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    Ukraine city struggles back after rebels are routed
    Jul08

    Ukraine city struggles back after rebels are routed

    For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. “I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness,” the 68-year-old teacher said of life in Slovyansk after it came under the control of […] The post Ukraine...

    Ukraine rejects further ceasefire in east
    Jul08

    Ukraine rejects further ceasefire in east

    Government forces will not declare any more unilateral ceasefire in Ukraine’s eastern regions, Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bridges hit near rebel-held city
    Jul08

    Ukraine bridges hit near rebel-held city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ― After Ukrainian forces’ seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donet …read more Source: The Korea...

    Crimea euphoria fading for Russians
    Jul08

    Crimea euphoria fading for Russians

    When she was asked to give up a day’s pay to help Crimea, Russian hospital therapist Tatyana could not hide her anger. Why should she subsidize others when struggling to make ends meet herself? Living in southern Russia close to the border with Ukraine, Tatyana was caught up in the euphoria that gripped the nation […] The post Crimea...

    Putin silent on fighting in Slaviansk
    Jul08

    Putin silent on fighting in Slaviansk

    Three weeks before Ukraine’s army forced rebel fighters out of the strategic eastern city of Slaviansk, their commander made a desperate plea for military help from Russia. “A week will pass, two, three, maybe a month, and the rebellion’s best fighters will be bled dry and, sooner or later, crushed and destroyed,” Igor...

    Pushed from Slaviansk, Ukraine rebels barricade Donetsk
    Jul08

    Pushed from Slaviansk, Ukraine rebels barricade Donetsk

    Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Downed bridges may slow Ukraine military push near rebel-held city
    Jul08

    Downed bridges may slow Ukraine military push near rebel-held city

    After Ukrainian forces’ seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the next focus of major fighting. Three bridges on roads leading to Donetsk were blown up Monday — possibly to hinder military movements, though the rebels claim it was the work of pro-Kiev saboteurs. […] The...

    Retreating rebels dig in around Ukraine coal hub
    Jul08

    Retreating rebels dig in around Ukraine coal hub

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Retreating pro-Russian insurgents dug in on Monday in Ukraine’s sprawling industrial hub of Donetsk after government forces scored a string of morale-boosting victories in the bloody battle for the future of the ex-Soviet state. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Sofia backs Moscow in U-turn on gas pipeline
    Jul08

    Sofia backs Moscow in U-turn on gas pipeline

    SOFIA – Russia and Bulgaria pressed the EU on Monday to approve the controversial South Stream gas pipeline, a project that would bypass Ukraine and which Brussels views critically. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine Tycoon Pleads For City’s Safety After Rebels Vow to Make Stand
    Jul07

    Ukraine Tycoon Pleads For City’s Safety After Rebels Vow to Make Stand

    Ukraine’s richest man pleaded with the government on Monday not to bomb Donetsk, a city of a million people where hundreds of heavily armed pro-Russian rebels have vowed to make a stand after losing control of their bastion in the town of Slaviansk. The Kiev government has said it will act quickly to seize back more territory from rebels...

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