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    Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593
    Aug30

    Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593

    KIEV — A total of 2,593 people, including civilians as well as Ukrainian and separatist combatants, have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since it erupted in mid-April, a senior UN human rights official said on Friday. “The trend is clear and alarming. There is a significant increase in the death toll in the...

    Ukraine seeks NATO membership
    Aug30

    Ukraine seeks NATO membership

    KIEV — Ukraine said on Friday it would seek the protection of NATO membership after what Kiev and its Western allies say is the open participation of the Russian military in the war in Ukraine’s eastern provinces. Formal Ukrainian membership in the Western military alliance — which would come with the full protection of a...

    Kiev calls for ‘full’ Nato membership
    Aug29

    Kiev calls for ‘full’ Nato membership

    Ukraine called yesterday for full membership in Nato, its strongest plea yet for Western military help. …read more Source: Gulf...

    Putin: Ukraine offensive like Nazi invasion in WWII
    Aug29

    Putin: Ukraine offensive like Nazi invasion in WWII

    Ukraine officials make public plea to join NATO alliance for greater security guarantees; Putin reminds west of nuclear power: ‘It’s best not to mess with us’. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    NATO: Russia supplying Ukraine rebels tanks
    Aug29

    NATO: Russia supplying Ukraine rebels tanks

    NATO chief says Moscow has continued giving pro-Kremlin rebels military aid, including rocket launchers and artillery. …read more Source: AL...

    Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; 
Security Council holds emergency talks
    Aug29

    Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks

    New York, 29th Aug. 2014 (WAM) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments. …read more...

    Russian denial of Ukraine military involvement is lie, says Jewish oil tycoon Khodorkovsy
    Aug29

    Russian denial of Ukraine military involvement is lie, says Jewish oil tycoon Khodorkovsy

    Khodorkovsy says Moscow lying and urges citizens to take to the streets and strike against actions. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    UN: Death toll in Ukraine fighting tops 2,500
    Aug29

    UN: Death toll in Ukraine fighting tops 2,500

    Report accuses pro-Russian separatists of a wide array of human rights abuses, including murder, abductions and torture. …read more Source:...

    UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukraine crisis
    Aug29

    UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukraine crisis

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed grave concerns about the intensifying conflict in Ukraine after Kiev and the West said Russian troops were actively involved …read more Source: Gulf...

    After encircling government forces, Ukraine rebels say will allow them to flee
    Aug29

    After encircling government forces, Ukraine rebels say will allow them to flee

    Government accuses Russian troops of illegally entering eastern Ukraine, vows to defend its soil. …read more Source:...

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