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    Dutch town hard hit by MH17 disaster remembers victims with sunflowers
    Jul17

    Dutch town hard hit by MH17 disaster remembers victims with sunflowers

    Ukrainian sunflowers were grown in tribute to the 15 residents of Hilversum who died when plane was shot down a year ago. RFE/RL reportsThe Dutch town of Hilversum was one of the hardest hit when flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago. Fifteen residents, including three families, were among the 298 on board the ill-fated flight...

    MH17: new video shows Russian-backed rebels sifting wreckage after crash
    Jul17

    MH17: new video shows Russian-backed rebels sifting wreckage after crash

    Militiamen at crash site shortly after jet came down over eastern Ukraine appear shocked to find it was a civilian airliner, not a military bomberA newly released video from the immediate aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 reveals pro-Russian separatists rummaging through the luggage of dead passengers while...

    Footage of Russian-backed rebels looting MH17 luggage is sickening, Julie Bishop says
    Jul17

    Footage of Russian-backed rebels looting MH17 luggage is sickening, Julie Bishop says

    The Australian foreign minister says it is deeply disturbing that the video published by News Corp Australia has now emerged Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is sickened by footage apparently showing Russian-backed rebels ransacking luggage of passengers aboard the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.Bishop said she couldn’t verify the...

    Russia fights calls for tribunal one year after downing of flight MH17
    Jul16

    Russia fights calls for tribunal one year after downing of flight MH17

    Reports suggest investigation into disaster will accuse Russia-backed rebels but Vladimir Putin tells Dutch PM that creating UN tribunal is counterproductiveAmid reports that the Dutch-led investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine will blame Russia-backed rebels, Moscow continues to push other...

    MH17 tragedy: a year on, families of Australian victims gather to grieve
    Jul16

    MH17 tragedy: a year on, families of Australian victims gather to grieve

    A service in the Great Hall at Parliament House will mark 12 months since the plane was downed over Ukraine, killing 38 Australian citizens and residentsAustralians who lost family members on flight MH17 over Ukraine a year ago say they hope a memorial service in Canberra on Friday will be “a useful part of the grieving process”.The service, to...

    Terrorism, Ukraine and the American threat: the view from Russia
    Jul15

    Terrorism, Ukraine and the American threat: the view from Russia

    Wide-ranging interview with Putin’s top security adviser includes claims about how US wants to strip the country of Siberia and the Far EastResponse: hallucinations of KGB psychic still influence policy – Oleg Kashin Former Russian spy chief Nikolai Patrushev, now head of the powerful security council that advises the president, believes...

    Canada and Ukraine announce ‘milestone’ free trade agreement
    Jul15

    Canada and Ukraine announce ‘milestone’ free trade agreement

    When deal is ratified by both countries’ parliaments, Ukraine’s ailing economy will be significantly boosted Canada formally announced a “milestone” free trade agreement with Ukraine after the two countries’ prime ministers met in Ottawa on Tuesday.The agreement, which has to be ratified by both nations’ parliaments, will...

    Tensions rising in Ukraine as far-right militia’s boobytraps injure two police
    Jul14

    Tensions rising in Ukraine as far-right militia’s boobytraps injure two police

    Attempt by President Poroshenko to crack down on smuggling and Right Sector nationalist fighters after shootout in Mukacheve met with double bombingBooby-trap explosions have injured two police officers in western Ukraine, further raising tensions in the region after a shootout with nationalists at the weekend left two men dead.The continued...

    Australia urges UN support for tribunal to prosecute those who downed MH17
    Jul14

    Australia urges UN support for tribunal to prosecute those who downed MH17

    Malaysia’s draft resolution to establish a tribunal – a joint proposal with Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine – has been dismissed by RussiaAustralia urged the United Nations security council on Tuesday to support the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines flight...

    Ukraine government in armed standoff with nationalist militia
    Jul12

    Ukraine government in armed standoff with nationalist militia

    Government forces barricade bases of Right Sector, which has helped it battle pro-Russian forces, after gunfight reportedly killed two peopleMilitary and law enforcement troops have been locked in a stand-off with a nationalist militia in western Ukraine after a gun and grenade battle that left at least two dead.Tensions have been rising between...

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