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    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...

    Poroshenko heeds Ukrainians’ call to arms as Russia, EU talk truce
    Jul07

    Poroshenko heeds Ukrainians’ call to arms as Russia, EU talk truce

    In a country torn between Russia and western Europe, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to resume an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels has carefully ignored both neighbors to show an ear acutely tuned to Ukrainian domestic politics. Telephone diplomacy involving the leaders of Germany, France and Russia, as well as Ukraine,...

    Ukraine says forces will press forward after taking rebel stronghold
    Jul07

    Ukraine says forces will press forward after taking rebel stronghold

    Ukraine’s government said it would quickly seize more territory from pro-Russian separatists after re-taking their stronghold of Slaviansk in what President Petro Poroshenko called a turning point in the fight for control of the country’s east. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Ukraine regains 4 more eastern cities
    Jul07

    Ukraine regains 4 more eastern cities

    Ukrainian troops hoisted their national flag over four more eastern cities, except for the insurgents’ main stronghold Slavyansk, Ukrainian senior officials said Sunday. …read more Source:...

    World › Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up fight in Ukraine
    Jul07

    World › Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up fight in Ukraine

    Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold. At a rally in a central Donetsk square, the rebels were cheered on by thousands of supporters waving… …read more Source: Japan...

    Ukraine’s first big win over rebels dims truce hopes
    Jul06

    Ukraine’s first big win over rebels dims truce hopes

    Resurgent Ukrainian forces on Sunday pursued retreating pro-Russian rebels after seizing their symbolic bastion in a morale-boosting win that appeared to dim hopes for a cease-fire in the bloody separatist insurgency. Western-backed President Petro Poroshenko called the moment when his troops hoisted the Ukrainian flag over the militias’...

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