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    Collapse of the USSR  in pictures
    Jul14

    Collapse of the USSR in pictures

    The last Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev initiated reforms that ultimately led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Here are some of the key moments: … …read more Source: The...

    One killed as Ukrainian shell hits Russian border town
    Jul13

    One killed as Ukrainian shell hits Russian border town

    Russia warns of possible irreversible consequences after shell hits courtyard of residential building in Russian town of DonetskA Ukrainian shell hit a town on the Russian border, killing one person and seriously injuring two others, Russia’s foreign ministry said.The ministry labelled the incident a provocation and warned of the...

    Biden tells Ukraine’s Poroshenko US will press Russia over rebels
    Jul12

    Biden tells Ukraine’s Poroshenko US will press Russia over rebels

    Vice-president expresses condolences after 23 servicemen die US will work to ‘impose costs’ over supply of ‘heavy weapons’Vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday encouraged the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with pro-Russia rebels and said Washington continued to pursue...

    Eastern Ukrainian cities shelled by the military in a night of violence – video
    Jul12

    Eastern Ukrainian cities shelled by the military in a night of violence – video

    Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk and the town of Maryinka clean up the damage on Saturday after the Ukrainian military shelled parts of the region. The military says the shelling was in retaliation for a rebel missile strike that killed 30 Ukrainian soldiers on Friday … …read more Source: The...

    EU imposes sanctions on more Ukraine rebels
    Jul12

    EU imposes sanctions on more Ukraine rebels

    Alexander Borodai, leader of Donetsk ‘republic’, and 10 others face travel bans and asset freezes as clashes continue in eastThe European Union has imposed travel bans and asset freezes on the Ukrainian separatist leader Alexander Borodai and 10 other rebels as residents of Donetsk flee amid fears of further attacks on the rebel...

    Crimea the opera eulogises Moscow’s land-grab in music
    Jul11

    Crimea the opera eulogises Moscow’s land-grab in music

    Warm reception in St Petersburg for show, based on a 1946 Soviet opera, that attempts to cement Russia’s control over regionA patriotic opera in Russia’s second city of St Petersburg has attempted to cement Moscow’s disputed control over Crimea in music at least.Crimea, the opera, is a boisterous new work celebrating the...

    Ukrainian government promises swift justice for military deaths – video
    Jul11

    Ukrainian government promises swift justice for military deaths – video

    The Ukrainian government promises severe punishment for those responsible for a rocket attack on Ukrainian troops that killed at least 19 servicemen. Zoryan Shkiryak, Ukrainian interior ministry spokesperson, says up to 30 servicemen were killed and promised swift justice. ‘They will be punished, destroyed or captured and will answer [for...

    23 Ukrainian troops killed in clashes with separatists
    Jul11

    23 Ukrainian troops killed in clashes with separatists

    Highest 24-hour death toll since president ended brief ceasefire includes 19 troops killed in rocket attack near Russian borderUkraine’s military has said 23 servicemen have died in clashes with pro-Russia separatists across the east, a development that threatens to shatter slim western hopes of a truce in the three-month...

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels square up for showdown
    Jul10

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels square up for showdown

    Kiev aims to win back control of Donetsk and Luhansk as rebel groups gather in big cities after abandoning smaller strongholdsThe Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian rebels are squaring up for a final showdown in the east of the country, as Kiev aims to win back control of the key regional centres of Donetsk and Luhansk.Rebel groups have...

    The Russians going against the tide to seek a new life in Ukraine
    Jul10

    The Russians going against the tide to seek a new life in Ukraine

    While thousands of Russian-speaking Ukrainians stream across the country’s eastern border to flee the ongoing violence in their country, some Russians are heading in the opposite direction. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty reportsEmigration is a hot topic in Russia right now. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir...

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