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    Ukraine: clashes escalate in Kiev as riot police attempt to break barricade – video
    Aug28

    Ukraine: clashes escalate in Kiev as riot police attempt to break barricade – video

    Anti-government protests continue through the night on Tuesday, as riot police attempt to move into Kiev’s Independence Square. Hopes for a settlement of Ukraine’s three-month crisis are evaporating as unrest in the capital escalates to its worst levels in more than three weeks. Tempers have risen after President Viktor Yanukovych,...

    Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama meet at D-day commemorations
    Aug28

    Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama meet at D-day commemorations

    Informal conversation lasting 10-15 minutes between US and Russian president is first meeting since Ukraine crisis beganBarack Obama and Vladimir Putin have met for the first time since Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The informal encounter came on the sidelines of a lunch attended by world leaders to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day...

    Guns and fighters seep through Ukraine’s porous Russian border
    Aug28

    Guns and fighters seep through Ukraine’s porous Russian border

    Combatants engaged in last week’s fighting say walked into the country ‘to visit relatives’ at poorly policed checkpointsIn late April, 65 Russian men in groups of five to 10 crossed the border with Ukraine on foot, telling border guards they were going to visit relatives.It wasn’t a fond babushka who picked them up at the...

    Poroshenko vows to punish rebels who shot down Ukraine helicopter
    Aug28

    Poroshenko vows to punish rebels who shot down Ukraine helicopter

    President-elect pledges to do everything to stop further deaths after attack over Slavyansk kills 14, including army generalUkraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, has vowed to punish pro-Russian rebels who shot down an army helicopter in the east of the country, killing 14 people, including a general, in one of the deadliest attacks...

    Ukraine crisis: Russian military has ‘invaded’, says Poroshenko
    Aug28

    Ukraine crisis: Russian military has ‘invaded’, says Poroshenko

    The Ukrainian President says a Russian military invasion has taken place in the country, as it emerged thousands of Russians are reportedly fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s president accuses Russia of invading
    Aug28

    Ukraine’s president accuses Russia of invading

    Ukraine’s president has accused Russian forces of invading Ukraine. The country’s security and defense council said Russian troops have seized control of a key southeastern border town. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of launching invasion
    Aug28

    Ukraine accuses Russia of launching invasion

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of mounting an invasion in the southeast of the country in support of pro-Moscow separatist rebels. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian rebels launch offensive in south-eastern Ukraine, reportedly advancing on key port of Mariupol
    Aug28

    Pro-Russian rebels launch offensive in south-eastern Ukraine, reportedly advancing on key port of Mariupol

    Pro-Russian rebels have opened up a new front in Ukraine’s south, with the separatists claiming they have captured the eastern town of… …read more Source:...

    Protesters in Kiev demand Poroshenko’s resignation
    Aug28

    Protesters in Kiev demand Poroshenko’s resignation

    Hundreds of protesters blocked one of Kiev’s thoroughfares on Thursday demanding the resignation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and urgent deployment of …read more Source:...

    Donetsk militia forces reach outskirts of Mariupol
    Aug28

    Donetsk militia forces reach outskirts of Mariupol

    Donetsk militia forces claimed Thursday to have taken control of checkpoints and strongholds in the outskirts of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, RIA …read more Source:...

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