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    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    KIEV (Reuters) – From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.”...

    Ukrainian military pilot faces unfair trial in Russia – lawyers
    Jul28

    Ukrainian military pilot faces unfair trial in Russia – lawyers

    KIEV (Reuters) – Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi – lawyers
    Jul28

    Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi – lawyers

    KIEV (Reuters) – Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments. …read more Source: The...

    OSCE mission to Ukraine seeks safe access to conflict area in east
    Jul28

    OSCE mission to Ukraine seeks safe access to conflict area in east

    KIEV (Reuters) – The OSCE’s special mission to Ukraine on Tuesday made a fresh appeal to all sides in the military conflict in Ukraine’s east to guarantee safe conditions for its monitors after one of its officers was wounded during an exchange of fire. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine detains another suspected Russian soldier in east
    Jul26

    Ukraine detains another suspected Russian soldier in east

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian state security agents on Sunday questioned a soldier suspected of being a Russian army officer who was picked up while riding in a military lorry packed with ammunition in the country’s east. …read more Source: The...

    U.S.'s Biden welcomes heavy weapons-free zone proposal for Ukraine – White House
    Jul25

    U.S.'s Biden welcomes heavy weapons-free zone proposal for Ukraine – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to create a 30-km (17-mile) zone free of tanks, artillery and mortar systems along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    U.N. vote Wednesday on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block – diplomats
    Jul24

    U.N. vote Wednesday on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block – diplomats

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia is likely to block the move, diplomats said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, rebels urged to sign deal extending arms withdrawal
    Jul23

    Ukraine, rebels urged to sign deal extending arms withdrawal

    PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed in a telephone call on Thursday that preliminary accords to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine should be signed quickly, French President Francois Hollande’s office said. …read more Source: The...

    High-level Ukraine debt talks postponed, technical discussions continue – source
    Jul23

    High-level Ukraine debt talks postponed, technical discussions continue – source

    KIEV (Reuters) – Debt restructuring talks between Ukraine’s Finance Minister and a group of its largest creditors did not take place as planned on July 22 as technical aspects needed to be discussed, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine separatists protest against OSCE mission in east
    Jul23

    Ukraine separatists protest against OSCE mission in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Around 300 people held a protest against the OSCE in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, picketing a hotel in rebel-held Donetsk in what the security watchdog said was an orchestrated move to restrict its work. …read more Source: The...

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