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    US accuses Russia of breaching Ukraine ceasefire after rebels capture key town
    Feb18

    US accuses Russia of breaching Ukraine ceasefire after rebels capture key town

    Moscow sharply criticised at UN after putting up resolution that endorses truce while pro-Russia rebels continue their advances The US has directly accused Russia of violating the ceasefire in Ukraine and joined other security council members in lining up to pour scorn on a UN resolution drafted by Moscow approving the truce.Samantha Power, the...

    Ukraine confirms pro-Russia forces’ seizure of Debaltseve as EU denies ceasefire failure – video
    Feb18

    Ukraine confirms pro-Russia forces’ seizure of Debaltseve as EU denies ceasefire failure – video

    Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, confirms that pro-Russia forces have seized parts of the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve on Tuesday, ignoring the ceasefire agreement. Both sides say they cannot move their heavy weapons from the frontline while attacks are still underway. The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica...

    Ukraine: pro-Russia forces seize parts of Debaltseve railway despite truce
    Feb17

    Ukraine: pro-Russia forces seize parts of Debaltseve railway despite truce

    Rebels close in on government soldiers, trapped in ruins and running out of food and supplies after over a week under siegePro-Russia forces seized parts of the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve in intense street fighting, ignoring a shaky ceasefire agreement, as a deadline for removing heavy weapons from the frontlines went unheeded.The rest...

    Europe at a crossroads
    Feb17

    Europe at a crossroads

    • Dealing with Putin – appeasement or common sense ?This is truly a key moment for Europe.The EU is divided over whether to punish Vladimir Putin more over Ukraine. The Eurozone is facing a crisis over Greece whose left-wing government has made overtures to Putin, who in turn is cuddling up to Hungary’s nationalist government. …...

    Huge explosion in Ukraine as mortar shell hits gas pipeline – video
    Feb17

    Huge explosion in Ukraine as mortar shell hits gas pipeline – video

    A mortar which hit a gas pipeline in eastern Ukraine causes a major explosion. TV crews film a huge fire and clouds of smoke nine miles from the besieged town of Debaltseve, despite the ceasefire agreed last week. Fighting has eased in many areas since the ceasefire came into force on Sunday, but Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed...

    How digital detectives say they proved Ukraine attacks came from Russia
    Feb17

    How digital detectives say they proved Ukraine attacks came from Russia

    A group of investigative journalists who specialise in image analysis say they have proved a series of key artillery strikes on Ukrainian forces in summer 2014 came from inside Russia. We focus on two attacks to show how the Bellingcat team examined satellite imagery and social media videos to support their theory … …read more Source:...

    How blogger Brown Moses used open-source information to analyse missile attacks on Ukraine – video
    Feb17

    How blogger Brown Moses used open-source information to analyse missile attacks on Ukraine – video

    Blogger and citizen journalist Eliot Higgins – aka Brown Moses – explains how he used open-source information to determine cross-border artillery attacks that appear to be being fired from Russian territory into Ukraine. His team used satellite imagery on Google Earth and crater analysis techniques … …read more Source: The...

    Remembering the shelling: ‘We saw a glow, they were burned alive’
    Feb17

    Remembering the shelling: ‘We saw a glow, they were burned alive’

    Ukrainian soldiers recall attacks by Grad launchers and heavy artillery – which they are convinced came from within RussiaUkrainian soldiers remember the onslaught that rained down on their positions from the middle of July 2014 onwards. Time and again they came under fire from Grad missiles and artillery shells. Now it appears that at least some...

    Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study
    Feb17

    Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study

    Satellite images, digital detective work and social media provide strongest evidence yet of Russian crossborder shelling, according to investigationWhen Ukrainian forces came under withering attack in the east of the country last summer, soldiers were surprised as much as scared by the ferocity of the attack. The separatists they were up against...

    Ukrainian separatists claim to have captured rail hub despite ceasefire
    Feb17

    Ukrainian separatists claim to have captured rail hub despite ceasefire

    Pro-Russian forces claim to have seized Debaltseve, after days of fighting in defiance of a ceasefire deadline to remove weapons from the front lineUkrainian separatists claimed on Tuesday they had captured the railway hub of Debaltseve – the key area where the shaky ceasefire negotiated last week had failed to hold – after a day of heavy...

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