Ukrainian studies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26737/all en Ukraine crisis 'harder and harder' to resolve http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-crisis-harder-and-harder-resolve-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's foreign minister warned Wednesday that the crisis in Ukraine was getting "harder and harder" to resolve, as the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War showed no sign of abating.</p> <p>"Each day that passes... makes a solution harder and harder to reach," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said while on a trip to Moldova, urging Moscow and Kiev to seize the "opportunity" of a deal reached in Geneva last week to defuse the crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-crisis-harder-and-harder-resolve-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Landlocked countries Technology Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:51:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129008 at http://www.globalpost.com Murdered politician in Ukraine suffered 'many knife wounds' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/murdered-politician-ukraine-suffered-many-knife-wounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A local politician whose mutilated body was found near a rebel-held town in east Ukraine suffered many knife wounds, his anguished widow said Wednesday after identifying his body.</p> <p>Volodymyr Rybak, a local councillor from the pro-Western party of Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, was found on the weekend along with another male corpse weighted down in a river close to the town of Slavyansk.</p> <p>The discovery prompted Turchynov to order a new military offensive against the rebels, whom he blamed for the killing and "brutal torture".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/murdered-politician-ukraine-suffered-many-knife-wounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government of Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:38:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128931 at http://www.globalpost.com Moscow to meet Ukraine for energy talks as EU frees gas for Kiev http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/moscow-meet-ukraine-energy-talks-eu-frees-gas-kiev <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Lewis and Vladimir Soldatkin</p> <p>BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - European and Russian officials will meet this week and next for emergency talks to try to prevent Moscow cutting off gas supply to Ukraine, as Europe explores how to pump more gas to the struggling country.</p> <p>Moscow has nearly doubled the natural gas price it charges Ukraine and threatened to cut gas supplies for non-payment of debt since a new pro-Western government took over in Kiev in February.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/moscow-meet-ukraine-energy-talks-eu-frees-gas-kiev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128905 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/biden-warns-ukraine-russia-dismisses-sanctions-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pavel Polityuk and Alastair Macdonald</p> <p>KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.</p> <p>Lavrov's comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for the pro-Western government, and a warning to Russia not to interfere in Ukraine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/biden-warns-ukraine-russia-dismisses-sanctions-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Politics Presidents of Ukraine Technology Ukrainian studies War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:05:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127636 at http://www.globalpost.com Two weeks on, Kiev has no answer to separatists in east http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/two-weeks-kiev-has-no-answer-separatists-east <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On April 6, pro-Russian separatists first attacked public buildings in the east of Ukraine. Two weeks on, they now have an impressive arsenal of arms and control some 15 towns, with the Kiev government having no answer on how to regain control of the situation.</p> <p>The separatist activists are notably occupying the regional administration building in the million-strong city of Donetsk, the former stronghold of ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/two-weeks-kiev-has-no-answer-separatists-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128699 at http://www.globalpost.com Moscow insists Kiev pull back troops from the east http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/moscow-insists-kiev-pull-back-troops-the-east <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia insisted Wednesday that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine and accused Washington of distorting an agreement to ease the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the end of the Cold War.</p> <p>"The Russian side once again insists on the immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ukraine's southeast, the pullback of units of the Ukrainian army and the start of a genuine internal Ukrainian dialogue involving all of the country's regions and political formations," the foreign ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/moscow-insists-kiev-pull-back-troops-the-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Subdivisions of Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128694 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia vows response if 'interests' in Ukraine attacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/russia-vows-response-if-interests-ukraine-attacked <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia issued a sharp warning on Wednesday that it will strike back if its "legitimate interests" in Ukraine are attacked, raising the stakes in the Cold War-like duel with the United States over the former Soviet republic's future.</p> <p>"If we are attacked, we would certainly respond," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told state-controlled RT television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/russia-vows-response-if-interests-ukraine-attacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of Ukraine Politics Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:34:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128672 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine, Russia, EU may meet to talk gas: Ukraine minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/ukraine-russia-eu-may-meet-talk-gas-ukraine-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KIEV (Reuters) - Russia, the European Commission and Slovakia may hold talks with Ukraine on Thursday on a possible solution to the country's gas crisis, Ukraine's Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said.