A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.
Clashes broke out Tuesday between demonstrators and police in front of Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv as deputies inside repeatedly voted down proposals to recognize a contentious World War II-era Ukrainian partisan group as national heroes.
The United States and Russia vowed Tuesday to renew co-operation on a broad array of global security matters, including intelligence sharing on Islamic State militants, even as the two powers remained deeply at odds over the crisis in Ukraine.
British Columbia is contributing $30,000 for humanitarian aid, emergency response and other supports in Ukraine, where turmoil continues because of clashes between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.
Despite a cease-fire declared a month ago between the Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the biggest city in eastern Ukraine remains embroiled in fighting that includes daily artillery and rocket barrage hitting residential areas.