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    Ukrainian officials detained during government meeting
    Mar25

    Ukrainian officials detained during government meeting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian police have detained the head of the state emergency service and his deputy on suspicion of fraud during a televised government meeting.The two officials were escorted out of Wednesday’s meeting in… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine president dismisses powerful oligarch as regional governor (AFP)
    Mar25

    Ukraine president dismisses powerful oligarch as regional governor (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s president has dismissed one of the country’s most controversial tycoons from his regional governor’s post, his office said Wednesday, in a showdown baring the infighting between powerful oligarchs even as the country struggles to combat pro-Russian insurgents. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.Poroshenko’s office said in a statement… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    On Ukraine frontline, villagers scramble over bombed bridge (AFP)
    Mar25

    On Ukraine frontline, villagers scramble over bombed bridge (AFP)

    Stanytsya Luganska (Ukraine) (AFP) – Having trudged 15 kilometres, 75-year-old Stanislav faces a daunting climb as he leaves the war-torn eastern Ukrainian village of Stanytsya Luganska, whose bridge was wrecked by a bomb blast last week. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine military chopper crash kills 1
    Mar25

    Ukraine military chopper crash kills 1

    A Ukrainian military helicopter has crashed near the capital Kiev, killing the pilot and injuring two crew members. …read more Source:...

    US troops driving through Poland get warm welcome
    Mar24

    US troops driving through Poland get warm welcome

    BIALYSTOK, Poland (AP) ” Hundreds of residents have turned out in eastern Poland for a meeting with a convoy of U.S. troops that is driving through eastern Europe, a region concerned that the armed conflict in Ukraine threatens its… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Lithuania backs the shirtfront on Russia
    Mar24

    Lithuania backs the shirtfront on Russia

    Tiny Lithuania, with a population less than Melbourne’s, is muscling up to the mighty Russian superpower over the war in Ukraine and is happy for Australia’s support in the “shirtfront”. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Defending Mariupol – a divided city
    Mar24

    Defending Mariupol – a divided city

    As war rages around them the residents of Mariupol are divided by the conflict in Ukraine with fears the battle for their city could be the deadliest yet. …read more Source: ABC...

    House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine
    Mar24

    House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.The resolution… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce
    Mar24

    Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

    To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. …read more Source:...

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