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    [Ticker] Fighting in south Ukraine amid Minsk peace talks
    Sep05

    [Ticker] Fighting in south Ukraine amid Minsk peace talks

    Nato officials say there is “heavy fighting” between Russian and Ukrainian troops near the Ukrainian city of Mariupol Friday. The violence comes despite a meeting of Russian, Ukrainian, and pro-Russia rebel delegates in Minsk the same day, with an EU sanctions decision hanging on the outcome of the Minsk talks. …read more...

    Russian TV lauds ‘volunteers’ fighting in Ukraine
    Sep05

    Russian TV lauds ‘volunteers’ fighting in Ukraine

    Russian state TV praises ‘volunteer’ soldiers in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    EC admits “taking Kiev in two weeks” was made public out of context
    Sep05

    EC admits “taking Kiev in two weeks” was made public out of context

    The European Commission has admitted that the media reports on the telephone call of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso with Russian …read more Source:...

    Ukraine endures heavy shelling hours before agreed ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine endures heavy shelling hours before agreed ceasefire

    Reports of overnight artillery fire by Russia-backed rebels on key eastern port of Mariupol as truce set to take effect from middayHours before an expected ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, heralded as a significant breakthrough by Nato leaders meeting in Newport, heavy shelling has been heard on the outskirts of Mariupol.A commander of a Ukrainian...

    NATO to decide on new rapid response force
    Sep05

    NATO to decide on new rapid response force

    The final day of the NATO summit in Wales has opened with all eyes on Ukraine. Leaders are expected to back plans to establish a rapid response force near Russia’s border to deter Moscow from provocations in the region. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in eastern Ukraine
    Sep05

    Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in eastern Ukraine

    A Russian photojournalist, Andrei Stenin, who was reported missing more than a month ago has been found dead in eastern Ukraine. It appears his car had come under heavy fire near Donetsk. Stenin, who worked for Russia’s state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, had been missing since 5 August. His car was found burned out and riddled with bullet...

    Renewed shelling heard in Ukraine ahead of truce talks
    Sep05

    Renewed shelling heard in Ukraine ahead of truce talks

    Shelling has been reported on the outskirts of the Ukrainian port city Mariupol, hours ahead of ceasefire talks in Minsk. The talks are set to involve representatives from the separatist movement, Moscow and Kyiv. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia bans Ukraine candy imports
    Sep05

    Russia bans Ukraine candy imports

    Russia has added to its wide boycott of some food imports by banning Ukrainian candy. It comes as three high-level meetings across Europe focus on the Ukraine crisis on Friday, including peace talks in Minsk. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine shells separatists ahead of ceasefire talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine shells separatists ahead of ceasefire talks

    Ukrainian forces pounded pro-Russian separatists to the east of the vital strategic port of Mariupol on Friday, just hours before ceasefire talks were due to begin in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. …read more Source: France...

    Hopes rise for ceasefire ahead of Ukraine talks
    Sep05

    Hopes rise for ceasefire ahead of Ukraine talks

    Ukraine’s president expressed “careful optimism” Thursday that a peace deal could be reached with Russian-backed separatists at their upcoming talks, even as he and NATO leaders agreed that Moscow should be punished for its role in the insurgency. …read more Source: France...

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