WASHINGTON - The United States pledged $53 million in fresh aid to Ukraine on Sept. 18 for its struggle against Russia's incursion, including counter-mortar radar equipment, in a gesture of support for visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
WASHINGTON - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made an emotional speech to the U.S. Congress on Sept. 18 for more support as his country grapples with pro-Russian separatists, including lethal and non-lethal aid, more sanctions and special security status with close ties to NATO.
Kyiv accused Moscow on Sept. 18 of massing its troops in annexed Crimea on the Ukraine border, rattling nerves just as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to meet US counterpart Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - Global nuclear non-proliferation, the future of the NATO alliance and peace in Europe depend on the United States' response to Russian aggression against Ukraine, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko plans to tell a joint-session of Congress on Sept. 18 morning.
The building of the Crimea Tatars' self-governing body, the Mejlis, has been impounded by Russia's Federal Bailiffs Service. Some 15 bailiffs arrived at the Mejlis on Sept. 18 and requested all people to leave in accordance with a Simferopol court ruling that all property and bank accounts of the Qirim (Crimea) Foundation - including the Mejlis building - be impounded.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in Washington on Sept. 18 for talks with President Barack Obama and to give an address to lawmakers. Poroshenko, who declared a cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Sept. 5, is widely expected to press U.S. officials for additional military assistance beyond the $70 million promised by Washington late last month.
Russia has deployed about 5,000 soldiers in eastern Ukraine to back separatist rebels, a Defense Ministry official in Kyiv said as fighting flared up on Sept. 18 at Donetsk airport.
Sporadic shelling between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukranian army continues around the government held airport in Donetsk. Despite the occasional outbreaks of violence it appears the fragile ceasefire still holds.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.
DONETSK - The city council in Donetsk says no deaths were reported in fighting overnight, one of the quietest nights recently in eastern Ukraine.
Since Kyiv's authorities started turning off communal hot water supplies last month to save natural gas, people with their own boilers have found unwashed friends on the doorstep armed with a towel and a bar of soap.
A thousand miles from Moscow, on a wooden bench in the yard of her parents' house, Oksana shares memories of her brother Konstantin. She shows me the medal he'd been awarded for military service in the North Caucasus; some of his army photos, too, including a portrait on a military pendant.
WASHINGTON - In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Sept. 18 after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to visit Washington on September 18 where he will address Congress and meet with U.S. President Barack Obama. Poroshenko is making his first visit to Washington as Ukraine's president and is hoping to convince the U.S. government to provide further help for his country.
In an address to Canada's parliament, he thanked the country for promising to provide Kyiv with bullet-proof vests and helmets: military safety equipment to help it secure the embattled east of the country.
Just over three months after taking office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing some increased opposition based largely on controversial decisions he has made in the country's conflict with Russia. But as the president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in the fight, he still commands significant support at home.
After two days of dealing with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama revisits another global crisis on Sept. 16: Russia and Ukraine.
This was supposed to be a momentous day for Ukraine. The association agreement with the European Union was ratified on Sept. 16 by Ukraine's parliament. This was the deal spurned by former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych last November - a move that sparked a revolution, prompted his removal in February, and led to Russia's annexation of Crimea and the Russian-backed war in eastern Ukraine.