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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Ukraine: ‘I have to hide in the basement’
    Feb02

    Ukraine: ‘I have to hide in the basement’

    The United Nations says 17,000 people are without water and heating in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Feb02

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb. 1 ——— TRUDEAU ABANDONS PROMISE TO CHANGE VOTING SYSTEM: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections — an about-face that has opposition rivals seeing red. In a mandate letter for newly appointed Democratic Institutions...

    Ukraine Says Russia Fired On Military Transport Plane Over Black Sea
    Feb02

    Ukraine Says Russia Fired On Military Transport Plane Over Black Sea

    Ukrainian military authorities say that an unarmed military transport plane was hit by antiaircraft fire from a Russian naval vessel over a disputed area of the Black Sea. Ukraines Defense Ministry …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukrainian Journalist Ordered Out Of Belarus Due To Russia Ban
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Journalist Ordered Out Of Belarus Due To Russia Ban

    MINSK — Authorities in Belarus have detained Ukrainian journalist Vitaliy Sizov and ordered him to leave the country due to the fact that he was barred from entering Russia. Sizov arrived in Minsk o …read more Source: Big News...

    Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state amid eased U.S. tone on Russia in Ukraine, diplomat dissaray
    Feb02

    Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state amid eased U.S. tone on Russia in Ukraine, diplomat dissaray

    The U.S. Senate confirmed former ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as the next secretary of state Wednesday, handing a major boost to President Donald Trump as he builds his Cabinet. Tillerson was confirmed by a vote of 56 to 43, with four Democrats ultimately joining all 52 Republicans voting in favor. Trump has repeatedly blasted Democrats […] The...

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
    Feb02

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

    By INNA VARENYTSIA and JIM HEINTZ AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up. Heavy fighting around government-held Avdiivka, just north of the...

    Avdiivka evacuations begin amid a flare up in fighting in east Ukraine
    Feb02

    Avdiivka evacuations begin amid a flare up in fighting in east Ukraine

    Nato called on Russia to use its influence with rebels in eastern Ukraine to end the violence. …read more Source:...

    Trump White House issues muted response to renewed violence in Ukraine
    Feb01

    Trump White House issues muted response to renewed violence in Ukraine

    Evgeniy Maloletka/AP WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border...

    As Ukraine violence continues, Ottawa considers sending troops
    Feb01

    As Ukraine violence continues, Ottawa considers sending troops

    Government forces and Russian-backed rebels have traded heavy fire in eastern Ukraine over the past few days, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens more. …read more Source: Toronto...

    UNICEF: East Ukraine Fighting Leaves Thousands in Bitter Cold
    Feb01

    UNICEF: East Ukraine Fighting Leaves Thousands in Bitter Cold

    More than 17,000 people in a Ukrainian town are facing temperatures far below freezing with no heating or electricity after fighting destroyed power and water lines, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday. Intense shelling around the town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine on Sunday halted power supply to heating systems as...