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Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact

Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact

Brussels, AP—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed up to a trade and economic pact with the European Union, saying it may be the “most important day” for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union. The European Union signed...
Ukraine rejects Putin’s offer of gas discounts

Ukraine rejects Putin’s offer of gas discounts

Moscow, AP—Russia offered Wednesday to restore the discounted gas prices it granted Ukraine under the ousted pro-Russian president, but Ukraine demanded an even better deal and called for arbitration to settle the dispute. Speaking in Moscow, Russia’s President...
Russian forces storm Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea

Russian forces storm Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea

Sevastopol and Simferopol, Reuters—Russian troops and unarmed men stormed Ukraine’s naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday and raised the Russian flag in a tense but peaceful takeover that signals Moscow’s intent to neutralize...
Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian

Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian

Moscow, Reuters—Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, told parliament on Tuesday that Russia will move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine’s Crimean region. Putin signed an order “to approve the draft...