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A pro-Russian separatist fighter stands guard at a checkpoint on Sept. 10, 2014 on a road of the Donetsk airport. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine President: 70 Percent Of Russian Troops In Ukrainian Territory Have Withdrawn

Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that 70 percent of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory had been withdrawn since the cease-fire began Friday, as he vowed to introduce a bill to parliament offering more autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east; both signs that the fragile truce could be morphing into a durable chance at peace.

09/10/2014

A Ukrainian tank drives down a street on the outskirts of the strategic coastal city of Mariupol following an evening of heavy shelling by Russian backed separatists on Sept. 7, 2014 in Mariupol, Ukraine. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘There Is No Cease-Fire For Anyone': Clashes Break Out Outside Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Following Truce

Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.

09/07/2014

Ukrainian army soldiers go to the front line on an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery, on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on Sept. 5, 2014. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Sign Cease-Fire Deal

Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday.

09/05/2014

Ukrainian army soldiers wait to go to the front line on an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery, on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on Sept. 5, 2014. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Shelling Heard On Outskirts Of Ukrainian Port City Hours Ahead Of Cease-Fire Talks

Shelling was heard on the outskirts of a strategic Ukrainian port city as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the region Friday just hours ahead of talks that were widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.

09/05/2014

President Barack Obama has slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Announces US Will Send More Air Force Units, Aircraft To The Baltics

TALLINN, Estonia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama proclaimed an unwavering and permanent U.S. commitment to the security of its NATO allies, as he mounted a show of solidarity Wednesday with European nations anxious about […]

09/03/2014

President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference after a summit in Minsk early on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin’s Office Denies Cease-Fire Has Been Reached With Ukraine

The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

09/03/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a press conference with Finnish President after talks at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Aug. 15, 2014. (credit: IVAN SEKRETAREV/AFP/Getty Images)

Aide: Putin’s Moscow Could Take Over Kiev In 2 Weeks Statement ‘Taken Out Of Context’

A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.

09/02/2014

A Pro-Russian fighter stands on Sept. 2, 2014 on a road to Donetsk airport. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Rebels Soften Demand For Full Independence From Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

09/02/2014

Ukrainian soldiers patrol in a APC in the Donetsk area, on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Preparing High-Readiness Force To Counter Potential Russian Aggression

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday.

09/01/2014

Members of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Dnipro stand in a truck covered in steel plates near the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Member Of Putin’s Advisory Council On Human Rights: ‘I Consider This An Invasion’ Of Ukraine

The strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday, and Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.

08/28/2014

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