12 Ukrainian soldiers killed, including a general who served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.
An Ohio senator who observed Ukraine’s presidential election this weekend said Monday the experience he had in the crisis-torn European nation was inspiring and he viewed it as a legitimate election.
Pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine; Kiev accuses Moscow of trying to disrupt upcoming election.
Steelworkers retook government buildings from pro-Russian militants in an industrial port city in eastern Ukraine.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage.
Government troops are advancing on pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Interior Minister said Tuesday that 30 pro-Russian insurgents were killed during government operations to expunge anti-government forces in and near a town in the east.
Government is desperate to stop fighting between its troops and pro-Russian militia in its southern port city.
Ukrainian troops fought pitched gunbattles Monday with a pro-Russia militia occupying an eastern city – an apparent escalation of their efforts to bring the region back under government control in the country’s ongoing crisis.
They had been held by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine for over a week.