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    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier
    Jul30

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of shelling civilian areas near the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire, with four civilians and one soldier killed. …read more Source: The...

    Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17
    Jul29

    Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine names detained Russian soldier, charges him with terrorism
    Jul29

    Ukraine names detained Russian soldier, charges him with terrorism

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state security service on Wednesday named a Russian army major who was detained by Ukrainian servicemen at the weekend with a cargo of military equipment in eastern Ukraine and said he had been charged with terrorism. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Putin says opposes MH17 tribunal ahead of U.N. vote
    Jul29

    Russia's Putin says opposes MH17 tribunal ahead of U.N. vote

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a U.N. vote on such a proposal. …read more Source: The...

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes
    Jul29

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes

    KIEV (Reuters) – After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s regular army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this...

    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...

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