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    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine

    SARTANA: Fighting in eastern Ukraine intensified on Tuesday ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances and the government accusing the rebels of shelling a town far behind the front lines. The intense fighting, which the UN says has killed more than 5,300 people since April, comes ahead of a crucial...

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy
    Feb10

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy

    Published February 10, 2015 While battles rage daily in some parts of eastern Ukraine, not far away — in areas the government took back from the Russian-backed rebels last summer — people are doing their best to live normal lives, while keeping a wary eye on the shifting front lines. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the temporary...

    Chief Rabbi calls on separatists to cease fighting as Ukrainian Jewish center hit by rockets
    Feb10

    Chief Rabbi calls on separatists to cease fighting as Ukrainian Jewish center hit by rockets

    Two rockets hit a nine story building housing the city’s local Hesed branch but failed to explode. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Rockets hit Jewish welfare center in Ukraine without exploding
    Feb10

    Rockets hit Jewish welfare center in Ukraine without exploding

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Ukraine says civilians killed in rocket attack in east
    Feb10

    Ukraine says civilians killed in rocket attack in east

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Russian-backed fighters have launched an artillery strike on the town of Kramatorsk, killing at least seven civilians.Poroshenko said the first round of rocket fire hit the headquarters of the Ukrainian command in eastern Ukraine and the second landed in a residential area. The...

    Belarus says Ukraine meeting will go ahead
    Feb10

    Belarus says Ukraine meeting will go ahead

    Contact group meeting set for Wednesday despite ongoing fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: World...

    Kremlin Official: US Using Ukraine to Weaken Russia
    Feb10

    Kremlin Official: US Using Ukraine to Weaken Russia

    A ranking Kremlin official has accused the United States of attempting to drag Russia into the Ukraine conflict with the aim of weakening Moscow and effecting regime change, according to excerpts of an interview published Tuesday by a Russian government daily. “For the U.S., Ukraine in and of itself is not a matter of interest. Their aim is to...

    Russia refuses to extradite Yanukovych to Ukraine
    Feb10

    Russia refuses to extradite Yanukovych to Ukraine

    Russia’s prosecutor general said requests for the former Ukrainian president are ‘politically motivated.’ …read more Source: World...

    Donetsk Native, Backed by Putin, Unites Ukraine Rebels
    Feb10

    Donetsk Native, Backed by Putin, Unites Ukraine Rebels

    DONETSK, UKRAINE—Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko will not be present at a summit on east Ukraine this week but his actions will help determine the success or failure of any peace deal. While Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen in the West as holding the key to peace, Zakharchenko is regarded vital for ensuring Moscow’s...

    Rebels in new push to cut off Ukraine rail hub, shadow over talks
    Feb10

    Rebels in new push to cut off Ukraine rail hub, shadow over talks

    Rebel fighters made a push to cut off a government-held road and rail junction in east Ukraine, vowing on the eve of peace talks that they would not cease fire until they had achieved their aim of taking more territory. …read more Source: World...

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