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    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    KIEV – The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Obama administration says no decision yet on Russia sanctions bill
    Dec15

    Obama administration says no decision yet on Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is looking at a bill that would authorise new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and has not yet made a decision on whether the president will sign the measure, a senior administration official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows ‘pragmatic’ approach with economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows ‘pragmatic’ approach with economic pain

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery. In a detailed Op-Ed piece Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev painted a grim forecast of Russian economic blockades ahead as...

    HRW slams Russia for increasing homophobic crimes
    Dec15

    HRW slams Russia for increasing homophobic crimes

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putins government for inaction and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.The US-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely controversial law banning gay propaganda...

    HRW slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks
    Dec15

    HRW slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks

    MOSCOW: Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin’s government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes. The US-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely controversial law banning...

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    KIEV: The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. Its global governing body believes the eight-month conflict has killed at least 4,634 and wounded 10,234 people — although...

    Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution
    Dec15

    Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow wants Ukraine to carry out a constitutional reform to allow more autonomy to Russian-speaking eastern regions that would then stay with Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    U.N. says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707
    Dec15

    U.N. says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April, and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a much-ignored ceasefire, U.N. rights investigators said Monday. A new report from the U.N. team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have […] The post U.N. says...

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    The United Nations on Monday (Dec 15) released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. …read more Source: Channel...

    1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since ceasefire began in early September.
    Dec15

    1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since ceasefire began in early September.

    In Eastern Ukraine, fighting has killed at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April this year. A new report from the United Nations team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since the ceasefire began in early September. The report further states that some 10,322 people have been wounded in the...

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