</p> <p>Prodan told reporters on Wednesday that Moscow and the European Union had suggested the ministerial meeting, which would be held in the Slovak capital of Bratislava.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/ukraine-russia-eu-may-meet-talk-gas-ukraine-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:12:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128527 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia accuses US of 'running the show' in Kiev http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/russia-accuses-us-running-the-show-kiev <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of controlling the actions of the pro-West Ukrainian government, saying that Washington was now "running the show" in Kiev.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the state-controlled RT English language channel in an interview that Ukraine had chosen to relaunch military operations against separatists in the east during a visit to Kiev by US Vice President Joe Biden.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/russia-accuses-us-running-the-show-kiev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Technology Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:06:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128505 at http://www.globalpost.com Pro-Kiev voices struggle to be heard over separatists in Ukraine's east http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/pro-kiev-activists-drowned-out-separatists-ukraines-east <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - When a group of pro-Kiev activists decided to hold a rally in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, they found that no shops stocked ribbons in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.</p> <p>Instead, they had to use social media to appeal to supporters in other parts of Ukraine to send the ribbons to their improvised headquarters, in a cellar near Donetsk's Lenin Square.</p> <p>"This is all very hard," said Tetiana Durneva, an activist with the committee.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/pro-kiev-activists-drowned-out-separatists-ukraines-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Labor Law Social Issues Sports Ukraine Ukrainian studies Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:53:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128363 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine rebels brace for new assault as US troops head to region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-rebels-brace-new-assault-us-troops-head-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine braced Wednesday for a renewed military offensive by Kiev as US troops headed to region in a show of force after Washington again warned Moscow over the escalating crisis.</p> <p>The United States said it plans to deploy 600 troops to Poland and the Baltic states to "reassure our allies and partners" after threatening Russia with more sanctions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-rebels-brace-new-assault-us-troops-head-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Eastern Europe Europe Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:42:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128287 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-relaunches-anti-rebel-operation-after-biden-leaves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic.</p> <p>The US Defence Department at the same time announced it was sending 600 troops to neighbouring Poland and to Baltic countries for "exercises".</p> <p>Russia already has tens of thousands of its troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-relaunches-anti-rebel-operation-after-biden-leaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:19:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128061 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine leader urges crackdown as peace eludes east http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/ukraine-leader-urges-crackdown-peace-eludes-east <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p>SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president accused Russia of aiding "terrorists" who killed a politician from his own party, urging a crackdown in the east on Tuesday that could hamper international efforts to defuse the crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/ukraine-leader-urges-crackdown-peace-eludes-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Law Politics of Ukraine Ukrainian studies War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:22:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127886 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine on 'brink of civil war,' Russian ambassador to Canada says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140422/russian-ambassador-heckled-during-speech-toronto-about-crisi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Russia's ambassador to Canada faced down hecklers Tuesday as he pushed back against what he called anti-Russian hysteria and stereotypes, but said Moscow had no intention of invading Ukraine.</p> <p>Amid tension over what critics see as Russia's expansionist meddling in its neighbour, Georgiy Mamedov told a business audience that fears of full-scale Russian military intervention are unfounded.</p> <p>"Ukraine is on the brink of civil war," Mamedov said.</p> <p>"(But) I can give you my personal assurances: Our troops won't cross the Ukrainian border."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140422/russian-ambassador-heckled-during-speech-toronto-about-crisi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Georgiy Mamedov Government of Ukraine Ukrainian studies The Canadian Press Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:33:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 6127740 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine orders military operation against rebels after Biden leaves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/ukraine-orders-military-operation-against-rebels-after-biden-leaves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day Kiev visit in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic.</p> <p>The US Defence Department at the same time announced it was sending 600 US troops to neighbouring Poland and to Baltic countries for "exercises". </p> <p>Russia already has tens of thousands of its troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/ukraine-orders-military-operation-against-rebels-after-biden-leaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:48:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127825 at http://www.globalpost.com