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    Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels
    Jan23

    Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels

    Armoured personnel carriers patrol in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on January 22, 2015 -© AFP / by Dmitry Zaks KIEV: Ukraine’s military on Thursday said days of unceasing artillery strikes by pro-Russian insurgents had forced its soldiers to abandon a shattered airport that had become the symbolic prize of the nine-month war....

    U.N. council urges probe of bus attack in eastern Ukraine
    Jan23

    U.N. council urges probe of bus attack in eastern Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday called for an investigation of a deadly attack on a trolley bus in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern city of Donetsk. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine cedes Donetsk airport on one of bloodiest days of war
    Jan23

    Ukraine cedes Donetsk airport on one of bloodiest days of war

    Ukrainian forces on Thursday ceded a long-disputed airport to Russian-backed rebels as an upsurge in clashes killed nearly 50 people and punctured Europe’s latest push for peace in the nine-month war. The deadliest day of fighting since the signing of an increasingly irrelevant September truce also saw Moscow and Kiev trade bitter blame for...

    Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels
    Jan23

    Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels

    [KIEV] Ukraine’s military on Thursday said days of unceasing artillery strikes by pro-Russian insurgents had forced its soldiers to abandon a shattered airport that had become the symbolic prize of the nine-month war. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine cedes airport on one of bloodiest days of war
    Jan23

    Ukraine cedes airport on one of bloodiest days of war

    Ukrainian forces on Thursday ceded a long-disputed airport to Russian-backed rebels as an upsurge in clashes killed nearly 50 people and punctured Europe’s latest push for peace in the nine-month war. The deadliest day of fighting since the signing of an increasingly irrelevant September truce also saw Moscow and Kiev trade bitter blame for...

    After MH17 tragedy, US to back new system warning airlines in conflict zones
    Jan23

    After MH17 tragedy, US to back new system warning airlines in conflict zones

    The United States will throw its support behind a proposal by the UN’s aviation agency to share information about risks to commercial aircraft over conflict zones after the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine last year, according to a senior US official. The UN agency’s plan falls short of what airlines sought in the...

    Ukraine cedes Donetsk airport to insurgents
    Jan23

    Ukraine cedes Donetsk airport to insurgents

    Ukraine’s military on Thursday said days of unceasing attacks by pro-Russian insurgents had forced its soldiers to abandon a devastated airport that has become the symbolic prize of the nine-month war even as the shelling of a bus and clashes in the separatist east left 34 people dead. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine fighting has intensified to pre-truce levels: NATO
    Jan23

    Ukraine fighting has intensified to pre-truce levels: NATO

    The fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified to levels that preceded the September ceasefire deal, NATO’s top military commander General Philip Breedlove said. …read more Source: The Times of...

    World › U.S. to back new system warning airlines in conflict zones
    Jan23

    World › U.S. to back new system warning airlines in conflict zones

    The United States will throw its support behind a proposal by the U.N.’s aviation agency to share information about risks to commercial aircraft over conflict zones after the downing of a Malaysian jet in Ukraine last year, according to a senior U.S. official. The U.N. agency’s plan falls short of… …read more Source: Japan...

    Eight civilians reported killed in shelling of Donetsk trolley stop; foes blame each other
    Jan22

    Eight civilians reported killed in shelling of Donetsk trolley stop; foes blame each other

    An artillery shell or mortar round struck a public transport stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing at least eight civilians in an incident both sides blamed on the other. The attack, which wrecked a trolleybus and blew out windows nearby, followed a night of intense fighting at the […] The post Eight...

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