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    2 Ukrainian servicemen killed despite truce
    May01

    2 Ukrainian servicemen killed despite truce

    KIEV: Two Ukrainian serviceman have been killed and two wounded in separatist attacks on government forces in eastern Ukraine despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement, Interfax news agency quoted the Ukrainian military as saying on Friday. “In the past 24 hours the situation in the conflict zone remained not quiet, but under control. Rebels continue...

    Moscow denies agreeing to ‘peace force’ in Ukraine
    May01

    Moscow denies agreeing to ‘peace force’ in Ukraine

    Kiev and Donbass should decide on any peacekeeping force, Kremlin spokesman says. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine seeks more than $16 bln from Gazprom in pricing dispute
    May01

    Ukraine seeks more than $16 bln from Gazprom in pricing dispute

    Ukraine is seeking more than $16 billion from Russia’s Gazprom in its appeal to an arbitration court in Stockholm over a long-running gas pricing dispute between Kiev and Moscow, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday. …read more Source: The Daily...

    NATO:Russia May Be Planning New Ukraine Offensive
    May01

    NATO:Russia May Be Planning New Ukraine Offensive

    Former NATO commander Phillip Breedlove characterized Russian’s current ongoing actions as “preparing, training and equipping to have the capacity to again take an offensive.” …read more Source: World...

    Western leaders say ceasefire in Ukraine needs to stabilize
    May01

    Western leaders say ceasefire in Ukraine needs to stabilize

    The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine over the phone on Thursday …read more Source: World...

    Kremlin says too early to speak of Ukraine peacekeeping mission
    May01

    Kremlin says too early to speak of Ukraine peacekeeping mission

    Russia said Friday that it was premature to discuss the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine before a peace deal agreed in February is implemented in full. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian tycoon Firtash escapes extradition to U.S.
    May01

    Ukrainian tycoon Firtash escapes extradition to U.S.

    Ukraine’s most influential oligarchs, Dmytro Firtash, 49, was arrested in Vienna a year ago at the request of U.S. authorities, which have been investigating him since 2006. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine rebels expel Western NGO members for ‘spying’
    May01

    Ukraine rebels expel Western NGO members for ‘spying’

    IRC members expelled for ‘actively attempting to establish contacts with (separatist) represent… …read more Source:...

    Chernobyl wildfire extinguished
    Apr30

    Chernobyl wildfire extinguished

    KIEV: Firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Ukraine’s Chernobyl plant, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986 and hope to put it out fully within two days, the emergency services said on Thursday. “There are no more open flames,” but fires are still smouldering out of sight, said the deputy head of the...

    Ukrainian rebels expel foreign aid group
    Apr30

    Ukrainian rebels expel foreign aid group

    DONETSK: Representatives of a New York-based aid group were expelled from separatist-held territories in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after rebels closed down their operational base, accusing them of spying. Around 17 foreign and local workers for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) were detained in their office in the rebel-controlled city...

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