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy additional warships in response to Russia's military buildup near Ukraine.<p>The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will also send military personnel to conduct training and …

State updates Ukraine travel warning

The State Department issued an updated travel warning for Ukraine on Wednesday, adding language that says Russian troops have occupied Crimea and blaming “armed militants” for violence in the country.<p>The updated warning Wednesday replaces a similar warning from March. Both urge American citizens to …