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    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:...

    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...

    EU summons foreign ministers to emergency meeting on Ukraine
    Jan25

    EU summons foreign ministers to emergency meeting on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will summon foreign ministers of its 28 member states for an emergency meeting to discuss renewed fighting in Ukraine on Thursday, Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz
    Jan25

    Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

    US President Barack Obama vows to ramp up pressure on Russia after rocket attacks blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels kill 30 and injure 95 others. …read more Source: Channel...

    Rebels launch intense attacks on Ukraine government troops – Kiev military
    Jan25

    Rebels launch intense attacks on Ukraine government troops – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels launched new attacks against Ukrainian government positions on Sunday, the Kiev army said, as Western countries threatened more sanctions against Moscow for backing a new separatist offensive. …read more Source: 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 on Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia after rocket attacks blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels killed 30 and injured 95 more.Saturday’s surprise assault on the strategic eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol threatened to open a new front linking separatist territory near the Russian border...

    Lavrov tells Kerry Ukraine violence due to ‘constant firing’ by Kiev troops
    Jan25

    Lavrov tells Kerry Ukraine violence due to ‘constant firing’ by Kiev troops

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the latest upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on Ukrainian government forces who he said were “constantly” shelling towns.”Sergei Lavrov pointed out that an escalation of the situation is a result of Ukrainian...

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