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    Putin and Poroshenko mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union – video
    Jun22

    Putin and Poroshenko mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union – video

    Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko attend ceremonies in Moscow and Kiev on Sunday to mark 73 years since the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union began. Poroshenko said at the ceremony that ‘the stench of war is in the air today’ as a ceasefire was broken between the Ukrainian military and...

    Putin calls on both sides in Ukraine conflict to lay down arms
    Jun22

    Putin calls on both sides in Ukraine conflict to lay down arms

    Russian president backs counterpart Poroshenko’s peace plan, though separatist fighters appear less than eager to complyVladimir Putin has called on both sides in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms and compromise, giving his strongest backing yet for the peace plan announced by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko.”The...

    Vladimir Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire but orders huge military exercise
    Jun22

    Vladimir Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire but orders huge military exercise

    Kremlin’s commitment to quelling violence still in doubt as Russian president warns that talks are needed on peace planThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has expressed his support for Ukraines unilateral ceasefire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and has appealed to both sides to halt all military operations.However, he...

    Continued separatist attacks put strain on fledgling Ukraine ceasefire
    Jun21

    Continued separatist attacks put strain on fledgling Ukraine ceasefire

    Military posts on the Russian border attacked, while Ukrainian troops also repel pro-Russian separatists from an airforce basePro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian posts on the border with Russia and a military base and tried to storm an airforce base overnight into Saturday, government forces said, putting a Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire...

    Eastern Ukrainian separatists defy the president’s peace plan – video
    Jun21

    Eastern Ukrainian separatists defy the president’s peace plan – video

    Separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk take an oath of allegiance on Saturday after Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko declared a week-long ceasefire. The self-proclaimed leader of the movement defies Poroshenko’s peace plan, calling it unrealistic, and says that he and his troops want a referendum to join Russia …...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Jun21

    The 20 photographs of the week

    Luis Suárez, protests and Costa Rica at the World Cup in Brazil, the increasing violence in Iraq, London fashion – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian church in Sydney desecrated with hate messages
    Jun21

    Ukrainian church in Sydney desecrated with hate messages

    Vandals spray swastikas and ethnic slurs condemning Ukraines president Petro PoroshenkoA Ukrainian church in Sydney has been desecrated with ethnic slurs in an attack the NSW government has labelled vicious and abhorrent.Members of the Ukrainian community woke on Saturday morning to find the St Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lidcombe...

    Ukraine government declares ceasefire
    Jun20

    Ukraine government declares ceasefire

    Poroshenko says troops will halt military action for seven days in effort to de-escalate conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastUkraine’s interior ministry says government troops will start a unilateral, seven-day ceasefire later on Friday as a first step in efforts to de-escalate the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in the...

    Ukrainians board trains to flee military conflict in Luhansk  video
    Jun20

    Ukrainians board trains to flee military conflict in Luhansk video

    Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk crowd a train station, seeking to flee the ongoing military conflict. Here, we meet one woman who discusses her fears for the future and explains ‘Everyone is worrying.’ An independence referendum in the region in May was not recognised by the government of Ukraine … …read...

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed and 30 injured in fighting in the east
    Jun20

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed and 30 injured in fighting in the east

    Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels continues after Poroshenko said he would soon call ceasefireSeven Ukrainian troops have been killed since Thursday in the east, Ukrainian officials have said, as hostilities between government forces and pro-Russian rebels continued two days after President Petro Poroshenko said he would...

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