Transparency International calls on Ukraine President to fulfil his anti-corruption commitments – Transparency International (press release) (blog)

Transparency International calls on Ukraine President to fulfil his anti-corruption commitmentsTransparency International (press release) (blog)Ukraine must not delay the launch of a key electronic system to monitor the assets and…

Ukraine reports skirmish near Maryinka, up to eight enemy troops killed – Ukraine Today

Ukraine Today“The Ukrainian military repelled them successfully. The coordinated efforts of the personnel made the enemy retreat to the initial firing positions. The enemy suffered losses of up to eight…

Yanukovych’s close ally, arrested in Ukraine, accused of creating “LPR” – Ukraine Today

Ukraine TodayOleksandr Yefremov, former Governor of Luhansk region and ex-leader of ousted President Yanukovych’s Party of Region, is accused of creating the so called Luhansk People’s Republic. This is reported…

Ukraine’s History Is in Good Hands – Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)I was surprised by the words of Canadian historian Marco Carynnyk, who Cohen quoted in his article saying he had problems accessing the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)…

Ukraine crisis: 'Last chance' for peace says Hollande – BBC News

Ukraine crisis: ‘Last chance’ for peace says HollandeBBC NewsA peace plan drawn up by France and Germany is “one of the last chances” to end the conflict in east Ukraine,…

Russian aid convoy heads for Ukraine amid doubts over lorries’ contents – The Guardian

The GuardianA huge Russian convoy allegedly carrying humanitarian aid was on its way to war-torn eastern Ukraine on Tuesday night, in a operation which the west fears may be a…

Ukraine Crisis Takes Toll on Germany’s Economy, Powerhouse of the Eurozone – New York Times

New York TimesThe eurozone G.D.P. report, to be released Thursday by the European Union statistical agency, Eurostat, is based on data from before the latest tensions over Ukraine, and before…

Ukraine’s Currency Hits a New Low – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEscalating tensions with Russia sent Ukraine’s currency tumbling to a record low against the dollar Tuesday, a move that could threaten the stability of the country’s banking system…

Ukraine Is Now Wide Open to Invasion – Daily Beast

Daily BeastFor the last few days all media attention on the Ukrainian crisis has been focused on two topics: the advances made by Ukrainian forces around the city of Donetsk…

Sen. Nelson says US should arm Ukraine against rebels – Florida Today

Florida TodayA senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Nelson made his comments on the eve of a two-week, fact-finding trip to Ukraine, Lithuania and Turkey. Nelson plans to…

Australian Prime Minister Abbott: Ukraine plane crash was murder – Fox News

Fox News11, 2014. Abbott and Rutte met Monday to discuss repatriation of Australian victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and to examine possibilities for prosecuting the persons responsible…

280 Russian Aid Trucks Leave for Eastern Ukraine – ABC News

ABC NewsRussian television and news agencies reported Tuesday that 2,000 tons of aid was en route to Ukraine, where fighting between pro-Russian separatists and government forces has claimed more than…

Ukraine Sanctions on Russia Would Disrupt Europe’s Gas Import Deals – The Moscow Times

The Moscow TimesUkraine said European companies would have to agree on a major revision of gas contracts with Russia if Kiev slaps sanctions on Moscow and Gazprom, a measure that…

Huge Russian Convoy Leaves Moscow for Ukraine, Bearing Aid – New York Times

New York TimesMOSCOW — An enormous Russian convoy of about 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid has left Moscow for southeastern Ukraine, Russian television and news agencies reported Tuesday. The Russian…

Ukraine Is Winning the War – Politico

PoliticoThe fog of war, the ADHD of cable news and the smears of Russian propaganda have combined to obscure some important good news in this dismal summer. In the historic…

Nelson says US should arm Ukraine against rebels – Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola News JournalA senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Nelson made his comments on the eve of a two-week, fact-finding trip to Ukraine, Lithuania and Turkey. Nelson plans…

