Maimed in war, Ukraine rebels recover in Russia

Former Ukrainian rebel fighter Valery glances down at where his right leg should be as he confronts life`s new reality across the border in Russia. 

Jun 13, 2015, 09:40 AM IST

Ukraine coastguard boat blast kills one, injures six

One Ukrainian coastguard was killed, five were injured and their commander remained unaccounted for on Sunday after their cutter hit a mine planted in the bay of the strategic eastern port of Mariupol, officials said.

Jun 08, 2015, 03:16 AM IST

One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two wounded near Mariupol

One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in shelling attacks by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday near the port of Mariupol in Ukraine`s south-east, military spokesman Dmytro Gorbunov said.

Apr 25, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Disabled Ukraine fighters hanker for return to front

Parts of their bodies burnt to a putrid pulp, separatist rebels mutilated in a year of conflict between pro- and anti-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine lie in their hospital beds still hankering

Apr 05, 2015, 10:21 AM IST

Deadly Ukraine rocket strike another shot in propaganda war

On a deserted road in east Ukraine, a missile strike briefly became the focus of the propaganda war that rages unabated despite the lull in fighting between pro-Russian rebels and the government. 

Apr 01, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Ukrainian soldier killed in clashes despite weapons pullback

One Ukrainian soldier has been killed and four injured in the country`s east, where government forces and pro-Russian separatists continue to trade fire despite a ceasefire.

Mar 11, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire.


Mar 10, 2015, 06:14 AM IST

Wounded Ukraine rebels fill hospital as clashes flare around Mariupol

Wounded rebel fighter Islam Alibaterov limps painfully along the corridor of the hospital in the separatist-held town of Novoazovsk in east Ukraine.

Feb 25, 2015, 00:49 AM IST

Ukrainian forces launch offensive near Mariupol, east Ukraine: Kiev

The Ukrainian national guard has launched an offensive against pro-Russian separatists near the southeastern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine`s security council said in an online statement on Tuesday.

Feb 10, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Attackers knowingly targeted civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine: UN

Whoever carried out last weekend`s deadly rocket attacks on the government-held port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine intentionally targeted civilians, which would constitute a war crime, a senior UN official said on Monday.

Jan 27, 2015, 01:39 AM IST

NATO criticises Russia, backs Ukraine at emergency meeting

NATO blamed Russian-backed separatists on Monday for a sharp escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and called on Moscow to stop destabilising Ukraine.

Jan 27, 2015, 01:15 AM IST

United Nations Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis

The United Nations Security Council plans to hold a special meeting Monday focusing on the violence in eastern Ukraine.

Jan 26, 2015, 02:54 AM IST

Merkel urges Putin to `put pressure` on Ukraine`s pro-Russia separatists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Sunday to "put pressure" on Ukraine`s pro-Kremlin separatists to end a recent upsurge in violence that has sparked international alarm.

Jan 26, 2015, 02:30 AM IST

Hollande expresses `strong concern` over surge in Ukraine violence

French President Francois Hollande held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and European Council chief Donald Tusk on Sunday to express his "very strong concern" over the surge in violence in eastern Ukraine, the presidency said.

Jan 26, 2015, 01:37 AM IST

Ukraine rebels vow new offensive as rockets kill 30

 Pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine announced a major new offensive Saturday after heavy rocket fire killed at least 30 people in the government-held port of Mariupol, sparking international calls for Moscow to stop backing the separatists.

Jan 25, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Ban condemns Ukraine rebel offensive

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly rocket attack in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol on Saturday and denounced "provocative statements" made by pro-Russian separatist fighters.

Jan 25, 2015, 05:29 AM IST

Kerry urges Russia to `immediately` end support for Ukraine separatists

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called on Russia to "immediately" stop backing Ukrainian separatists after at least 30 people were killed in the strategic port of Mariupol in a major escalation of the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Jan 25, 2015, 01:47 AM IST

Rockets fired on Ukraine`s Mariupol from rebel territory: OSCE

Heavy rockets that killed at least 30 people on Saturday in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol were fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, international monitors said.

Jan 25, 2015, 00:31 AM IST

Ukraine rebels announce new offensive as rockets kill 30

Pro-Kremlin rebels announced a major new offensive on Saturday after heavy rocket fire killed at least 30 people in a strategic government-held Ukrainian port linking separatist territory with Russian-occupied Crimea.

Jan 25, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

At least 20 killed in rocket attack on Ukraine's Mariupol: Minister

At least 20 people died Saturday when rockets hit Ukraine`s strategic government-held port of Mariupol in the wake of Russian-backed rebels` rejection of peace talks, Ukraine`s interior minister said.

Jan 24, 2015, 20:25 PM IST