Fighting in Ukraine Surges as Russian-Backed Forces Gain

August 29, 2014 6:55 PM

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Separatists in eastern Ukraine are battling government forces on two fronts near the Sea of Azov and south of Donetsk as NATO reports a surge of Russian troops and advanced equipment into the war-zone.

The U.S. and the European Union are threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin with further sanctions, even as the EU began talks in Moscow today aimed at a temporary deal with Ukraine to allow natural gas flows to resume. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed satellite photos that NATO...

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