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    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias (AFP)
    Apr06

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor Monday as Kiev seeks to tighten its control over volunteer fighters. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine
    Apr06

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine

    PRAGUE (AP) ” Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador to Prague are in a rare public dispute over Zeman’s decision to attend a Russian military parade, and Czech lawmakers are siding with the American.In an interview… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he does not object to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare.The conflict between Russia-backed… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more power to restive regions
    Apr06

    Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more power to restive regions

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more power to restive regions. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus
    Apr06

    Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Islamic extremists grab parts of Iraq and Syria. Yemen slides into civil war. Iran’s nuclear program strains U.S. relations with Israel. Ukraine fights Russian-backed separatists.At a time of crisis across the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine war hits one-year mark
    Apr06

    Ukraine war hits one-year mark

    Six Ukrainian troops have been killed by landmines in the restive separatist-held east, breaking a lull of several days in a conflict that began a year ago this week. …read more Source:...

    Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war reaches year-point (AFP)
    Apr05

    Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war reaches year-point (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Six Ukrainian troops were killed by landmines in the restive separatist-held east Sunday, breaking a lull of several days in a conflict that began a year ago this week. …read more Source: The West...

    Explosions threaten to shatter the fragile truce in Ukraine
    Apr05

    Explosions threaten to shatter the fragile truce in Ukraine

    Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two wounded in a pair of car explosions on Sunday after President Petro Poroshenko vowed to push for international peacekeepers to help secure a truce in the rebel-controlled east. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel-held east (AFP)
    Apr05

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel-held east (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Six Ukrainian troops were killed in two separate incidents in the troubled separatist-held east Sunday as isolated clashes continue to violate a fragile ceasefire to end the year-long war, officials said. …read more Source: The West...

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