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Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Donetsk, Reuters—Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president....
Ukraine moving special forces to control Odessa

Ukraine moving special forces to control Odessa

Odessa, Reuters—Ukraine’s Interior Minister said on Monday he had drafted a new special forces unit into the southern port city of Odessa after the “outrageous” failure of police to tackle pro-Russian separatists in a weekend of violence that killed...
Ukraine says Russian forces block airport

Ukraine says Russian forces block airport

Kiev, AP—Russian military were blocking a Ukrainian military airport in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea near the Russian naval base while unidentified armed men were patrolling another airport serving the regional capital, Ukraine’s new Interior...