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    ‘It felt like the end of the world’ – how MH17 was brought down
    Jul15

    ‘It felt like the end of the world’ – how MH17 was brought down

    CHERVONYI ZHOVTEN, Ukraine — On the afternoon of July 17, 2014, Pyotr Fedotav and his mother, were working in their garden in the tiny hamlet of Chervonyi Zhovten, a few miles south of Snizhne, in eastern Ukraine. Suddenly, they heard a powerful blast and the earth shook beneath their feet, making them both fall over. See also: Satellite images...

    Kyiv Reports Highest One-Day Death Toll in Weeks
    Jul15

    Kyiv Reports Highest One-Day Death Toll in Weeks

    Ukrainian officials say eight soldiers have been killed and 16 wounded from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning, in a sign of intensifying violence between government forces and pro-Russia rebels. Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling and five others died in a land mine explosion in the Luhansk area, according to the National Security...

    Poroshenko Visits Troubled Western Region Of Zakarpattya
    Jul15

    Poroshenko Visits Troubled Western Region Of Zakarpattya

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has left Kyiv for the western region of Zakarpattya where deadly shootings between Right Sector and local police took place over the weekend. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine PM ‘adamant’ on striking debt restructuring deal
    Jul15

    Ukraine PM ‘adamant’ on striking debt restructuring deal

    OTTAWA – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk delivered a warning Tuesday to private bond-holders that the government “will do everything” in order to ease its massive debt burden. But at the same time he touted a newly minted free trade deal with Canada as a sign the country is open for business. His remarks came at the end of a whirlwind...

    8 Ukrainian troops killed, 16 hurt in war-torn east Ukraine
    Jul15

    8 Ukrainian troops killed, 16 hurt in war-torn east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says eight troops have been killed and 16 wounded in war-torn eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: CNS...

    E. Ukraine Faces Water Crisis
    Jul15

    E. Ukraine Faces Water Crisis

    The United Nations Children’s Fund warns up to 1.3 million people in battle-scarred areas of eastern Ukraine are facing a serious water crisis. UNICEF reports ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists are damaging or destroying water lines, leading to acute water shortages. UNICEF says more than 470,000 people...

    Ukraine scrambles for debt restructuring deal
    Jul15

    Ukraine scrambles for debt restructuring deal

    Ukraine PM “adamant” on striking deal with creditors as technical default looms …read more Source:...

    Russia Rejects MH17 Tribunal Plan as ‘Counterproductive’
    Jul15

    Russia Rejects MH17 Tribunal Plan as ‘Counterproductive’

    Russia says plans for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing Flight MH17 in Ukraine are “untimely and counterproductive.” …read more Source:...

    LNG deliveries mulled for Ukrainian market
    Jul15

    LNG deliveries mulled for Ukrainian market

    Daniel J. GraeberHOUSTON, July 15 (UPI) — A Texas-based company, led in part by a former Conoco Phillips veteran, said it was reviewing the prospects of shipping liquefied natural gas to Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Eight Soldiers Reported Killed In East Ukraine
    Jul15

    Eight Soldiers Reported Killed In East Ukraine

    Ukraine says Russian-backed rebels have launched one of their fiercest attacks in the country’s east since the signing of a February deal on a cease-fire, killing eight Ukrainian soldiers and wounding 16 over the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...