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US, European Jets Join Arctic Exercise Near Russia

Exercise based in north of Norway, Sweden and Finland, meant to test cooperation among Arctic nations in region
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Ukraine Separatists: Car Bomb Kills Rebel Commander, 6 Others

Oleksiy Mozgovoy - rebel defense battalion leader - his colleagues die in explosion after machine-gun fire from unknown assailants, near Alchevsk, northeast of Donetsk
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EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit

Agreement requires Ukraine to adopt series of reforms including anti-corruption measures
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Video Amnesty: Torture of POWs is Rife in Ukraine Conflict

Rights group says both sides perpetrating war crimes, including torture and summarily killing prisoners
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Multimedia Ukraine Fears Summer Offensive Despite Diplomatic Initiatives

Concerns are growing that three-month-old cease-fire in Ukraine between government forces, Russian-backed rebels could in coming weeks break down into all-out fighting
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Multimedia Ukraine Conflict Simmers as EU Courts Former Soviet States

Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit on Thursday in Riga, Latvia
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Russia: US Not Always Constructive in Ukraine's Affairs

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the BBC that Ukraine is in a "real war" with Russia, not just with pro-Russian separatists
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To Russia's Annoyance, US Hones Ukrainians' Fighting Skills

Small-scale US-led exercises, together with similar drills set up by Britain, Canada and Poland, part of Western military backing for Kyiv
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Kyiv Lodges Official Protest Over Capture of Russian Soldiers in E. Ukraine

Two Russian servicemen were captured on Saturday and are recovering from wounds in a Kyiv hospital
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US Official: Ukraine Cease-fire Being Violated 'Daily'

Comments by assistant secretary of state come as some analysts express concern over signs of Washington’s diminishing backing of Kyiv
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Russia-US Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain

Kerry-Putin meeting raises hopes of thaw in relations, which have reached post-Cold War low
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NATO, EU to Work Together to Counter Russia's 'Hybrid' Warfare

Critics say Ukraine crisis shows alliance was ill-prepared to deal with unconventional tactics such as cyber attacks, information warfare and irregular militia
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Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine

Eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of leading nations in Europe in fight against hacking
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Kerry Urges Closer Ties Among Allies to Battle IS

Secretary of State calls for more coherent approach among Gulf Cooperation Council, wider NATO alliance of countries fighting Islamic State militants
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Video US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs

Top US diplomat says President Putin allowed for significant time to discuss progress on a range of topics, from US-Iranian nuclear negotiations to Yemen, Syria and Ukraine
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'What Does Moscow Want?' Asks Georgian President

Georgy Margvelashvili says Russia, which crushed Georgian forces in a 2008 five-day war, can offer no alternative to integration with the West
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Report Questions Russia's Ukraine Narrative

New report, based on research begun by slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov claims over 200 Russian military personnel have died in E. Ukraine fighting
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Nemtsov Report: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine Battles

Russian Defense Ministry has denied that any of its soldiers have fought in Ukraine, saying that Russians who have joined armed separatists were volunteers
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Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency

OECD report notes Ukraine, despite progress in making legal and institutional reforms, has yet to 'deliver convincing results' in fighting corruption
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In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink

Upsurge in violence comes as some diplomatic effort made to reach more enduring settlement in conflict between Kyiv, pro-Russia rebels
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NATO Briefly Shifts Command HQ to Romania

Temporary relocation will enable alliance to hone reactions to Russia’s actions in Ukraine
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Video Russia's 'V-Day' Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine

Critics say Soviet-style display of power, nationalism don't recognize tragic scars of warfare that still influence politics, fighting in Ukraine
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US, Ukraine Urge Russia to Pursue Political Solution to Ukraine Conflict

US VP Joe Biden, Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk urge Russia to fulfill its commitments under Minsk agreement in phone conversation Friday
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NATO Commander: Russia May Be Preparing New Ukraine Offensive

US Air Force General Philip Breedlove also concedes there are 'critical gaps' in collection and analysis of intelligence in Ukraine's east
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Four Leaders Discuss 'Fragile' Ukraine Cease-fire

Leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia agree on truce 'stabilization' efforts in four-way telephone conversation
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Russian Media Play Up WWII Victory, Lash Out at 'V-Day Snubs'

Patriotic films, TV programs touting glory of Soviet heroes who fought and sacrificed for the defeat of Nazi Germany are scheduled to air
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EU Calls for More Reforms in Ukraine

Call comes at EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv as President Poroshenko urges West to remain united behind his country, still at war with pro-Russia rebels
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Ukraine: Rebels Firing From Rocket Launchers Again

Type of hardware should have been withdrawn under February truce deal, Ukrainian military officials say
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Poroshenko: Ukraine Will Be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years

Announcement comes as EU officials reject Ukraine president's request for EU peace-keeping mission to eastern Ukraine
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Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal

With implementation ‘taking longer,’ sanctions to be reviewed again in June, German leader says after meeting with Polish PM Kopacz
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