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    Rebels parade captured soldiers on Ukraine independence day (AFP)
    Aug24

    Rebels parade captured soldiers on Ukraine independence day (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd on Sunday in mockery of the country’s Independence Day celebrations. …read more Source: The West...

    Poroshenko says military threat will continue, boosts military funding
    Aug24

    Poroshenko says military threat will continue, boosts military funding

    Ukraine’s president says a constant military threat will hang over Ukraine and pledges more than $3 billion in funding to the country’s military. …read more Source: ABC...

    Poroshenko rallies thousands in ‘battle for Ukraine’ (AFP)
    Aug24

    Poroshenko rallies thousands in ‘battle for Ukraine’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday decried Russian “aggression” as Kiev staged a symbolic Independence Day parade while battling pro-Moscow rebels in the east of the country. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending
    Aug24

    Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Ukraine’s president has vowed to boost military spending by 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) in the next three years as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.President Petro Poroshenko… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine president pledges $3 billion to rearm military (AFP)
    Aug24

    Ukraine president pledges $3 billion to rearm military (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday promised to spend some $3. …read more Source: The West...

    Shelling in Ukraine’s Donetsk tears family apart (AFP)
    Aug23

    Shelling in Ukraine’s Donetsk tears family apart (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Face covered in soot, a grandfather sits in front of the three bodies of his loved ones muttering again and again his lament. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian aid trucks quit Ukraine
    Aug23

    Russian aid trucks quit Ukraine

    THE West has rebuked Russia for sending trucks from an aid convoy to east Ukraine’s rebel-held Luhansk in a move Kiev decried as an “invasion”. …read more Source: THE...

    Russian aid trucks leave Ukraine as Merkel calls for peace
    Aug23

    Russian aid trucks leave Ukraine as Merkel calls for peace

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a swift diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Ukraine as trucks that sparked international condemnation by crossing into the country without consent returned to Russia. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russia aid trucks draw West’s ire
    Aug23

    Russia aid trucks draw West’s ire

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine today for talks, a day after calling Russia’s decision to send an unauthorised aid convoy there a dangerous escalation.More than 260 Russian trucks entered eastern Ukraine… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Merkel calls for ceasefire, Ukraine says not at cost of independence
    Aug23

    Merkel calls for ceasefire, Ukraine says not at cost of independence

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has called for Ukraine and Russia to agree to a ceasefire during her first visit to Ukraine since fighting erupted early this year. Ms Merkel pressed Moscow to engage on a peace plan with Kiev and said success was not possible if only one side was interested in a diplomatic solution.”There must be two sides...

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