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    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV: Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. The latest wrangling over the east Ukraine peace plan came as Moscow celebrated the one-year anniversary of the annexation of...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on WednesdayTensions run high along ceasefire line in eastern UkraineFactbox: Minsk agreement on UkraineLeaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surgesUkraine and Russia’s leaders speak out on ongoing conflictEscalation of violence ahead in Ukraine?...

    Russians celebrate first anniversary of Crimea annexation
    Mar19

    Russians celebrate first anniversary of Crimea annexation

    Crimea marks one year since its annexation by Russia, as a massive crowd celebrates the anniversary in Moscow’s Red Square with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia starts nationwide show of forcePutin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over CrimeaPutin marks Victory Day in Crimea as Ukraine violence flaresUS, EU set...

    1st anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia marked
    Mar19

    1st anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia marked

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a festive concert marking the first anniversary of the Crimean treaty signing in central Moscow, March 18, 2015. …read more Source: China...

    Kiev, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Kiev, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV – Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. The latest wrangling over the east Ukraine peace plan came as Moscow celebrated one year since the annexation of Ukraine’s...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    KIEV (Reuters) – A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on Wednesday, with Ukraine and Russia clashing publicly over the next steps and further Ukrainian military casualties from rebel attacks testing a fragile ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea
    Mar19

    Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

    VILNIUS: A Nato patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military drills in years. The group of eight Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets and three Russian military transports was intercepted over international...

    Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko agree Russia sanctions must be tied to Minsk
    Mar19

    Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko agree Russia sanctions must be tied to Minsk

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed in a telephone call on Wednesday that sanctions against Russia must be tied to the full implementation of the Minsk peace plan, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary
    Mar19

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

    Concert and festivities to celebrate the first year of taking over of Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine Valery, 30, a member of the People’s Militia of Crimea, shows his son Kirill a medal, which was presented to Valery for merits while serving in a self-defence unit, inside his house on the first anniversary of the Crimean referendum to...

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment
    Mar18

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

    Fighting in east Ukraine has interfered with water treatment, producing a foul stench from the taps that aid workers say could bring health risks. “The water has gone bad,” said Raisa Prilipko, head of a Donetsk orphanage that gives shelter to 21 preschool children. “We remove sediment and boil water, we filter it to minimize […] The post Foul...

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