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    Ukraine debt is official, so Russia not taking part in restructuring talks – Russia Finance Minister (Reuters)
    Oct28

    Ukraine debt is official, so Russia not taking part in restructuring talks – Russia Finance Minister (Reuters)

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Money owed by Ukraine to Russia and due payable in December is official debt, and for that reason Russia is not taking part in restructuring talks Ukraine has held with private cred… …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian soldier killed near rebel-held Donetsk airport
    Oct28

    Ukrainian soldier killed near rebel-held Donetsk airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed by rebel forces that were violating a cease-fire in the east.It was the first reported government loss in fighting since mid-October. A February cease-fire between… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Separatist Ukraine region lifts ban on UN aid: OSCE (AFP)
    Oct27

    Separatist Ukraine region lifts ban on UN aid: OSCE (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – One of eastern Ukraine’s separatist regions has agreed to lift a ban on humanitarian aid deliveries by UN agencies, an official with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe said Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian soldier killed in attack near Donetsk airport in east (AFP)
    Oct27

    Ukrainian soldier killed in attack near Donetsk airport in east (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – A Ukrainian soldier has been killed in a rebel attack near the ruins of Donetsk airport as clashes have intensified at the flashpoint, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    May the police force be with you: Chewbacca arrested at Ukraine polls
    Oct27

    May the police force be with you: Chewbacca arrested at Ukraine polls

    A man dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca is detained for disobeying police during local polls in Ukraine, but says he cannot pay his fine because his “intergalactic bank” does not have a branch on Earth. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine praised for ‘democratic’ vote but told more reforms needed (AFP)
    Oct26

    Ukraine praised for ‘democratic’ vote but told more reforms needed (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – International monitors Monday called Ukraine’s weekend local elections “well organised” and “democratic” but urged its pro-Western leadership to do more against political meddling by oligarchs in the war-scarred state. …read more Source: The West...

    May police force be with you — ‘Chewbacca’ arrested in Ukraine polls (AFP)
    Oct26

    May police force be with you — ‘Chewbacca’ arrested in Ukraine polls (AFP)

    Odessa (Ukraine) (AFP) – A man dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca was detained and fined for disobeying police during local polls in Ukraine on Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine rebels ‘expelled two OSCE  monitors’ (AFP)
    Oct26

    Ukraine rebels ‘expelled two OSCE monitors’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Russian insurgents said Monday they had expelled two ceasefire monitors from the separatist Lugansk region, although the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) denied the report. …read more Source: The West...

    Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split
    Oct26

    Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) ” Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections indicate the governing coalition has retained its dominant position in the west and center of the country despite widespread disappointment with the government… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    ‘No margin for error’: dangerous work for Ukraine’s rebel deminers (AFP)
    Oct26

    ‘No margin for error’: dangerous work for Ukraine’s rebel deminers (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebel Konstantin carefully carried an unexploded shell to a hole in the earth under a tree. Laying a charge of TNT, he then blew it up in cloud of black smoke. …read more Source: The West...

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