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A pro-Russian fighter mans a barricaded checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Forces Shoot Down Ukrainian Helicopter

12 Ukrainian soldiers killed, including a general who served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

05/29/2014

An injured pro-Russian separatist fighter is loaded into a car outside the Donetsk airport, the scene of an hours-long battle between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, on May 26, 2014 in Donetsk Ukraine. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

At Least 30 Killed After Day Of Heavy Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

At least 30 bodies of killed fighters have been brought to a hospital following a day of heavy fighting in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, in which the government forces used combat jets against pro-Russia rebels, an insurgent said Tuesday.

05/27/2014

File photo of Sen. Rob Portman. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Senator Calls Ukraine Elections Legitimate

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.

05/26/2014

Ukrainian's President-Elect Petro Poroshenko, speaks to the media during a press conference on May 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Moscow Official: Russian Government ‘Ready’ For Talks With New Ukrainian President

Early returns Monday suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting. In taking on the leadership of the bitterly divided country, he vowed to “put an end to war, chaos, crime, and bring peace to the Ukrainian land.”

05/26/2014