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    Miners hold pro-Russia rally in Donetsk
    Aug28

    Miners hold pro-Russia rally in Donetsk

    Around 300 coalminers march through city centre in show of support for self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s RepublicAround 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk on Wednesdayyesterday as rebel fighters fortified their positions in the city in anticipation of a possible attack by Ukrainian forces.The miners...

    Presidents of Russia and France to discuss Ukraine crisis in Paris
    Aug28

    Presidents of Russia and France to discuss Ukraine crisis in Paris

    Talks will be Vladimir Putin’s first meeting with the head of state of a major western power since Russia’s annexation of CrimeaThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will discuss the crisis in Ukraine at talks with his French counterpart, François Hollande, in Paris on 5 June, the Kremlin has said.The talks will be held at the Elysée...

    US intercepts Moscow’s calls to spies in Ukraine, report says
    Aug28

    US intercepts Moscow’s calls to spies in Ukraine, report says

    US secretary state reportedly tells private meeting recordings disprove Russian denials about involvement in separatist unrestThe US secretary of state, John Kerry, claims America has obtained intercepted phone calls that prove Moscow is deliberately trying to destabilise eastern Ukraine, according to reports of leaked remarks he made at a...

    Ukraine tensions driving up UK fuel prices
    Aug28

    Ukraine tensions driving up UK fuel prices

    Motorists facing higher forecourt costs, with three-year average petrol price low now at an endMotorists are facing higher fuel prices with east-west tensions over Ukraine ending the long spell of prices staying below 130p a litre, motoring groups said.Average forecourt prices have been at a three-year low for the past 14 weeks as retailers have...

    Ukraine crisis: violence leaves 25 dead and more than 200 injured
    Aug28

    Ukraine crisis: violence leaves 25 dead and more than 200 injured

    Kiev police fail to retake all of Independence Square US calls on President Yanukovych to halt violence Europe talks of sanctions but Russia blames protestersThe bloodiest night in independent Ukraine’s history left at least 25 people dead and more than 200 injured, after further violent clashes in the centre of Kiev.Armed riot police...

    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: general reportedly among dead as rebels down helicopter
    Aug28

    Ukraine: general reportedly among dead as rebels down helicopter

    Kiev escalates effort to retake Donbass region as rebel battalion seizes government building for Donetsk People’s RepublicPro-Russia rebels shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter in Slavyansk with portable surface-to-air missiles on Thursday, killing 14 people including an army general, according to the acting president, Oleksandr...

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