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    Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops fought pitched battles Monday for control of Donetsk airport, while residential areas nearby were caught in intensive crossfire.The airport, reduced to a wreck by months of heavy fighting, has been the epicenter of hostilities due to its symbolic importance and strategic...

    Separatists Renew Attack on Airport as Russia and Ukraine Bicker
    Jan19

    Separatists Renew Attack on Airport as Russia and Ukraine Bicker

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake.” Ukrainian officials said three soldiers had been killed and 66 wounded over the past 24 hours,...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    Donetsk airport, reduced to rubble in fighting since May, is of limited strategic importance in short term but has great symbolic value. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Both sides claim victory in major eastern Ukraine battle
    Jan19

    Both sides claim victory in major eastern Ukraine battle

    The fight for control of Donetsk airport, now largely in ruins, has been ferocious in the last few days, leaving only uncertainty …read more Source:...

    Moscow Warns Kyiv As Fighting Rages, EU Steady On Sanctions
    Jan19

    Moscow Warns Kyiv As Fighting Rages, EU Steady On Sanctions

    Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations as fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine and casualties mount. In Brussels, the EU has ruled out easing sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on
    Jan19

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on

    Grozny (Russia) (AFP) – The backlash over Charlie Hebdo rumbled on Monday after days of bloodshed in Niger, with a huge rally in Chechnya against the magazine’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans levelling threats against France. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded into the...

    The Unstoppable Rise Of Ramzan Kadyrov
    Jan19

    The Unstoppable Rise Of Ramzan Kadyrov

    Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, who celebrated his 38th birthday on October 5, may not yet be the second-most-powerful political figure in the Russian Federation. But that is not for want of self-promotion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU won’t ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages
    Jan19

    EU won’t ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign ministers on Monday ruled out any easing of sanctions against Russia as long as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said the 28 ministers decided that the EU “will stay the course.” Denying any fraying of...

    Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops fought pitched battles Monday for control of Donetsk airport, while residential areas nearby were caught in intensive crossfire. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Deadly fighting in Donetsk: Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim airport control
    Jan19

    Deadly fighting in Donetsk: Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim airport control

    ABOVE: At least two people were killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk when shells hit a market and residential area. DONETSK, Ukraine – After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that...