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    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...

    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:...

    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...

    Slovyansk rebuilds as Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk
    Jul06

    Slovyansk rebuilds as Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk

    The rebuilding process in the one time rebel stronghold of Slovyansk has gathered pace with reports of a mainly peaceful city. The main… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine hails capture of rebel stronghold as turning point in conflict
    Jul06

    Ukraine hails capture of rebel stronghold as turning point in conflict

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian security officials said on Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatists. …read more Source:...

    Rebels in retreat as Kiev takes back strongholds
    Jul06

    Rebels in retreat as Kiev takes back strongholds

    Ukrainian separatist rebels have pulled back to the main city of Donetsk, abandoning several key strongholds to government forces. Early… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk
    Jul06

    Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are reported to be regrouping in Donetsk after government forces retook some of their main strongholds. …read more Source:...

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