Editor's note: This article was updated to include a response from FIFA, the world soccer governing body. The Swiss-based non-profit removed the sequence that showed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia on map of Russia from a video it published on Oct. 28.
The United States will train Ukrainian servicemen and supply military high technology to Ukraine, which should help soldiers in Donbas protect themselves, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has said in an interview with the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper.
With many pro-European politicians winning seats in parliament, some 64 former lawmakers who supported so callled "dictator laws" during the waning days of deposed president Viktor Yanukovych, are making it to parliament again.
Two days after Ukraine’s Oct. 26 parliamentary election Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s party People's Front is nearly tied with the Petro Poroshenko Bloc with the parties receiving 22.17 percent and 21.81 percent respectively with 99 percent of the vote counted.
The 2014 snap elections to the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) that took place on Oct. 26, 2014 will likely go down in history as a watershed election in Ukraine's post-Soviet history. For the first time, instead of a closely divided legislature with pro-Russian and pro-European parties nearly equally matched, the October 2014 election produced a parliament where pro-European parties will hold a dominant majority.
NATO fighter planes intercepted seven Russian military aircraft on Oct. 29 near Latvia's border, following a similar incident on Oct. 28, the Baltic country's army said on its Twitter account.
VILLAGE OF PISKY, Donetsk Oblast – About ten men in camouflage sitting inside a shabby Soviet-era bus fell silent and listened intently as one of them started to pray. “God, please let us arrive at our destination safely,” the fighter-priest said.
Having failed to disrupt the Ukrainian elections, to gain support for pro-Russian candidates, or to provoke Ukrainians into voting for national extremists that Moscow could use to discredit Ukraine in the West, Vladimir Putin will be tempted to stir up more violence in Ukraine to keep that country from pursuing its European course.
Donetsk - Only three floors remain in the blackened skeleton of the seven-storey, glass-walled airport terminal, opened with a burst of national pride two years ago for the Euro 2012 soccer championship.
Selydove -- At a fortified checkpoint outside this eastern town, a Ukrainian border guard sitting in the back of a van logged a foreigner's passport in a computer one recent afternoon.
Sepp Blatter, president of soccer's governing body FIFA, dismissed demands to bar Russia from hosting the 2018 World Cup in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Oct. 28.
Since mid-July when the Ukrainian army took Pisky in Donetsk Oblast, this village of some 500 houses, has become a crucial Ukrainian stronghold for supply and reinforcement of Donetsk airport, which is located just in about one kilometer from there. And for that period there wasn’t any day without shelling of it by Russian-backed rebels and Russian forces.
LONDON - In the early 1980s, the Reagan administration warned its West European allies about their growing dependence on Russian gas. The Europeans paid no heed. They had found the Soviet Union to be a reliable supplier of gas over the previous decade, and they all - Margaret Thatcher included - refused to comply with a United States demand to stop their companies from selling technology with American origins to build new pipelines to bring more gas to Western Europe from Siberia.
KRASNOARMIYSK, Donetsk Oblast – Sick and exhausted, more than 100 soldiers left the surrounded checkpoint No. 32 near the village of Smile, some 30 kilometers southwest of regional capital Luhansk armed with their weapons and what remained of their armored vehicles.
Ukraine's chances of survival are weak today and gloomy in the future. The reason for this is the position of the major player in the war in Ukraine. This player is not Russia – the country that unleashed the war in Ukraine. This player is the West or, to be more precise, Europe.
KLAIPEDA, Lithuania -- The vast ship that eased into this misty seaport early on Oct. 27 was hailed by American and European officials as the strongest signal that the stranglehold Russia has on the Baltics and their energy needs can be broken.
Somebody born in Lviv in 1914, who died in 1992 and never moved out of the city, would have lived in five different countries during the course of a lifetime. In 1914, Lviv, then called Lemberg, was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire; by 1919 it was part of Poland and became Lwow; in 1941 it was occupied by the Germans; after 1945, the city was incorporated into the Soviet Union; and then in 1991 it became part of newly independent Ukraine.