Discover the latest updates on Ukraine in trending World News as of August 9, 2016.
The war in eastern Ukraine against Russia-backed separatists has led to the uncontrolled spread of firearms throughout the country, with experts describing Ukraine as a “supermarket” where millions of illegal weapon are for sale. (Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press)
WASHINGTON — Russia’s actions against Ukraine and the potential threat it poses to other countries in its neighborhood has become an issue in the U.S. presidential race, thanks largely to comments made by Donald Trump. (VOA News)
Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany may hold a “summit” on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in China to discuss the Ukraine peace process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. (Reuters)
The head of the separatist-controlled Luhansk region in east Ukraine was wounded on Saturday after an explosion near his car that regional officials said was an assassination attempt. (Reporting by Alexander Winning in Moscow and Alexei Kalmykov in Kiev; Editing by Gareth Jones, Reuters)
Ukraine offered a medical explanation Tuesday for why it appeared to quit while competing in the men’s team gymnastics final Monday at Rio Olympic Park. (Cindy Boren, Washington Post)