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    Kremlin Sought Annexation of Crimea Before Ukrainian Government’s Collapse, Russian Paper Says
    Feb25

    Kremlin Sought Annexation of Crimea Before Ukrainian Government’s Collapse, Russian Paper Says

    Novaya Gazeta said that Moscow had concluded by February 2014, before President Viktor F. Yanukovych of Ukraine resigned, that Russia would have an opportunity to seize the territory. …read more Source: The New York...

    Eight of 10 Countries Ill-Treat and Torture Citizens: Amnesty
    Feb25

    Eight of 10 Countries Ill-Treat and Torture Citizens: Amnesty

    A majority of the world’s countries torture or mistreat their citizens and more people are at risk this year from the threat of violent armed groups, according to a far-reaching report by human rights group Amnesty International. Since 2013, there has been a growth in the number of armed groups operating inside countries; today 35...

    Moscow Court Refuses To Release Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko
    Feb25

    Moscow Court Refuses To Release Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

    A Moscow appeals court has rejected hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko’s challenge against an extension of her pretrial detention period, upholding a ruling ordered her held until May 13. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport
    Feb25

    Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Goes Its First Day In Weeks Without Troops Killed
    Feb25

    Ukraine Goes Its First Day In Weeks Without Troops Killed

    By Natalia Zinets and Anton Zverev KIEV/MAKIYVKA, Ukraine, Feb 25 (Reuters) – A long-awaited truce took hold at last in east Ukraine on Wednesday, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in weeks, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading. The Ukrainian...

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers dig out the bodies of comrades
    Feb25

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers dig out the bodies of comrades

    Ukrainian troops held captive in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began digging through the rubble Wednesday to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in a bitter battle for the city’s airport. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine celebrates first day with no troops killed under truce
    Feb25

    Ukraine celebrates first day with no troops killed under truce

    A long-awaited truce took hold at last in east Ukraine on Wednesday, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in weeks, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport
    Feb25

    Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops held captive in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began digging through the rubble Wednesday to… …read more Source:...

    With Ukraine cease-fire at stake, eyes turn to Mariupol (+video)
    Feb25

    With Ukraine cease-fire at stake, eyes turn to Mariupol (+video)

    Kiev claims the Ukrainian port is next on the list of targets for Russia-backed rebels, who argue they have no plans to attack the city. Mariupol’s fate could determine whether the country’s tenuous cease-fire holds. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback has started
    Feb25

    Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback has started

    Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels’ claim that a real pullback had begun. …read more Source: FOX...