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    Putin celebrates ‘Herculean’ birthday (AFP)
    Oct07

    Putin celebrates ‘Herculean’ birthday (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday marked his 62nd birthday in the Siberian wilderness as supporters compared his takeover of Crimea to one of the “12 Labours of Hercules” and 100,000 marched in his honour in Chechnya. …read more Source: The West...

    Europe sends in drones to save Ukraine truce (AFP)
    Oct06

    Europe sends in drones to save Ukraine truce (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The first European drones landed Monday in Ukraine and a top US envoy visited Kiev in an urgent bid to bolster its crumbling truce with pro-Russian fighters. …read more Source: The West...

    One month in, Ukraine truce exists in name only (AFP)
    Oct05

    One month in, Ukraine truce exists in name only (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters marked one month on Sunday since the signing of a Kremlin-backed truce with one the most heated battles of the six-month war in the ex-Soviet state’s eastern rustbelt. …read more Source: The West...

    Song and dance as pro-Russia rebels mark ‘liberation’ (AFP)
    Oct04

    Song and dance as pro-Russia rebels mark ‘liberation’ (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s largest rebel-controlled city on Saturday marked six months of “independence” from Kiev with Russian and separatist flags, a concert and even a ballet portraying their insurgency. …read more Source: The West...

    West raises pressure on Russia to save Ukraine truce (AFP)
    Oct04

    West raises pressure on Russia to save Ukraine truce (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Western pressure mounted on Russia Saturday to save Ukraine’s crumbling truce as pro-Kremlin insurgents staged intensifying raids on an airport vital for sustaining their independence drive. …read more Source: The West...

    Twelve pro-Russian rebels killed at Donetsk airport: Ukraine
    Oct04

    Twelve pro-Russian rebels killed at Donetsk airport: Ukraine

    Twelve pro-Russian rebels have been killed at Donetsk airport, Ukraine’s military says, in fresh clashes that threaten a fragile ceasefire. …read more Source: ABC...

    Western pressure mounts on Russia to save Ukraine truce (AFP)
    Oct04

    Western pressure mounts on Russia to save Ukraine truce (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Russia came under mounting pressure from the West on Saturday to save Ukraine’s crumbling truce with pro-Kremlin insurgents who are engaged in intensifying raids on an airport vital for sustaining their independence drive. …read more Source: The West...

    Latvians hold election in shadow of Ukraine crisis
    Oct04

    Latvians hold election in shadow of Ukraine crisis

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) Latvians are choosing a new Parliament in an election overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis and worries over how to deal with resurgent neighbor Russia.The center-right coalition government, which welcomed the buildup… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Teach English, not Russian in Ukraine schools: president (AFP)
    Oct04

    Teach English, not Russian in Ukraine schools: president (AFP)

    Lviv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday risked further angering the Kremlin by suggesting that English lessons replace Russian ones in schools to improve the country’s standard of living. …read more Source: The West...

    Battle rages for Ukraine’s main eastern airport (AFP)
    Oct03

    Battle rages for Ukraine’s main eastern airport (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces clashed with pro-Russian insurgents over control of a strategic airport in the restive east Friday and traded blame over the death of a Swiss aid worker, four weeks into their shaky truce. …read more Source: The West...

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