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Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy

Ukrainian border guard service says some Russian trucks in the aid convoy are clearing customs
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Multimedia Ukrainian Troops Reclaim Key Town

Official says troops were able to enter Ilovaisk, near Donetsk, a logistical hub for pro-Russia rebels because of its major roads and rail lines
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Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future

Kremlin hopes import ban on Western food goods will bolster domestic production; experts say that may be wishful thinking
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Russia Shuts 4 McDonald's Restaurants Amid Ukraine Tensions

Moscow says affected establishments breached sanitary rules; shuttered branches include first to open in Soviet Union
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Video In Ukraine, Fear and Distrust Remain Where Fighting has Stopped

As Ukrainian military reclaims control of eastern cities residents rebuild their lives, but many say everyone is being treated with suspicion
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Dutch Review Energy Ties With Russia After MH17 Crash

Russia has become a leading fuel exporter to the Netherlands as it pursued a strategy to become northwest Europe's main energy hub
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Multimedia European Leaders to Discuss Energy Security, Ukraine Conflict

High-level Aug. 26 talks will also include leaders of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, according to statement on Ukrainian president's website
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Video Ukrainian Businesses Look for Alternatives to Russia

In the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, near the Russian border, economic change is underway
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Dozens Killed Fleeing Ukraine's Luhansk

Military, rebels trade blame over who is responsible for rocket strike on convoy of buses carrying refugees
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Germany Says Limited Progress in Ukraine Talks

Although progess toward a cease-fire was limited, the talks did resolve all questions about humanitarian aid to Ukraine
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NATO Commander: We Need to Be Ready for ‘Little Green Men’

US General Philip Breedlove says NATO would respond militarily to a Crimea-type incursion on the territory of any member state
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Ukraine Says Its Forces Regaining Control of Luhansk

Move could signal breakthrough in efforts by government forces to push back pro-Moscow separatists in region
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Video Ukraine Military Reinforces Positions Reclaimed from Rebels

With the help of high-tech gadgetry, brute force, government officers say they have claimed the upper hand
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Skirmishes in Ukraine as Russian Aid Convoy Awaits Inspection

Ukrainian troops reinforce positions in areas recently reclaimed from pro-Russian separatists as nearly 300 Russian aid trucks await approval to enter country
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Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Impacts Civilians

Exchange of rockets between government forces, insurgents in Donetsk hitting more than military targets, putting everyone on edge
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Ukraine Not Convinced as Putin Talks Peace

Russian leader's remarks ring hollow in Ukraine, where many blame Moscow for stoking tensions between the two countries
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Malaysia to Hold National Day of Mourning for MH17 Victims

Observance on August 22 will coincide with return of 16 bodies of victims who died when Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down in E. Ukraine
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Multimedia Putin Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Crimea Speech

Speaking on territory Moscow annexed in March, Russian president talks about need build to up country, but not for war or confrontation
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Multimedia Russian Aid Convoy Stalled North of Ukraine Border

Nearly 300 trucks said to be carrying supplies for people caught in conflict in eastern Ukraine have become subject of tug-of-war between Moscow, Kyiv
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Ashton Ready to Call Special Meeting on Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza

Meeting expected to cover conflicts in Iraq, Ukraine and Gaza
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As Showdown Looms, Humanitarian Situation Worsens in Eastern Ukraine

Armed clashes and shelling continue, while a quarter-of-a-million people in Luhansk have been without running water and electricity for two weeks
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Photogallery Ukraine to Deny Access to Russian Aid Convoy

Russian media say aid mission is in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, but relief agency says no such agreement exists
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As Kyiv’s Maidan Square Clears, Regrets Remain

In epicenter of protests which toppled pro-Moscow president, some complain new Europe-oriented government is not delivering on their demands
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Russia to Send Aid Convoy into Ukraine

Kremlin says assistance to be provided in collaboration with Red Cross; Kyiv, West warn Moscow against incursion under any pretext
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Photogallery Ukraine Warns Civilians as Troops Close In on Rebels in East

Military spokesman says ‘anti-terror’ forces are attacking separatist strongholds from four directions, closing in on rebel-held city of Donetsk
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Photogallery Ukraine Demands Rebels Surrender as Fighting Rages

Kyiv, Western leaders wary to rebel request for cease-fire, consider it a pre-text for Russia to invade on humanitarian grounds
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Ukraine Separatists: Ready for Cease-Fire

Ukrainian military continuing squeezing separatist forces in remaining strongholds of Donetsk, Luhansk
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Obama Speaks With Merkel About Ukraine

There was no detail on the conversation between the two leaders
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Moscow Denies Kyiv Claim of Troop Invasion

NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen called this week on Russia to pull its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned against further intervention in Ukraine
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Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

Shells fall with increasing frequency in Donetsk, one of eastern Ukraine's last rebel redoubts
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