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    Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict
    Jan22

    Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

    Ukrainian forces on Thursday (Jan 22) abandoned their defence of a long-disputed airport in the country’s separatist east and vowed a response to Russia’s escalating “aggression” in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels
    Jan22

    Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines 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.Defence officials said fighting around the ruins of the Donetsk air hub — once one of eastern Europes busiest and...

    Ukraine leader says pro-Russia rebels paid ‘high price’ for attacks
    Jan22

    Ukraine leader says pro-Russia rebels paid ‘high price’ for attacks

    KIEV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that pro-Russian rebels had paid a “high price” for their escalating attacks on government forces across the separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine leader says pro-Russia rebels paid ‘high price’ for attacks
    Jan22

    Ukraine leader says pro-Russia rebels paid ‘high price’ for attacks

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko gestures as he speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum on January 21, 2015 in Davos -© AFP/File KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that pro-Russian rebels had paid a “high price” for their escalating attacks on government forces across the separatist east. “Our enemy paid a...

    Ukraine sees imports of European gas overtaking Russian gas this year
    Jan22

    Ukraine sees imports of European gas overtaking Russian gas this year

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ukraine plans to cover up to 60 percent of this year’s gas import needs with supplies from Europe, leaving its once-dominant supplier Russia delivering the rest, the head of the state energy firm told Reuters on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    France urges Ukraine ceasefire as fighting intensifies
    Jan22

    France urges Ukraine ceasefire as fighting intensifies

    DAVOS (AFP) – France on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraines war-torn east, calling the upsurge in fighting barely hours after peace talks in Berlin dreadful.I renew a call in the firmest manner for a ceasefire… and to return to what we had agreed on yesterday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told AFP on the...

    Eight civilians killed in shelling of Ukraine trolleybus – officials
    Jan22

    Eight civilians killed in shelling of Ukraine trolleybus – officials

    KIEV (Reuters) – An artillery shell or mortar 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. …read more Source: The...

    Russian Orthodox leader warns against Western ‘pseudo values’
    Jan22

    Russian Orthodox leader warns against Western ‘pseudo values’

    MOSCOW (AFP) – The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday delivered a historic first address to parliament in which he urged lawmakers to guard against Western pseudo values.Speaking to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, Patriarch Kirill also warned Russians against interfering with Gods plan by having abortions or...

    Merkel says "not there yet" on lifting of Russia sanctions
    Jan22

    Merkel says "not there yet" on lifting of Russia sanctions

    [DAVOS] German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia on Thursday of violating Europe’s peaceful post-war order with its interventions in Ukraine and said Europe could not consider lifting economic sanctions against Moscow until it changed course. …read more Source: The Business...

    Bloody bus attack in Ukraine as troops abandon airport
    Jan22

    Bloody bus attack in Ukraine as troops abandon airport

    The violence came only hours after peace talks in Berlin called for a ceasefire and as the toll from the conflict surpassed 5,000 dead, with a million people also forced from their homes. …read more Source: Channel...

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