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    Ukraine military says separatists violate month-old ceasefire
    Oct05

    Ukraine military says separatists violate month-old ceasefire

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military accused Russian-backed separatists of fresh violations of a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. …read more Source:...

    Latvias ruling coalition keeps Russia-leaning party at bay in election
    Oct05

    Latvias ruling coalition keeps Russia-leaning party at bay in election

    Harmony party, backed mainly by ethnic Russians, wins largest number of votes, but is unlikely to secure a role in governmentA party mainly backed by ethnic Russians won the largest number of votes in Latvias parliamentary elections this weekend, but is likely to be shut out of government after fears over a resurgent Kremlin dominated the...

    [Ticker] Russia-friendly party wins most votes in Latvia
    Oct05

    [Ticker] Russia-friendly party wins most votes in Latvia

    Saskanas Centrs, a left-wing Russia-friendly party in Latvia won 23% of votes in elections Saturday, but a coalition of centre-right ethnic Latvian parties got 60% and is set to stay in power. The result puts Saskanas Centrs five points lower than in 2011, amid concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Latvian government to stay in power
    Oct05

    Latvian government to stay in power

    The coalition government of Latvian prime minister Laimdota Straujuma is expected to remain in power after winning yesterday’s general election with 61.7% of the vote, according to exit polls. But a party backed by the country’s large Russian minority won the largest number of seats of any single party. Exit polls by the LETA news...

    VIDEO: The politician trash bucket challenge
    Oct05

    VIDEO: The politician trash bucket challenge

    As Ukraine prepares for parliamentary elections at the end of the month, a series of what are being called “trash bucket challenges” are spreading across the country. …read more Source:...

    Russia and Ukraine trade barbs over Swiss death
    Oct04

    Russia and Ukraine trade barbs over Swiss death

    Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels clashed Friday around the flashpoint city of Donetsk, while trading blame over the death of a Swiss aid worker, four weeks into their shaky truce. …read more Source: The Local...

    Swiss Red Cross worker killed in eastern Ukraine
    Oct04

    Swiss Red Cross worker killed in eastern Ukraine

    A Swiss Red Cross worker died on Thursday when shells burst through the heart of Ukraine’s main pro-Russian stronghold for the first time since the foes struck a September 5th truce aimed at ending Europe’s worst crisis in decades. …read more Source: The Local...

    Germany ponders troops for Ukraine monitor mission
    Oct04

    Germany ponders troops for Ukraine monitor mission

    Germany is mulling the deployment of 200 soldiers to Ukraine to help and protect monitors overseeing a shaky truce in the east of the country. Despite the ceasefire, fighting has continued around Donetsk and Luhansk. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine: Separatists storm Donetsk airport
    Oct04

    Ukraine: Separatists storm Donetsk airport

    Video footage, filmed on Friday, showed a crew from the news agency APTN, embedded with pro-Russian fighters as they attempted to capture Ukraine’s… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says its forces killed 12 rebels at Donetsk airport
    Oct04

    Ukraine says its forces killed 12 rebels at Donetsk airport

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists have suffered their worst casualties since a ceasefire officially began on Sept.5, losing 12 men in attacks on buildings at Donetsk airport, Ukrainian military officials said on Saturday. …read more Source:...

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