UKRAINE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UKRAINE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S., Russia to share intel on Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58522489-68/russia-ukraine-kerry-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58522489-68/russia-ukraine-kerry-russian.html.csp">U.S., Russia to share intel on Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T21:32:02.502-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • The United States and Russia will share intelligence on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and work together to combat the threat of terrorism that hangs over the region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. After three hours of talks in Paris, Kerry said Russia has agreed to “explore” whether to provide more weapons to Iraqi security forces fighting Islamist extremists, as well as to train and advise them. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58522489@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:32:02 MDT Slovakia: Gas from Russia is still down 50 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58481095-79/gas-slovakia-russia-fico.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58481095-79/gas-slovakia-russia-fico.html.csp">Slovakia: Gas from Russia is still down 50 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T10:37:02.119-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bratislava, Slovakia • Slovakia says its gas supplies from Russia are down 50 percent for a second day. Prime Minister Robert Fico says national gas company SPP has struck deals to get gas from other sources as a preventive measure. Slovakia, which is almost entirely dependent on Russian gas, was among the nations hit hardest by Russia’s 2009 cutoff of gas travelling through Ukraine to Europe. Now, it can get supplies from the West if needed. Fico says Slovakia can go six months without Russian ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584810952014-10-02T10:37:02.119-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-02T10:37:02.119-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58481095@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:37:02 MDT At U.N., Russian foreign minister blasts U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58462983-68/lavrov-russia-russian-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58462983-68/lavrov-russia-russian-ukraine.html.csp">At U.N., Russian foreign minister blasts U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN R. HURST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T20:42:02.608-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War “genetic code” and saying the United States must abandon its claims to “eternal uniqueness.” Sergey Lavrov’s assault appeared to be an extension of the increasingly anti-Western stance of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is riding a wave of popularity at home with his neo-nationalist rhetoric and policies. Speaking at the United N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584629832014-09-27T20:42:02.608-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-27T20:42:02.608-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58462983@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:42:02 MDT Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438693-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-moscow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438693-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-moscow.html.csp">Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T20:58:09.257-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at about 5,000. The demonstrators chanted slogans including “No to war” and “The junta is in the Kremlin, not Kiev.” The latter refers to Russia’s contention that the ousting of Ukraine’s former Russia-friend...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386932014-09-21T20:58:09.257-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T20:58:09.257-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438693@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:58:09 MDT Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437116-68/ukraine-rebels-fire-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437116-68/ukraine-rebels-fire-deal.html.csp">Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus • Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite positive developments coming out of talks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk and a cease-fire that has been in place since Sept. 5, the fighting between the two sides was still deadly. In Donetsk, the largest rebe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584371162014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58437116@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428572-68/ukraine-poroshenko-russian-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428572-68/ukraine-poroshenko-russian-ukrainian.html.csp">Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military, but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight against Russian-backed separatists. Poroshenko pleaded his case during remarks Thursday to a rare joint meeting of Congress. While he thanked the U.S. for the nonlethal equipment it is providing his country’s beleaguered military, he said more was needed to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584285722014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428572@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:27:19 MDT Former Ukraine midfielder Gusin dies at 41 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424097-77/gusin-ukraine-former-kiev.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424097-77/gusin-ukraine-former-kiev.html.csp">Former Ukraine midfielder Gusin dies at 41</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:02.107-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41. Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five matches at the World Cup in Germany. According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while riding at a race track near Kiev. The federation expressed it “sincere condolences for the untimely death of prominent Ukrainian f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584240972014-09-17T21:51:02.107-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:51:02.107-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424097@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421764-68/ukraine-european-ukrainian-europe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421764-68/ukraine-european-ukrainian-europe.html.csp">Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward Europe has come at great cost: concessions to Russia and a war with rebels that killed more than 3,000 people and pushed the West’s relations with Moscow to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217642014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:48:02 MDT Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp">Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Anthony Faiola</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T20:30:41.839-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed a series of major concessions to end the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in restive eastern Ukraine, offering the separatists a broad amnesty and special self-governance status for territories they occupy. The proposal also includes protections for the Russian language and would allow the separatist-controlled regions to elect their own judges, create their own police forces and cultivate deeper ties to Russia - while remaining part o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417697@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:41 MDT Shell-shocked residents emerge from hiding in Ukrainian city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413226-68/luhansk-residents-sunday-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413226-68/luhansk-residents-sunday-ukraine.html.csp">Shell-shocked residents emerge from hiding in Ukrainian city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T20:40:31.791-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luhansk, Ukraine • Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept. 5, residents in the second-largest city held by pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine emerged in a rare show of jubilation that was half celebration, half simply relief at the reprieve in the violence. The same wasn’t true of the largest rebel stronghold of Donetsk, where fighting around the government-held air...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584132262014-09-14T20:40:31.791-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T20:40:31.791-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413226@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:40:31 MDT U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584106562014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:01 MDT US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:40:27.363-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409600@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:40:27 MDT Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp">Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:25.726-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luhansk, Ukraine • A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. “Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring aid to Luhansk,” said Yury Stepanov, a Russian who was overseeing the convoy. “We came in around 215 vehicles,” he added, as workers unloaded boxes into a local warehouse. The much-needed aid arrived as fighting...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409607@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:25 MDT Bloomberg View: For once, the EU surprises Putin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406439-82/putin-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406439-82/putin-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html.csp">Bloomberg View: For once, the EU surprises Putin</a></h4>