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    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front
    Feb17

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front

    Ukrainian reserve officers, called up during the latest wave of mobilisation, take part in military exercises at an army training centre near the village of Desna, in the Chernigiv region -© AFP / by Dmytro Gorshkov DESNA (UKRAINE): Vitaliy Karpunets crawls under barbed wire before jumping over a smoking bonfire into a trench as he fires off his...

    History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe’s Jews
    Feb17

    History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe’s Jews

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is preparing and calling for mass immigration from Europe -© AFP / by Laurent Lozano JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jewish emigration after anti-Semitic attacks have riled European leaders but come as no surprise given Israel’s history as a refuge and a looming...

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    February 17, 2015 11:22 PMNIKISHINE, Ukraine (REUTERS) – Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve

    Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. But, in the same statement, the ministry denied reports by the Russian media and separatists that a large number...

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi
    Feb17

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi

    Ukrainian prosecutors have rejected a request to extradite Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili and former justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. Fierce fighting Tuesday appeared to be focused on Debaltseve, a government-held town surrounded by rebel forces that both sides claim to be on […]...

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi
    Feb17

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi

    TBILISI (Reuters) – Ukrainian prosecutors have rejected a request to extradite Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili and former justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev says Russia and rebels ‘not abiding’ by truce
    Feb17

    Kiev says Russia and rebels ‘not abiding’ by truce

    February 17, 2015 10:29 PMKIEV (AFP) – Russia and separatists in Ukraine’s east “are not abiding” by a European-brokered ceasefire, Ukraine’s presidency said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front
    Feb17

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front

    DESNA (AFP) – Vitaliy Karpunets crawls under barbed wire before jumping over a smoking bonfire into a trench as he fires off his Kalashnikov at an imaginary enemy.At a military training centre some 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Kiev, Karpunets, 40, and some 5,000 other recruits are being put through their paces.The men are part of the...

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