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.


Ukrainian troops guard a checkpoint near the northeastern Ukrainian city of Izium, in the Kharkiv region, some 50km northwest of Slavyansk, on May 5, 2014. (credit: SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Official: 30 Pro-Russian Insurgents Killed During Government Operations

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.


Ukrainian soldiers guard a road which leads to the pro-Russia occupied city of Slavyansk. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens Dead In Odessa As Violence Spreads In Ukraine

Ukraine launched an offensive against pro-Russian forces; officials say a fire in the southern port city of Odessa killed 31 people.


Ukrainian troops guard a checkpoint near the town of Barvinkova, where pro-Russian fighters have been occupying government buildings. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Russia Accuses West Of Trying To Control Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.