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    Lurking landmines threaten lives, livelihoods in Ukraine (AFP)
    Apr08

    Lurking landmines threaten lives, livelihoods in Ukraine (AFP)

    DMITRIVKA (Ukraine) (AFP) – As a tenuous ceasefire brings a lull to Ukraine’s yearlong conflict between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops, the lurking danger of landmines threatens lives as well as economic recovery, particularly on once rich agricultural lands. …read more Source: The West...

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine
    Apr08

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine

    ZHDANIVKA, Ukraine (AP) ” The colony of cats living on the grounds of the Zhdanivka penitentiary disappeared when battles in east Ukraine peaked. Talk in the prison is that inmates ate them when food deliveries stopped.Medical supplies… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    ‘Terror’ probe after blasts in Ukraine city of Kharkiv (AFP)
    Apr07

    ‘Terror’ probe after blasts in Ukraine city of Kharkiv (AFP)

    Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Two bomb attacks early Tuesday shook Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv, causing some damage but no casualties in the government-controlled hub near the Russian border and the separatist-held east. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian parliament allows legal action against lawmaker
    Apr07

    Russian parliament allows legal action against lawmaker

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Russian parliament has voted to allow legal action against an opposition lawmaker who was the sole deputy last year to vote against the annexation of Crimea.The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to strip… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Azerbaijan refuses to sign document in defense of Russias interests
    Apr07

    Azerbaijan refuses to sign document in defense of Russias interests

    "The statement affirms the importance of cooperation with the OSCE." <br>On April 3, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Moldova at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers … …read more Source: Big News...

    Cossacks in east Ukraine fight government — and other rebels (AFP)
    Apr07

    Cossacks in east Ukraine fight government — and other rebels (AFP)

    Perevalsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The young Cossack fighter gripped his automatic rifle as he swore he would defend the town of Perevalsk in war-torn east Ukraine that he and his comrades now control. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia To Quiz Migrants Seeking Residency On Stalin And Crimea
    Apr07

    Russia To Quiz Migrants Seeking Residency On Stalin And Crimea

    Russia has drafted a new, tougher version of its compulsory exam on Russian history, language, and civics that foreign labor migrants will need to pass in order to receive residence permits, the … …read more Source: Big News...

    On anniversary of Ukraine war, shelling still shattering lives (AFP)
    Apr06

    On anniversary of Ukraine war, shelling still shattering lives (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Maria Gladchenko stood by the smouldering ruins of her home after the conflict in east Ukraine that began a year ago once again tore through her neighbourhood. …read more Source: The West...

    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...

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