Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26776/www.gstatic.com/osd/hbe.swf en 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 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's leaders say have U.S. backing to take on 'aggressors' 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) - Ukraine's government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause on Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States.</p> <p>Prompted in part by the discovery of the body of a Ukrainian politician who appeared to have been tortured, officials in Kiev decided to renew what they call an "anti-terrorist operation" against separatist militias who have seized control of about a dozen public buildings in eastern 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 Ukraine Ukrainian studies War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:05:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127636 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 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 Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/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/140422/ukraine-relaunches-anti-rebel-operation-after-biden-leaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:32:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127810 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden vows US will isolate Russia if Ukraine 'provocation' not halted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/biden-vows-us-will-isolate-russia-if-ukraine-provocation-not-halted <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>US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Russia of isolation if it continues to try to "pull Ukraine apart" and pledged Washington's strong support for Kiev's leaders, as a Cold War-style confrontation over the former Soviet republic ratcheted up.</p> <p>"We call on Russia to stop supporting men hiding behind masks in unmarked uniforms, sowing unrest in eastern Ukraine," Biden said as he was wrapping up a two-day visit to Kiev.</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/biden-vows-us-will-isolate-russia-if-ukraine-provocation-not-halted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:18:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127562 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden offers Kiev U.S. help, condemns corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/biden-offers-kiev-us-help-condemns-corruption-0 <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) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian presidential candidates and members of parliament on Tuesday that Washington was ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned them they must fight the "cancer" of endemic corruption.</p> <p>In Kiev to offer a symbolic show of U.S. support, Biden said the presidential election on May 25 would be an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a more unified and prosperous country.</p> <p>Washington, he said, was ready to assist in holding it.</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-offers-kiev-us-help-condemns-corruption-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Joe Biden Politics Ukraine Ukrainian studies War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:26:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127514 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine PM to meet Pope Francis amid crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/ukraine-pm-meet-pope-francis-amid-crisis <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>Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is to meet Pope Francis on Saturday amid tensions with pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine, the Vatican said.</p> <p>Yatsenyuk will be one of dozens of world leaders attending a ceremony on Sunday that will confer sainthood on popes John Paul II and John XXIII.</p> <p>Ukraine's Christian believers are divided between Orthodox followers of the Kiev and Moscow patriarchates and a minority, mainly in western Ukraine, of Greek Catholics who recognise the authority of the Vatican.</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-pm-meet-pope-francis-amid-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arseniy Yatsenyuk Europe Religion Social Issues Ukraine War AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:53:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127169 at http://www.globalpost.com Pictures link masked men in Ukraine to Russia - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140421/pictures-link-masked-men-ukraine-russia-report <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>Photographs taken in eastern Ukraine suggest that some of the masked armed pro-Kremlin separatists are really Russian soldiers and intelligence operatives, the New York Times reported on Monday.</p> <p>Citing Ukrainian sources and photos and descriptions "endorsed by the Obama administration", the newspaper reported that some men have been identified in photos of Russian troops taken in other settings.</p> <p>The paper included pictures of operatives taken in Georgia in 2008 and earlier this year in Crimea, and compared them to the men in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk.</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/140421/pictures-link-masked-men-ukraine-russia-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Slavyansk Ukraine War AFP Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126569 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden heads to Ukraine as Russia accuses Kiev of violating accord http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140421/biden-heads-ukraine-russia-accuses-kiev-violating-accord <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 Monday accused Ukraine of flouting an international accord meant to diffuse the crisis over its separatist east, as US Vice President Joe Biden was to about to arrive in Kiev in a show of support for its pro-Western leaders.</p> <p>"The Geneva accord is not only not being fulfilled, but steps are being taken, primarily by those who seized power in Kiev, that are grossly breaching the agreements reached," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a Moscow press conference.</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/140421/biden-heads-ukraine-russia-accuses-kiev-violating-accord" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Europe Health Hospitality Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:51:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126520 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says Ukraine clash shows Kiev not disarming militants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140420/russia-says-ukraine-clash-shows-kiev-not-disarming-militants <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>MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fatal gun battle overnight near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk shows that the Ukrainian authorities are failing to rein in armed extremists, Russia's foreign ministry said on Sunday.</p> <p>In a statement, the ministry said an unspecified number of innocent civilians were killed in an attack by armed men from "Right Sector," a far-right nationalist group which figured prominently in the overthrow of Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovich 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/140420/russia-says-ukraine-clash-shows-kiev-not-disarming-militants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:47:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125879 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly shootout in east Ukraine shatters Easter truce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/deadly-shootout-east-ukraine-shatters-easter-truce <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 deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring itself "outraged" at the return to violence in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.</p> <p>Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a firefight at a roadblock close to the separatist-held town of Slavyansk, a local pro-Kremlin rebel leader, Vyatcheslav Ponomarev, 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/140420/deadly-shootout-east-ukraine-shatters-easter-truce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Europe Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:18:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125868 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine in 'pivotal period' as deal stalls, US warns Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-pivotal-period-deal-stalls-us-warns-russia-1 <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 was under US pressure Saturday to convince pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine to cease occupying eastern towns, after Washington warned the situation in the former Soviet republic was in a "pivotal period".</p> <p>But with the separatists' refusal to budge throwing a deal to defuse the crisis into doubt, and US sanctions looming large, Russia warned that its military was massed on Ukraine's border, ready to act.</p> <p>In the nearly dozen Ukrainian towns the pro-Kremlin rebels were holding, the stalemate dragged on Saturday. </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/140419/ukraine-pivotal-period-deal-stalls-us-warns-russia-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Europe Health Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125561 at http://www.globalpost.com Most in east Ukraine region against joining Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/most-east-ukraine-region-against-joining-russia <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 majority of inhabitants in Ukraine's pro-Russian protest hub Donetsk do not want to join Russia but consider the government in Kiev to be illegitimate, according to a poll published Saturday.</p> <p>52.2 percent of people questioned in the region, the focal point of separatist unrest that has seen pro-Moscow militants seize a string of towns, said they were against joining Russia while 27.5 percent favoured rule from Ukraine's former Soviet master Moscow.</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/140419/most-east-ukraine-region-against-joining-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:17:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125385 at http://www.globalpost.com