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    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun03

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    KIEV, Ukraine — A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war.Rebels in the city of Donetsk reported 15 dead between civilians and combatants in territory under their control. The Ukrainian...

    Ukraine ceasefire in tatters after bloody new ‘rebel offensive’
    Jun03

    Ukraine ceasefire in tatters after bloody new ‘rebel offensive’

    MOSCOW — The ceasefire is dead. Combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern Ukraine claimed Wednesday to have seized control of a frontline town in government-controlled territory, threatening to reignite the bloody, 14-month-long war that has claimed over 6,400 lives. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said rebels had mounted an...

    Polish NATO Base to Double in Size
    Jun03

    Polish NATO Base to Double in Size

    The Polish military base which has been NATO’s easternmost headquarters for over a decade is set to double in size, becoming the focal point for the alliance’s eastern defences. Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine has prompted former Eastern Bloc states who are NATO members to express concern that they may be the next...

    Russian Paratroopers to Conduct Over 1,000 Exercises This Summer
    Jun03

    Russian Paratroopers to Conduct Over 1,000 Exercises This Summer

    Russia’s Airborne Troops (VDV) are set to conduct over 1,000 combat readiness exercises in the summer period across the territory of Russia, the country’s Ministry of Defence announced today. Over the last year Russia has ramped up military drills in response to the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine, where Russian servicemen have led a...

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian rebels launch large-scale attack
    Jun03

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian rebels launch large-scale attack

    Ed AdamczykKIEV , Ukraine, June 3 (UPI) — Ukraine said Wednesday a major attack on government positions by pro-Russian separatists has begun, with 15 people killed so far. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian investigators point finger at Ukraine over downing of MH17
    Jun03

    Russian investigators point finger at Ukraine over downing of MH17

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian federal investigators said on Wednesday they had testimony from a former Ukrainian air force mechanic supporting a… …read more Source:...

    Reports: At least 17 killed in Ukraine battles
    Jun03

    Reports: At least 17 killed in Ukraine battles

    The Ukrainian government and rebels have accused one another of sparking the latest round of unrest. …read more Source: USA...

    Fighting Flares In East Ukraine
    Jun03

    Fighting Flares In East Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatists in east Ukraine said 15 people in territory under their control were killed Wednesday during battles around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk that is threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. Two other deaths were reported in a government-controlled area. Russian news agencies cited rebel armed forces...

    District Near Donetsk Comes Under Attack
    Jun03

    District Near Donetsk Comes Under Attack

    The Tekstilshik District on the outskirts Donetsk in eastern Ukraine appears to have come under artillery fire. Emergency workers rushed to the market in the territory held by Russian-backed rebels. Separatists and government forces blamed each other for the attack. (RFE/RL’s Current Time) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Coal Miners Trapped: 379 Donbass Workers In Mine After Shelling Causes Power Failure
    Jun03

    Ukraine Coal Miners Trapped: 379 Donbass Workers In Mine After Shelling Causes Power Failure

    Nearly 400 people were trapped Wednesday in two eastern Ukraine mines after a reported artillery shelling caused a power failure at each location, according to media reports. A spokesman for the Donestsk People’s Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry confirmed the emergency situation in the country’s Donbass region to the Interfax news...