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    Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against ‘Russian-backed aggression’
    Jan26

    Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against ‘Russian-backed aggression’

    Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.At least 8 civilians killed in shelling of Ukrainian trolleybus – regional officialsAn elusive truce in...

    EU FMs to discuss Ukraine crisis Thursday: Mogherini
    Jan26

    EU FMs to discuss Ukraine crisis Thursday: Mogherini

    Foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini said on Sunday that she decided to convene an extraordinary ministerial meeting to discuss the Ukraine crisis amid escalation of violence in the country in the coming Thursday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine as fighting escalates
    Jan26

    Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine as fighting escalates

    Russia has blocked a UN Security Council statement that would have criticised a pro-Russian Ukrainian rebel leader and condemned a recent upsurge in violence that has claimed dozens of lives in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Blames Kiev Troops for Ukraine Fighting
    Jan26

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Blames Kiev Troops for Ukraine Fighting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were “constantly” shelling t… …read more Source:...

    World › Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz
    Jan26

    World › Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

    U.S. President Barack Obama vowed Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels killed 30 and threatened to open new front in the war. Saturday’s assault on Mariupol — the main city standing between separatist territory near the Russian border and the… …read more Source:...

    ‘No Alternative’ to September Truce Deal with Rebels: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
    Jan26

    ‘No Alternative’ to September Truce Deal with Rebels: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that he saw “no alternative” to a September truce with separatist rebels, after a weekend rocket assault that killed 30 people in a government-held … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
    Jan25

    Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people, President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday during an emergency meeting of his Security Council. U.S. President Barack Obama also put the...

    Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz
    Jan25

    Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

    KIEV – US President Barack Obama vowed Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels killed 30 and threatened to open new front in the war. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'
    Jan25

    Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'

    NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago. …read more Source: The...

    Obama vows to ratchet up pressure on Moscow over Ukraine
    Jan25

    Obama vows to ratchet up pressure on Moscow over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama blamed Russia on Sunday for the fighting that has flared anew between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine, and said the United States would consider additional options to ratchet up pressure on Moscow. “We will continue to take the approach that we have taken in the past, which is to ratchet up the...

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