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    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
    Mar05

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

    KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Tears welled up Vera Pavliy’s eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    By DONNA CASSATA WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans are stepping up the pressure on the president to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Officials to Ukraine Peace Deal to Discuss Next Steps
    Mar05

    Officials to Ukraine Peace Deal to Discuss Next Steps

    Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and the next steps needed toward implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany’s foreign minister said. “Of course we cannot be satisfied with the speed of the implementation of the Minsk accord, but we have...

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader and other former top officials for a year
    Mar05

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader and other former top officials for a year

    The European Union has extended for a year an asset freeze on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and others in his administration linked to the misuse of state funds. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Extends Asset Freeze on Ex-Ukraine Leader for a Year
    Mar05

    EU Extends Asset Freeze on Ex-Ukraine Leader for a Year

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader and other former top officials for a year …read more Source: ABC...

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
    Mar05

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

    Death toll after blast at coal mine in war-stricken east Ukraine city reaches 32 …read more Source:...

    Polish PM Chastises Deputy for Warnings Over Ukraine
    Mar05

    Polish PM Chastises Deputy for Warnings Over Ukraine

    Poland’s prime minister has chastised her coalition partner for describing Ukraine’s economy as on the brink of disintegration and suggesting Poland could face a flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees across its frontiers. …read more Source:...

    The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire
    Mar05

    The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire

    The Minsk II Agreement, reached on February 12, 2015 between Ukraine and the separatist provinces in the east of the country, did not lead to an immediate ceasefire. The Russian-backed separatists intensified the fighting and succeeded in encircling and defeating the Ukrainian forces in the Debaltseve bulge. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Ukraine to Boost Armed Forces by a Third
    Mar05

    Ukraine to Boost Armed Forces by a Third

    Ukraine’s Parliament has voted in favour of increasing the size of Ukraine’s armed forces by a third as the country’s military continues to reinforce itself in the fight against pro-Russian separatists occupying the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. The bill, initially proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, was...

    Ukraine Coal Mine Disaster: Day Of Mourning Observed Across Country
    Mar05

    Ukraine Coal Mine Disaster: Day Of Mourning Observed Across Country

    Ukraine observed a day of mourning Thursday to pay respects to the 32 miners who died one day earlier in a gas explosion at Zasyadko mine in rebel-held Donetsk. A moment of silence was held at noon across the country, while the Ukrainian flag was flown at half-mast and all entertainment and leisure events were canceled, according to Ukrinform....