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    Fear, not ambition, is what fuels Moscow in Ukraine | Mary Dejevsky
    Jul07

    Fear, not ambition, is what fuels Moscow in Ukraine | Mary Dejevsky

    The west has misread Russia’s motivations in Ukraine, and in doing so risks provoking PutinThe contest for eastern Ukraine may not be over, but when Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, described the recapture of Sloviansk at the weekend as of “huge symbolic importance”, he was not exaggerating. Other towns and cities...

    Ukrainian army continues crackdown on rebel strongholds
    Jul07

    Ukrainian army continues crackdown on rebel strongholds

    The Ukrainian army is pushing ahead with its offensive in the east of Ukraine. On Sunday, its air force attacked Luhansk killing at least two… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine president vows to continue military offensive against rebels
    Jul07

    Ukraine president vows to continue military offensive against rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to continue Kyiv’s military offensive against pro-Russian separatists. Government troops have advanced to Donetsk after capturing the rebel stronghold of Slovyansk. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukrainian forces tighten grip on Slavyansk as retreating rebels regroup
    Jul07

    Ukrainian forces tighten grip on Slavyansk as retreating rebels regroup

    President Petro Poroshenko hails ‘beginning of crucial moment’ in fight to reclaim east as pro-Russian insurgents try to rally fighters after losing symbolic heart of resistance …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine fights on as rebel cities fall
    Jul06

    Ukraine fights on as rebel cities fall

    The million inhabitants of south eastern Ukraine’s biggest city were last night steeling themselves for a siege that could determine… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s combat dolphins: they’d like Russia to give them back
    Jul06

    Ukraine’s combat dolphins: they’d like Russia to give them back

    Trained to carry out military tasks, they were seized during the annexation of Crimea. Kiev wants them back but Russia has plans for the cetaceansIt wasn’t just the miles of gorgeous coastline, the plush dacha compounds of the Soviet elite and the naval bases of the Black Sea Fleet that Russia acquired when it annexed Crimea this year; it...

    Donetsk becomes a ghost town as fearful residents flee conflict
    Jul06

    Donetsk becomes a ghost town as fearful residents flee conflict

    Three months into crisis, businesses have closed, ATMs have run out of cash, and flowers are a guilty pleasureIt was like one of the illicit apartment concerts from Soviet days, only with better cocktails. Dozens of young people packed into a basement room, singing along to classic Russian and Ukrainian tunes strummed out by a rotating cast of...

    Ukrainian president hails breakthrough as Slavyansk seized from separatists
    Jul06

    Ukrainian president hails breakthrough as Slavyansk seized from separatists

    Petro Poroshenko says town’s recapture has ‘incredible symbolic importance’, as rebels retreat to regional capital DonetskThe Ukrainian authorities have trumpeted a turning point in the three-month conflict with separatists in the east after retaking a town at the epicentre of the breakaway movement.The breakthrough came after...

    Ukraine separatists vow to fight on
    Jul06

    Ukraine separatists vow to fight on

    Pro-Russian militants flee Slavyansk to regroup in Donetsk, the provincial capital. Secessionist fighters call on Moscow to intervene in conflict …read more Source: Financial...

    As West, Russia talk truce, Poroshenko heeds Ukrainians’ call to arms
    Jul06

    As West, Russia talk truce, Poroshenko heeds Ukrainians’ call to arms

    KIEV (Reuters) – In a country torn between Russia and western Europe, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to resume an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels has carefully ignored both neighbors to show an ear acutely tuned to Ukrainian domestic politics. …read more Source:...

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