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    Friends, colleagues mourn slain journalist in Kiev
    Jul21

    Friends, colleagues mourn slain journalist in Kiev

    KIEV: After renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet was slain by a car bomb in central Kiev last year, Ukraine’s president promised all-out efforts to solve the case. But as of Thursday’s anniversary of the killing, there has been no visible progress. Instead, say Ukrainian journalists, the case is mired in either incompetence or...

    Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new ‘state’
    Jul19

    Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new ‘state’

    Kiev: Fresh clashes in east Ukraine left two soldiers dead on Wednesday in a spike in fighting as a key rebel leader announced he planned to create a new “state.” Kiev said the two servicemen were killed by shelling from Russian-backed rebels some 40 kilometres north of the insurgent capital Donetsk, the deadliest daily toll in two weeks. “The...

    Ukraine rebels announce new ‘state’
    Jul18

    Ukraine rebels announce new ‘state’

    Kiev: Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev on Tuesday announced a plan to create a new “state” they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities immediately ridiculed the idea as a Kremlin project that they would never allow to get off the ground. The separatists said...

    MH17 perpetrators may be tried in absentia: Australia
    Jul17

    MH17 perpetrators may be tried in absentia: Australia

    SYDNEY: The perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, may be tried in absentia, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday. Most of those on board the Boeing 777 were Dutch, but others came from 17 countries, including 38 Australians. It was shot down by a Russian-made Buk...

    MH17 lawyer tells Putin to ‘make amends’ over crash
    Jul12

    MH17 lawyer tells Putin to ‘make amends’ over crash

    Sydney: Russian President Vladimir Putin must “make amends” for those killed on a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine, the lawyer representing victims said on Wednesday ahead of the third anniversary of the disaster. The jet was downed in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board, including 38...

    EU seals Ukraine pact ahead of Kiev summit
    Jul11

    EU seals Ukraine pact ahead of Kiev summit

    Brussels: The EU formally approved on Tuesday a landmark cooperation accord with Ukraine meant to counter a hostile Russia ahead of a high-profile summit in Kiev. The decision by the 28 European Union member states came hours before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to meet EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels. The EU...

    Nato backs Ukraine against Russian ‘aggression’
    Jul11

    Nato backs Ukraine against Russian ‘aggression’

    Kiev: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east. More than 10,000 people have been killed since a Russian-backed rebellion against the pro-EU government in Kiev erupted in April 2014. Ukraine and the West...

    Tillerson urges Moscow to ease Ukraine conflict
    Jul09

    Tillerson urges Moscow to ease Ukraine conflict

    Kiev: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Russia Sunday to take the “first step” to ease the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and the West believe is being fuelled by Moscow. Tillerson said sanctions will remain in place against Russia “until Moscow reverses their actions”. “It is necessary for Russia to take the...

    Steps needed for genuine   ceasefire in Ukraine: Russia
    Jul09

    Steps needed for genuine ceasefire in Ukraine: Russia

    HAMBURG: Measures are needed that will lead to a genuine ceasefire in Ukraine, and implementation of the Minsk agreements to end the conflict there has been too slow, the Kremlin said on Saturday. With Ukraine on the agenda, President Vladimir Putin earlier met with his counterparts from France and Germany, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, on...

    Women killed as twin blasts rock Ukraine’s rebel city
    Jul08

    Women killed as twin blasts rock Ukraine’s rebel city

    DONETSK: Two explosions rocked the city of Lugansk in Ukraine’s insurgent-run east on Friday, killing one person and injuring seven on Friday, said officials, considering them “acts of terror.” Lugansk is the main city of one of the two rebel-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine where violence has been uninterrupted since a pro-Russian...

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