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    Fighting intensifies at Ukraine airport, two soldiers killed
    Jan15

    Fighting intensifies at Ukraine airport, two soldiers killed

    By Natalia Zinets Fighting intensified around the international airport in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday as pro-Russian separatists stepped up efforts to dislodge government forces and Ukraine’s military said two of its soldiers had been killed. The complex, a battered wreck with its runways cratered by shell explosions, has not...

    Parliament calls   Russia potential   threat to EU
    Jan15

    Parliament calls Russia potential threat to EU

    BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) parliament on Thursday condemned Russia as a “potential threat to the European Union itself” even as the EU foreign policy chief sought to resume dialogue with Moscow to help end the conflict in Ukraine. The legislature backed a resolution with a show of hands that called for a continuation of the sanctions...

    Ukrainians describe chance survival from rocket attack
    Jan15

    Ukrainians describe chance survival from rocket attack

    KIEV: It was a simple gesture of politeness that saved her: a young man offered Olga Kukunyuk a seat on a bus transporting Ukrainians in search of pension payments in the war-torn east, but she remained standing. “And today he is dead,” Kukunyuk, 31, said at a hospital in Volnovakha, where she was being treated for wounds to her arm and leg,...

    Ukraine jumps on ‘Je suis Charlie’ bandwagon
    Jan15

    Ukraine jumps on ‘Je suis Charlie’ bandwagon

    Kiev promotes its war against Russian backed separatists, creating its own variant of the Twitter hashtag that took social media by storm last week after Paris terror attacks. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas
    Jan15

    Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas

    ‘The Turkish Stream is the only route along which 63 billion cubic meters of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There are no other options,’ Gazprom chief Alexei Miller says …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression
    Jan15

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression

    KYIV—Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. “Russian aggression is continuing. There has been a significant surge in the intensity of...

    Ukraine steps up mobilisation, warns of renewed Russian ‘aggression’
    Jan15

    Ukraine steps up mobilisation, warns of renewed Russian ‘aggression’

    By Richard Balmforth Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. “Russian aggression is continuing. There has been a significant surge in the...

    Ukraine to deploy veterans from army reserve amid fighting
    Jan15

    Ukraine to deploy veterans from army reserve amid fighting

    The warning of increased military activity by Russian forces also followed the shelling of a passenger bus on Tuesday at an army checkpoint in which 12 civilians were killed …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine to deploy veterans from army reserve
    Jan15

    Ukraine to deploy veterans from army reserve

    The warning of increased military activity by Russian forces also followed the shelling of a passenger bus on Tuesday at an army checkpoint in which 12 civilians were killed …read more Source: World...

    EBRD faces rare loss due to Russia, Ukraine crisis
    Jan15

    EBRD faces rare loss due to Russia, Ukraine crisis

    By Marc Jones The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will probably report its first loss since the global financial crisis due to turmoil in Russia and Ukraine, the development bank’s Vice President Andras Simor said on Wednesday. Simor told Reuters that a fall in the value of its Russian equity investments due to the...

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