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    Poroshenko raises decentralisation referendum but rebels reject
    Apr06

    Poroshenko raises decentralisation referendum but rebels reject

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday (Apr 6) raised the idea of holding a referendum on the decentralisation of the country’s cities but was swiftly given the cold-shoulder by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias
    Apr06

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias

    The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor Monday as Kiev seeks to tighten its control over volunteer fighters. Coming on the anniversary of the start of fighting in Ukraine, the move marks a key step...

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat
    Apr06

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat

    FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, Polish and British troops take part in a joint military exercise in Swietoszow, Poland, with more than 1,000 British troops participating. Across many nations of eastern Europe ordinary people are heeding a call to receive military training to learn what to do in case of war, and backed by NATO forces on a...

    Ukraine Ultra-Nationalist Leader Appointed as Army Advisor
    Apr06

    Ukraine Ultra-Nationalist Leader Appointed as Army Advisor

    The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor today as Kiev seeks … …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between...

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat
    Apr06

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat

    NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they’re safe from Russian aggression. But these days, ordinary people aren’t taking any chances. In Poland, doctors, shopkeepers, lawmakers and others are heeding a call to receive...

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine
    Apr06

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine

    PRAGUE (AP) _ Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador to Prague are in a rare public dispute over Zeman’s de …read more Source: The Korea...

    [Newsmaker] One year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results
    Apr06

    [Newsmaker] One year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results

    MOSCOW ― A year since the start of the fighting in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin may not have emerged the winner in hi …read more Source: The Korea...

    Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus
    Apr06

    Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus

    United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Asia this week. (Source: AP) With Middle East in turmoil as Islamic extremists grab parts of Iraq and Syria. Yemen slides into civil war. Iran’s nuclear program strains US relations with Israel and Ukraine fights Russian-backed separatists. Obama administration is trying to keep its...

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel east
    Apr06

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel east

    KIEV – Six Ukrainian troops were killed in two separate incidents in the troubled separatist-held east Sunday as isolated clashes continue to violate a fragile ceasefire to end the year-long war, officials said. “Unfortunately, six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed today,” army spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told AFP. Four soldiers died...

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