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    Ukraine field troops prepare for assault on Donetsk (AFP)
    Jul10

    Ukraine field troops prepare for assault on Donetsk (AFP)

    Olenivka (Ukraine) (AFP) – Among a sea of sunflowers, shirtless Ukranian soldiers shout advice to an earthmover’s driver who digs, in a thick cloud of fumes, trenches around their armoured vehicles, on which they are perched in an open field. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine warns ‘all-out’ assault may last another month (AFP)
    Jul10

    Ukraine warns ‘all-out’ assault may last another month (AFP)

    OLENIVKA (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine warned on Thursday that its “all-out” assault on pro-Russian insurgents may last another month and rejected calls for a ceasefire as it pushed tanks within striking distance of the rebels’ two remaining strongholds. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine forces launch ‘all-out attack’ west of Donetsk (AFP)
    Jul10

    Ukraine forces launch ‘all-out attack’ west of Donetsk (AFP)

    Karlivka (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s interior ministry on Thursday reported launching “an all-out attack” against pro-Russian rebels who had dug in around the industrial hub of Donetsk and the neighbouring eastern city of Lugansk. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine warns eastern push may last another month (AFP)
    Jul10

    Ukraine warns eastern push may last another month (AFP)

    OLENIVKA (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine warned on Thursday that its offensive against pro-Russian insurgents may last another month and rejected calls for a ceasefire as it moved tanks to within striking distance of the rebels’ two remaining strongholds. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian armoured vehicles mass south of Donetsk: AFP (AFP)
    Jul10

    Ukrainian armoured vehicles mass south of Donetsk: AFP (AFP)

    OLENIVKA (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces have massed tanks and armoured vehicles around 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk, AFP journalists said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Kiev promises ‘restraint’ as army nears rebel Donetsk (AFP)
    Jul09

    Kiev promises ‘restraint’ as army nears rebel Donetsk (AFP)

    Lugansk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine braced for more fighting on Wednesday as Western leaders piled more pressure on Kiev to strike a truce with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine rebel strongholds on edge as Kiev shrugs off calls for truce (AFP)
    Jul09

    Ukraine rebel strongholds on edge as Kiev shrugs off calls for truce (AFP)

    Lugansk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine braced for more fighting on Wednesday as European leaders prepared to pile new pressure on President Petro Poroshenko for a truce with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine troops prepare to crush rebels
    Jul09

    Ukraine troops prepare to crush rebels

    AFTER driving rebels out of several strategic towns, Ukraine forces prepare to complete the recapture of the country’s east. …read more Source: THE...

    Kremlin silent as pro-Russian rebels retreat in Ukraine (AFP)
    Jul08

    Kremlin silent as pro-Russian rebels retreat in Ukraine (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – As a Ukrainian government offensive sends separatists retreating from their strongholds in the country’s restive east, there are signs that Moscow is seeking to distance itself from the pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm (AFP)
    Jul08

    Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a bloody insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they laid down their arms. …read more Source: The West...

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