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    Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia’s army: OSCE
    May21

    Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia’s army: OSCE

    Moscow acknowledges presence of Russian ‘volunteers’ rejecting charges they were there under orders… …read more Source:...

    Soldier dies as fighting erupts in Ukraine’s east
    May21

    Soldier dies as fighting erupts in Ukraine’s east

    Ukraine military and separatists trade accusations of deadly shooting as OSCE warns of “worrisome” spread of violence. …read more Source: AL...

    ex-EU energy chief accuses Russia, using gas as political tool
    May21

    ex-EU energy chief accuses Russia, using gas as political tool

    Former European Commissioner for Energy claims Russia and partners use gas prices as tool against Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Kiev refuses to guarantee human rights protection in east Ukraine conflict zone
    May21

    Kiev refuses to guarantee human rights protection in east Ukraine conflict zone

    Ukraine refused to guarantee protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the zone of military operations in the East. The Ukrainian parliament has backed a decree allowing the country to rescind its commitments outlined in the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the International Covenant on Civil...

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading
    May21

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kyiv on May 21, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a “worrisome” spread of violence in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Another Russian convoy delivers humanitarian aid to Donetsk, Luhansk
    May21

    Another Russian convoy delivers humanitarian aid to Donetsk, Luhansk

    The Russian Emergencies Ministry has delivered its 27th humanitarian cargo to the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday. More than 100 trucks brought over 1,000 tons of humanitarian cargo, including foodstuffs and essentials, to Donetsk and Luhansk, the spokesman said, Itar-Tass reported. Russia...

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading
    May21

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

    By Alessandra Prentice One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kiev on Thursday, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a “worrisome” spread of violence in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has lessened significantly since a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels...

    Ukraine parliament scraps 5 military agreements with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine parliament scraps 5 military agreements with Russia

    The Ukrainian parliament has terminated a series of intergovernmental agreements on military cooperation with Russia, amid growing tensions between the two sides. On Thursday, the Verkhovna Rada , parliament, voted to terminate five agreements between the two sides over allegations that Russia has been instigating unrest in eastern Ukraine. The...

    Russia return to G7 unimaginable: Merkel
    May21

    Russia return to G7 unimaginable: Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will host a G7 summit next month, says that a return of Russia to the Group of Seven (G7) is “unimaginable.” Ahead of the June 7-8 summit in the southeastern German State of Bavaria, Merkel said in the German parliament on Thursday “As long as Russia does not commit itself, and act according to the fundamental...

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel

    The crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with the bloc’s eastern neighbours more important than ever, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, insisting that the initiative is not directed against Russia. Speaking in parliament before joining a summit in Riga with six of the EU’s ex-Soviet...

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