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    Five troops, 19 civilians, killed in east Ukraine: officials
    Jan30

    Five troops, 19 civilians, killed in east Ukraine: officials

    KIEV (AFP) – Twenty-four people, including 19 civilians, were killed in the past 24 hours in clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, officials said Friday.Pro-Kiev officials in the separatist region of Donetsk said dozens of people were also wounded in shelling across the industrial province. The Ukrainian...

    Opposition blogger may have ‘outed’ Putin’s daughter
    Jan30

    Opposition blogger may have ‘outed’ Putin’s daughter

    MOSCOW: One of Vladimir Putin’s main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he says is the pseudonym used by one the Russian president’s daughters to stay out of the spotlight. Putin has made his and his family’s private life little less than a state secret, keeping his rarely-photographed daughters Yekaterina, 28,...

    EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions
    Jan30

    EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS/KIEV – European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt.The ministers agreed to extend until September travel bans and asset freezes imposed...

    Rebel envoy says travelling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE
    Jan30

    Rebel envoy says travelling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE

    KIEV (Reuters) – A representative of pro-Russian rebels said on Friday he was travelling to the Belarussian capital Minsk for talks with envoys from Kiev, Moscow and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a separatist news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Opposition blogger may have “outed” Putin’s daughter
    Jan30

    Opposition blogger may have “outed” Putin’s daughter

    MOSCOW – One of Vladimir Putin’s main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he says is the pseudonym used by one the Russian president’s daughters to stay out of the spotlight.Putin has made his and his family’s private life little less than a state secret, keeping his rarely-photographed daughters...

    Spooked by Russia, Poland steps up paramilitary training for its civlians
    Jan30

    Spooked by Russia, Poland steps up paramilitary training for its civlians

    Poland’s defense minister on Thursday said the nation will soon allow civilians to sign up for military training, as it reinforces its defense system due to anxiety over events in Ukraine. “All citizens interested in taking part in military exercises will be able to sign up starting March 1″ at regional recruitment centres, Tomasz Siemoniak...

    12 people, including 7 civilians, killed in east Ukraine–officials
    Jan30

    12 people, including 7 civilians, killed in east Ukraine–officials

    KIEV, Ukraine–Twelve people, including seven civilians, were killed in the past 24 hours in clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, officials said Friday. The city administration of the rebel stronghold Donetsk said 23 people were also wounded in shelling across the industrial province. The Kiev military...

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with rebels – Kiev military
    Jan30

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with rebels – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military reported more heavy fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine overnight into Friday and a spokesman said five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: The...

    Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine
    Jan30

    Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

    A mother of seven has been accused of treason for calling the Ukrainian Embassy about Russian troop movements in the latest sign of Moscow attempting to cover up its intervention in its neighboring state. Svetlana Davydova, 36, was arrested last week by a group of men in black uniforms who burst into her apartment in […] The post Russian mother...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan30

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War atmosphere into a...

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