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MH17 disaster: Germany 'failed to warn of Ukraine risk'

The German government was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine shortly before flight MH17 was shot down last July, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say.
BBC: April 27, 2015

Former US Ambassador: Putin has no interest in resolving Ukraine conflict

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no interest in resolving the conflict in Ukraine because it serves his interest.
April 11, 2015

Germany again warns against lethal weaponry for Ukraine

Germany's top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a "dangerous, permanent escalation" of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow.
March 13, 2015

Putin recounts how he gave orders to ‘save’ Yanukovych, ‘return’ Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he ordered security officials in February 2014 to make plans to "save the life" of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's then-president, and to start planning for Russia's annexation of Crimea.
March 9, 2015

NATO: Many Russian Soldiers Dying in E. Ukraine

Russian soldiers are dying in "large numbers" fighting alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine against government forces, a senior NATO official said Thursday.
March 6, 2015

UK to help train Ukrainian army

British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
BBC: February 24, 2015

Ukraine: UK and EU 'badly misread' Russia

The UK and the EU have been accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.
BBC: February 20, 2015

US: 'Proxy War' with Russia over E. Ukraine not in world's interest

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it was not in the interests of Ukraine or the world to get into a proxy war with Russia over eastern Ukraine, a comment suggesting Washington is hesitant to arm Ukrainian forces.
February 17, 2015

Fighting rages in Ukraine with cease-fire set to take effect

Fighting raged in Ukraine Saturday between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists, just hours before a cease-fire aimed at halting the conflict it set to take effect.
February 14, 2015

Eastern Ukraine cease-fire deal reached

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France emerged from marathon talks in Belarus Thursday with a cease-fire deal aimed at ending months of fighting that has killed thousands in eastern Ukraine.
February 12, 2015