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Putin says he doubts Ukraine can deliver on peace process

Oct. 11, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented Friday the inability of his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to ensure a pullback of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine as the first step toward peace settlement. Putin's remarks on Friday came a week after Ukraine, along with Russia...

Ukrainian police officer injured in protest in war-torn east

Oct. 9, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A much-anticipated pullback of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine was derailed on Wednesday after both sides traded accusations of breaking the cease-fire. Both Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists were expected to withdraw heavy weaponry from two locations in the...

Ukraine agrees to election in separatist-controlled east

Oct. 1, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow. The signing at a meeting in the Belarusian...

MH17 investigators want to speak to Ukrainian prisoner

Sep. 3, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing five years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine want to speak to a man being held by Ukrainian authorities, calling him a "person of interest" in their probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The fate of Volodymyr...