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    Ukraine says separatists step up attacks, Poroshenko warns of ‘threat of war’
    Apr28

    Ukraine says separatists step up attacks, Poroshenko warns of ‘threat of war’

    By Richard Balmforth Ukraine’s leader warned on Tuesday that a war with pro-Russian separatists could still break out again as its military said the rebels had greatly stepped up attacks and widened the area of their operations despite a ceasefire. A military spokesman said one Ukrainian serviceman had been killed – the fourth fatality...

    Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air
    Apr28

    Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

    A NATO mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightened tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets. Four birds of prey — three falcons and an eagle — soar over the tarmac near four massive hangars at the Zokniai airforce base in northwest Lithuania. The winged warriors flew...

    Ukraine says rebels using rocket launchers
    Apr28

    Ukraine says rebels using rocket launchers

    Ukrainian military officials say separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine seeks EU help amid shelling
    Apr27

    Ukraine seeks EU help amid shelling

    KIEV: Ukraine pressed European leaders on Monday to send peacekeepers to stabilise the war-torn east, as monitors reported a surge in shelling near a strategic government-held city. Top European Union officials landed in Kiev for a key summit with the former Soviet state as it faces off against separatists in the east, whom its Western allies...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Will be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years
    Apr27

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Will be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday that his country will be able to meet the conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years, while European Union officials rejected his request call for an EU peace-keeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where a year of fighting… …read more Source:...

    EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed
    Apr27

    EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed

    Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit. As Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald...

    EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed
    Apr27

    EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed

    By Pavel Polityuk Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit. As Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council...

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal
    Apr27

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday international sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should depend on whether peacekeeping commitments signed this year in Minsk are upheld. “During the European Council (meeting) in March we took an unambiguous decision that the sanctions should be tied to the...

    Poland denies Russia ‘Night Wolves’ bikers entry
    Apr27

    Poland denies Russia ‘Night Wolves’ bikers entry

    Border guards prevent 10 pro-Putin bikers from crossing to mark Soviet victory in World War Two amid rows over Ukraine. …read more Source: AL...

    Poland denies Russia ‘Night Wolves’ bikers entry
    Apr27

    Poland denies Russia ‘Night Wolves’ bikers entry

    Polish border guards have blocked a group of 10 Russian bikers, who are known for their support for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Soviet Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. Border guard spokesman Dariusz Sienicki announced the decision after members of the...

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