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    Army unmoved as Ukraine villagers plead for guns to go (AFP)
    Apr15

    Army unmoved as Ukraine villagers plead for guns to go (AFP)

    Berdyanske (Ukraine) (AFP) – Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine’s eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia criticizes Canada for sending troops to Ukraine
    Apr15

    Russia criticizes Canada for sending troops to Ukraine

    TORONTO (AP) ” Russia is calling Canada’s decision to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine “counterproductive and deplorable.”The Russian Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement Wednesday that Canada’s actions are helping to assist… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7 (AFP)
    Apr15

    Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7 (AFP)

    Luebeck (Germany) (AFP) – Russia can expect international sanctions against it to be lifted only when it complies with the terms of a ceasefire with Ukraine, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO should be more active in face of challenges from Russia
    Apr15

    NATO should be more active in face of challenges from Russia

    PRAGUE (AP) ” A top NATO official has acknowledged that the western military alliance was wrong-footed by Moscow’s moves in Ukraine and now has to reassure the public it has the means and will to confront Russia.Gen. Petr Pavel,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site (AFP)
    Apr15

    Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Dutch and international investigators will renew their search for body parts and debris at the MH17 plane crash site in restive eastern Ukraine, including at a location previously considered unsafe, the team’s chief announced Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Romanian, US, British troops stage NATO-planned exercises
    Apr15

    Romanian, US, British troops stage NATO-planned exercises

    SMARDAN, Romania (AP) ” Some 2,200 Romanian, U.S., British and Moldovan troops will take part in military exercises in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border, beginning this week.”Wind Spring 15″ will start Thursday and continue… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Surge in violence in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr15

    Surge in violence in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting is raging on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk despite a supposed ceasefire. …read more Source: Television New...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks
    Apr15

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks

    Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday (local time) on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    G7 foreign ministers look to progress on Ukraine, Iran (AFP)
    Apr14

    G7 foreign ministers look to progress on Ukraine, Iran (AFP)

    Luebeck (Germany) (AFP) – G7 foreign ministers met in Germany on Tuesday looking to build on recent progress on the Ukraine crisis and Iran’s nuclear programme, host Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. …read more Source: The West...

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels

    A Ukrainian military spokesman says said six soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday six soldiers were killed and 12 … …read more Source: Big News...

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