Russian Intervention in Ukraine Is Likely, NATO Says – New York Times

New York TimesAs the Kremlin announced that it had sent a convoy of humanitarian aid to the besieged, separatist-held city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine under the auspices of the…

Russia says to send aid to Ukraine despite West’s warnings – Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsThe Kremlin said Monday Russia will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine in cooperation with the International Red Cross. The statement was made in a readout of a telephone…

Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion … – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS/DONETSK (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext…

Red Cross to lead relief effort to eastern Ukraine – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUkraine said Monday it had agreed with Russia, the European Union and the United States on an international humanitarian mission led by the Red Cross to the besieged city…

Ukraine Conflict Puts Culture in Crossfire – New York Times

New York Times3, a crowd of Ukrainian nationalists tried to block the entrance to a beachfront nightclub in the southern city of Odessa, waving sticks and shouting slogans that accused…

Ukraine forces, rebels battle for Donetsk after separatists move off cease … – Fox News

Fox NewsAugust 10, 2014: A wounded Ukrainian woman receives treatment after shelling in Donetsk. One person was killed and 10 injured in shelling that started early Sunday morning and continued…

Ukraine crisis: the neo-Nazi brigade fighting pro-Russian separatists – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukBut Kiev’s use of volunteer paramilitaries to stamp out the Russian-backed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”, proclaimed in eastern Ukraine in March, should send a shiver down Europe’s spine. Recently…

Ukraine Steps Up Assault of Rebel City – New York Times

New York TimesIt also reinforced the Ukrainian leadership’s rejection of a cease-fire on humanitarian grounds offered on Saturday by the head of the main pro-Russian separatist group here, the Donetsk…

Ukraine Demands Rebels In Donetsk Surrender – Huffington Post

Ukraine Demands Rebels In Donetsk SurrenderHuffington PostDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold…

Husband of Kiev Revolution Hero Killed in Battle in Ukraine – Mashable

Husband of Kiev Revolution Hero Killed in Battle in UkraineMashableSince 2002, Berezovy had been married to Chornovol, a former investigative journalist who investigated corruption and exposed the lavish lifestyles of…

Steven Seagal plays at concert for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine – The Guardian

The GuardianAt the corner of the stage hung the black, blue and red flag of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR), declared independent by pro-Russia rebels fighting to break away…

Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer – CNBC

CNBC“The other thing coming out of Russia is [President Vladimir Putin] with an emergency meeting that he’s trying to push to declare concern about a humanitarian crisis unfolding in [Ukraine],”…

Ukraine president says he’ll consider aid mission as Obama, Merkel warn … – Fox News

Fox NewsUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he will consider allowing an international aid mission into rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine after pro-Russian separatists called for a case-fire to avert…

The Two-Way – NPR (blog)

The Two-WayNPR (blog)Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET. Amid reports that Ukraine army forces are closing in on rebel-held Donetsk, the leader of the separatist insurgents says his fighters would accept…

Under siege, Pro-Russia separatists call for truce in Ukraine – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesEmbattled Ukrainian separatists called for a truce Saturday after government troops surrounded their main stronghold of Donetsk, and a reported attempt by Russia to send in an armored…

Ukraine crisis: Donetsk rebels call for ceasefire – BBC News

BBC NewsPro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s east have called for a ceasefire in Donetsk to avert a “humanitarian catastrophe”. Newly installed rebel political leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko made the call after other…

Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Willing To Accept Ceasefire – Huffington Post

Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Willing To Accept CeasefireHuffington PostDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’…

Ukrainian rebels say they ready for ceasefire – Reuters

Reuters“We are ready for a ceasefire to prevent the proliferation of a humanitarian disaster in Donbass,” Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic said in a statement,…

Ukraine Makes Strides Into Rebel Stronghold – New York Times

New York TimesDONETSK, Ukraine — The warnings from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the White House over the past week could not have been graver in tone: The Russian…