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    Death toll in Ukraine conflict tops 5,000 as peace talks rejected
    Jan23

    Death toll in Ukraine conflict tops 5,000 as peace talks rejected

    The death toll in the Ukraine conflict now exceeds 5,000, the United Nations said on Friday, as a Ukrainian separatist leader said he would not push for new peace talks …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine rebels say 24 fighters killed by rockets at airport
    Jan23

    Ukraine rebels say 24 fighters killed by rockets at airport

    Russian backed separatist rebels advance, while looking for shelter, in the direction of the airport in the Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine, (Source: AP) Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine say 24 of their fighters have been killed in a rocket attack on the recently captured airport outside their main stronghold city of Donetsk. Rebel...

    Pro-Russian rebel announces new Ukraine offensive, no talks
    Jan23

    Pro-Russian rebel announces new Ukraine offensive, no talks

    A top Ukrainian separatist leader said Friday he would not push for new peace talks with Kiev and warned that his forces were launching a new offensive to expand their control. “Our side will no longer push for any more truce talks,” Donetsk rebel chief Alexander Zakharchenko said in comments published on a Ukrainian separatist...

    EU chair Latvia says EU might up pressure on Russia over Ukraine
    Jan23

    EU chair Latvia says EU might up pressure on Russia over Ukraine

    RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s foreign minister, who has a lead role in EU diplomacy, said on Friday new violence in eastern Ukraine was jeopardising a ceasefire deal with Russia and warned the EU may look at new measures to penalise Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    More than 5,000 killed Ukraine since April, toll may be far higher – U.N.
    Jan23

    More than 5,000 killed Ukraine since April, toll may be far higher – U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The death toll in the conflict in Ukraine that began last April now exceeds 5,000 and may be far more, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine separatist leader won't seek ceasefire talks – Interfax
    Jan23

    Ukraine separatist leader won't seek ceasefire talks – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leader of pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, was quoted by Interfax news agency on Friday as saying he no longer planned to seek ceasefire talks with the Ukrainian authorities. …read more Source: The...

    European Union to consider increasing aid to Ukraine – diplomats
    Jan23

    European Union to consider increasing aid to Ukraine – diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will discuss on Tuesday increasing the bloc’s emergency aid to Ukraine to as much as 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion), more than the 1.8 billion euros already proposed by the European Commission, diplomats said. …read more Source: The...

    Putin said to shrink inner circle as Ukraine hawks trump tycoons
    Jan23

    Putin said to shrink inner circle as Ukraine hawks trump tycoons

    Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t just angering leaders from Berlin to Washington. He’s irking some of his richest friends, too, by snubbing their pleas to end the conflict in Ukraine and ostracizing all but a handful of hard-liners. The ruble’s plunge has heightened opposition to Putin’s backing of the rebellion in...

    Ukraine cedes airport on one of bloodiest days of war
    Jan23

    Ukraine cedes airport on one of bloodiest days of war

    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...

    UN Security Council condemns killing of civilians in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Jan23

    UN Security Council condemns killing of civilians in Donetsk, Ukraine

    The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned “in the strongest terms” the killing of civilians as a result of shelling in Donetsk of Ukraine. …read more Source: China...

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