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    In Ukraine’s rebel capital daily life is fraught with deadly danger (AFP)
    Jan31

    In Ukraine’s rebel capital daily life is fraught with deadly danger (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Civilians queuing for aid handouts in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday became the five latest casualties of a conflict which makes daily life a gamble, for those who haven’t already fled. …read more Source: The West...

    On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation
    Jan31

    On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation

    The phone connection from my living room in Berlin to the battlefield in eastern Ukraine couldn’t have been better. First Lieutenant Alexei Chaban of the Ukrainian 17th Tank Brigade came in loud and clear, the sound of gunfire in the distance. “There’s some shelling going on,” he said. “If the line cuts out,...

    Watchdog warns over ignoring rights
    Jan31

    Watchdog warns over ignoring rights

    Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said yesterday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots such as Syria and Ukraine.Western powers, including the United… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    ‘We didn’t kill them’: On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation
    Jan30

    ‘We didn’t kill them’: On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation

    Ukrainian First Lieutenant Alexei Chaban, 50, has become an internet hit since the weekend, when he posted an open letter to the mother of a Russian tank commander whose life he had spared during a skirmish last week. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Kerry to Visit Ukraine Germany
    Jan30

    Kerry to Visit Ukraine Germany

    STATE DEPARTMENT – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks with officials, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. FILE – Ukrainian … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east
    Jan30

    Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

    Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

    Nuclear arsenal will ensure military edge over NATO United States Russia says
    Jan30

    Nuclear arsenal will ensure military edge over NATO United States Russia says

    A soldier, believed to be Russian, rides on a military armoured personnel carrier on a road near the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 10, 2014. For months, Russia has denied its army is fighting … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine to ask UN states to call Russia a terrorism sponsor
    Jan30

    Ukraine to ask UN states to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body’s member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters on Friday that Ukraine… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week
    Jan30

    Kerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government amid heightened conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.U.S. officials say Kerry will… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Bosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal
    Jan30

    Bosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) ” A Bosnian arms exporter has made a criminal complaint against the country’s current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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