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  • This photo taken in 2012 shows Oles Buzyna, 45, a Ukrainian journalist, during his visit in Donetsk, Ukraine. Buzyna known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead, local police said Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Vaganov)
    Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine's capital, the day after lawmaker's death The Canadian Press - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down Thursday in broad daylight in Kyiv, local police said, a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found … More »Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine's capital, the day after lawmaker's death

    This photo taken in 2012 shows Oles Buzyna, 45, a Ukrainian journalist, during his visit in Donetsk, Ukraine. Buzyna known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead, local police said Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Vaganov)

    A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down Thursday in broad daylight in Kyiv, local police said, a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead. Oles Buzyna, 45, was killed early Thursday afternoon by two masked men shooting from a passing car, the Ukrainian interior ministry said in a statement. …

  • A woman walks past a building damaged by fighting in Donetsk
    Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame … More »Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine

    A woman walks past a building damaged by fighting in Donetsk

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine. Evoking Cold War-style rhetoric, Russian Defence Minister Sergei …

  • NATO chief concerned at increase in Ukraine violence Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Thursday over an increase in violence and movements of heavy military equipment in eastern Ukraine, saying they … More »NATO chief concerned at increase in Ukraine violence

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Thursday over an increase in violence and movements of heavy military equipment in eastern Ukraine, saying they were undermining the Minsk peace agreement. Ukraine's military has reported that at least eight soldiers have been killed in the east this week despite …

  • Murders of pro-Russian lobbyists increase tension in Ukraine standoff Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    By Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was shot dead on Thursday in Kiev, a day after the killing … More »Murders of pro-Russian lobbyists increase tension in Ukraine standoff

    By Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was shot dead on Thursday in Kiev, a day after the killing of a political supporter of ousted Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovich, driving up tension between Moscow and Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin …

  • Ukraine Journalist Killed By Masked Gunmen Sky News - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    Oles Buzina, who was a vocal supporter of Viktor Yanukovych, was assassinated outside his home in Kiev on Thursday afternoon, according to the interior ministry. Officials … More »Ukraine Journalist Killed By Masked Gunmen

    Oles Buzina, who was a vocal supporter of Viktor Yanukovych, was assassinated outside his home in Kiev on Thursday afternoon, according to the interior ministry. Officials close to President Petro Poroshenko have claimed both men were involved in last year's "Anti-Maidan" movement – which opposed the widespread pro-Western …

  • Curbing the kleptocrats: Kiev chips away at its pervasive corruption Christian Science Monitor - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    "I've begun to think that the only way to deal with corruption is to bring in foreigners to do the job," says Larisa Blokhina, a Kiev housewife. "We've never made any … More »Curbing the kleptocrats: Kiev chips away at its pervasive corruption

    "I've begun to think that the only way to deal with corruption is to bring in foreigners to do the job," says Larisa Blokhina, a Kiev housewife. "We've never made any headway against corruption in the past because it totally pervades this society," he says. Not war, not economic crisis, but corruption. Mr. Sobolev started …

  • Former Ukrainian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: interior ministry Reuters - Wed, 15 Apr, 2015

    Oleg Kalashnikov, a former member of parliament for ex-president Viktor Yanukovich's discredited Party of Regions, was found shot dead in Kiev on Wednesday, the Ukrainian … More »Former Ukrainian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: interior ministry

    Oleg Kalashnikov, a former member of parliament for ex-president Viktor Yanukovich's discredited Party of Regions, was found shot dead in Kiev on Wednesday, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement. Senior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko said Kalashnikov, 52, had knowledge of the "Anti-Maidan" movement, …

  • Germany's Schaeuble says need for U.S. to solve Ukraine crisis Reuters - Wed, 15 Apr, 2015

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that the United States must play an important role in helping to solve the crisis in Ukraine while European … More »Germany's Schaeuble says need for U.S. to solve Ukraine crisis

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that the United States must play an important role in helping to solve the crisis in Ukraine while European resolve to come to a non-military solution remains strong. For this we need the United States," Schaeuble said in answer to a question following a presentation …

  • Canada's PM Harper, with Canada's CDS General Lawson, announces military support for Ukraine during a news conference in Ottawa
    Canada to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, says risk low Reuters - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, following in the steps of the United States and Britain, will send around 200 troops to Ukraine to help train soldiers … More »Canada to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, says risk low

    Canada's PM Harper, with Canada's CDS General Lawson, announces military support for Ukraine during a news conference in Ottawa

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, following in the steps of the United States and Britain, will send around 200 troops to Ukraine to help train soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists, Ottawa said on Tuesday. The Conservative government stressed the troops would be based far from clashes that …

  • New clashes in eastern Ukraine threaten cease-fire Christian Science Monitor - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    At least seven soldiers were killed in fighting overnight between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the worst death toll since February's fragile … More »New clashes in eastern Ukraine threaten cease-fire

    At least seven soldiers were killed in fighting overnight between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the worst death toll since February's fragile cease-fire was signed. Clashes between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine had largely subsided following the cease-fire deal agreed …

  • A pro-Russian rebel stands near Ukrainian military unexploded shells at a range in the suburbs of Donetsk
    Six servicemen killed as violence escalates in east Ukraine Reuters - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    Six servicemen were killed and 12 wounded in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukraine's military said on Tuesday, as both sides in the conflict … More »Six servicemen killed as violence escalates in east Ukraine

    A pro-Russian rebel stands near Ukrainian military unexploded shells at a range in the suburbs of Donetsk

    Six servicemen were killed and 12 wounded in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukraine's military said on Tuesday, as both sides in the conflict accused the other of increasing attacks and building up weapons on the frontline. The mutual recriminations have put further strain on a two-month-old …

  • Ukraine crisis: Canada sending 200 trainers for Ukraine military CBC - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    Canada will join a training mission to help Ukraine's military in its struggle against Russian-backed rebels, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday, following months … More »Ukraine crisis: Canada sending 200 trainers for Ukraine military

    Canada will join a training mission to help Ukraine's military in its struggle against Russian-backed rebels, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday, following months of requests for assistance from Ukraine's government. Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson faced reporters later. Kenney told …