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    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...

    Ukrainian troops retake key city of Slavyansk from rebels in east
    Jul05

    Ukrainian troops retake key city of Slavyansk from rebels in east

    Kiev government offensive against pro-Russia forces achieves first significant victory in restoring state controlGovernment troops have raised a Ukrainian flag over the rebel stronghold of Slavyansk in Kiev’s biggest tactical victory since the start of the conflict in the east of the country.Kiev’s forces entered the city on Saturday...

    Ukraine army regains control of Slavyansk
    Jul05

    Ukraine army regains control of Slavyansk

    President Petro Poroshenko orders national flag to fly over rebel stronghold after armed pro-Russian separatists fleeUkrainian troops have regained control of the key eastern city of Slavyansk from pro-Russian rebels in what could mark a turning point in the country’s three-month battle to maintain its independence.The city, which houses...

    Ukraine army to raise flag over Slavyansk
    Jul05

    Ukraine army to raise flag over Slavyansk

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko orders move after large numbers of pro-Russian militants reportedly flee separatist strongholdThe Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, has ordered the army to raise the national flag in the separatist stronghold of Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, after hearing reports of military successes, the presidential...

    Life in a war zone  Ukraine
    Jul05

    Life in a war zone Ukraine

    How do you go about your daily life while under constant threat of bombardment? We speak to families in Slavyansk to find outIt isn’t yet dusk, but the sky to the south is darkening with an approaching storm as Denis Dragusevich and Zhenya Kucheryavaya play with their three small boys in a dusty apartment-building playground in Slavyansk....

    Belarus vows to build military might at independence parade – video
    Jul04

    Belarus vows to build military might at independence parade – video

    Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko vows to build up military might to defend the state from external ‘interference’. He cites the Middle East and neighbouring Ukraine as examples where ethnic tensions and instability have spread as a result. The announcement was made at a military parade on Thursday to mark the Belarussian...

    The long shadow of Chernobyl
    Jul04

    The long shadow of Chernobyl

    A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history with sobering but stunning images. Ludwig visited Chernobyl nine times in 20 years to tell the stories of the lives of the victims, the exclusion zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat. The book also contains an essay from former president...

    Ukraine governor attacked by angry crowd in Khmelnytskyi – video
    Jul04

    Ukraine governor attacked by angry crowd in Khmelnytskyi – video

    The governor of the central Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi is attacked by an angry crowd of local residents. Footage of the attack shows Leonid Prus hit repeatedly over the head by a woman and lifted up by the unhappy crowd. Prus later attempts to escape out of a window but is again confronted by the crowd outside … …read more Source:...

    Absence of US ambassador to Russia punishes Washington, not Moscow
    Jul02

    Absence of US ambassador to Russia punishes Washington, not Moscow

    The US has not had an ambassador in Moscow since the Ukraine crisis began. Now a new candidate has been proposed, but will he be accepted, asks Dmitri Trenin The absence of a United States ambassador in Moscow ever since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis has been striking. This never happened during the Cold War, when ambassadors were the prime...

    Ukraine retakes border crossing from rebels as Poroshenko goes on attack
    Jul01

    Ukraine retakes border crossing from rebels as Poroshenko goes on attack

    Ukrainian troops hit pro-Russian rebel positions with artillery and air strikes after president declared end to the ceasefireKiev forces claimed their first victories in Petro Poroshenko’s renewed offensive against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, taking back a key border crossing and three villages.Ukrainian troops hit...

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