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    UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000
    Mar02

    UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

    BERLIN – The U.N. human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. The Geneva-based body says hundreds of civilians and military personnel were killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in fighting particularly near Donetsk airport and in the Debaltseve area. U.N....

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine’s leader pushes for intl peacekeeping mission to ensure cease-fire in war-torn east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader pushes for intl peacekeeping mission to ensure cease-fire in war-torn east

    Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed… …read more Source:...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk’s soccer team
    Mar02

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk’s soccer team

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe’s biggest soccer matches, is silent. The $425 million Donbass Arena now serves as a depot and distribution point for supplies of humanitarian aid, stacked in corridors beneath its 52,000 orange-and-black seats. Players like Ivan Ordets originally packed...

    Ukrainians With Czech Roots Head To Ancestral Homeland
    Mar02

    Ukrainians With Czech Roots Head To Ancestral Homeland

    Ukrainians of Czech descent have started leaving eastern Ukraine for the Czech Republic. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Commander Urges Pressure on Moscow Over Missile Treaty Breach
    Mar02

    NATO Commander Urges Pressure on Moscow Over Missile Treaty Breach

    The commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO is calling for pressuring Russia against deploying new cruise missiles that violate the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty. “We have to change Mr. Putin’s decision calculus as to whether he uses these [missiles] or brings these forward or deploys these,” Air Force Gen. Philip M....

    John Kerry, Russian counterpart discuss Ukraine, Syria
    Mar02

    John Kerry, Russian counterpart discuss Ukraine, Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar02

    Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov

    Kremlin-aligned media outlets were quick to deflect blame for the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in the Russian opposition, from Vladimir Putin and his allies, claiming that killing Nemtsov does not benefit Putin and presenting other possible alternative explanations for the murder. Nemtsov, Russia’s former deputy prime minister...

    E. Ukraine: 6,000 killed in year
    Mar02

    E. Ukraine: 6,000 killed in year

    The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 now exceeds 6,000 “in spite of successive ceasefires,” the UN Human Rights Office announced in a statement on Monday. …read more Source:...