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    Rebels Withdraw Heavy Arms in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb28

    Rebels Withdraw Heavy Arms in Eastern Ukraine

    Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine continued withdrawing tanks and other military vehicles Saturday from the front lines, obeying a cease-fire reached in mid-February. Ukraine said there was a decrease in violence Friday night into Saturday. Ukraine’s military reported its first deaths in three days earlier on Friday. A…...

    Nemtsov planned to reveal Russian links to Ukraine conflict – Poroshenko
    Feb28

    Nemtsov planned to reveal Russian links to Ukraine conflict – Poroshenko

    Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back near the Kremlin in central Moscow on Friday and sympathisers on Saturday placed flowers at the place where he was shot. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine’s military reports significant fall in fighting
    Feb28

    Ukraine’s military reports significant fall in fighting

    Ukraine’s military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal. On Friday, Ukraine reported the first deaths among its servicemen in three days, underscoring the...

    Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce
    Feb28

    Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

    Fighting had halted along most of the front line but rebels were attacking government positions around Donetsk airport …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ally of ousted Ukraine leader found dead in apparent suicide
    Feb28

    Ally of ousted Ukraine leader found dead in apparent suicide

    Chechetov was facing criminal charges for abuse of power …read more Source: Gulf...

    Despair prevails on Crimea on anniversary of Russian annexation
    Feb28

    Despair prevails on Crimea on anniversary of Russian annexation

    Following the annexation by Russia, many Crimean Tatars have been feeling insecure due to the possible return to Stalinist repression despite official promises to respect their rights and freedoms. …read more Source: World...

    Ukrainian President Condemns Murder of Russian Opposition Leader
    Feb28

    Ukrainian President Condemns Murder of Russian Opposition Leader

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has condemned the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in Moscow Friday after urging people to protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the war in Ukraine. Poroshenko on Saturday called Nemtsov a “bridge” between Ukraine and Russia. Just hours before...

    New deal with Russia raising East-West tensions
    Feb28

    New deal with Russia raising East-West tensions

    A recent agreement signed between South Cyprus and Russia to allow Russian navy vessels to dock in Cyprus ports has raised concerns in the UK. The controversial deal allows heavily armed Russian warships to dock in Cypriot ports, a move which was “worrying and disappointing” according to some British MPs. Tension is on the increase between the...

    Ukraine’s military reports significant fall in fighting
    Feb28

    Ukraine’s military reports significant fall in fighting

    The truce had been most fully observed around the rebel-controlled city of Luhansk and near government-held Mariupol on the Sea of Azov. …read more Source: World...

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow, police hunt killers
    Feb28

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow, police hunt killers

    Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked across a bridge over the Moskva River with...

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