A video claiming to show the mothers of Russian soldiers making an emotional appeal to President Vladimir Putin to bring their sons back from Ukraine went viral on Aug. 27, as the propaganda war on the conflict in the country's east continues.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has said that Russia is sending a growing number of its troops and newest air defense systems to eastern Ukraine and is now directly involved in the fighting.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation exchanged views on international efforts to de-escalate the situation in the Donbas, the press service of the head of state has reported.
Former Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine Valentyna Semeniuk-Samsonenko was found dead in her home in the village of Chaiky (Kyevo-Sviatoshynsky district) on Aug. 27, spokesman for the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's main office in Kyiv region Mykola Zhukovych has said.
Novoazovsk - Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday, Aug. 27 far from their previous battles with government troops.
Russia's aggression and intimidation toward Ukraine should get a collective response from Canada and its allies, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says that regular military forces of Ukraine and Russia are now fighting in the east of Ukraine.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says that Russia is directing a counteroffensive in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Voice of America reported in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 28.
British Prime Minister Cameron and European Union Council President Herman Van Rompuy have agreed that the EU should put further pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with escalation in east Ukraine.
NATO's plan for long-term rotation of troops in its eastern states is well tailored as a deterrence and not a provocation to Russia. The alliance's strategic patience with Putin reflects not a desire for victory but hopes for a nonaggressive Russia.
Many Ukrainians remain sceptical about whether Minsk summit between Moscow and Kyiv will lead to the end of the war in the east of the country. In talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko promised to work on a 'roadmap' for a ceasefire.
Moscow will take into consideration the activity of NATO forces near Russia's borders when drawing up its military planning, Russia's envoy to NATO was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Aug. 28.
Several Russian journalists say they were attacked while investigating the suspected secret burials of soldiers believed to have been killed in Ukraine.
With evidence of Russian military activity in Ukraine piling up, how long can Moscow deny its involvement in the ongoing conflict?
While the advance of pro-Russian separatists across a swath of southern Ukraine stirred alarm Wednesday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the president’s office in Kyiv to complain about the conduct of the war in the east of the country, where five battalions of volunteer fighters were reportedly cut off by a rebel counterattack.
US authorities are investigating a new wave of cyber attacks against American financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank by assets.
Russia is ready to send a second humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine "even tomorrow", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Aug. 27, after an earlier convoy that entered Ukrainian territory last week without Kyiv's permission.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's stealth war of attrition may be paying off. As evidence mounts that pro-Russian separatists are being supplied with new weapons from across the border, some Ukrainian soldiers are now refusing to fight.