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    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...

    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...

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