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    Ahead of Lent, a ‘Pagan’ Festival in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb23

    Ahead of Lent, a ‘Pagan’ Festival in Eastern Ukraine

    The fighting in parts of east Ukraine goes on, but in the rebel-held town of Donetsk, there is still time and spirit for an annual celebration just before Lent. Ukrainians are marking the last day of Maslenitsa — a week-long carnival-like festival that began as a pagan ritual but has been absorbed into the Russian Orthodox tradition....

    Russia Gave Artillery Weapons To Ukraine Rebels Trying To Take Strategic Mariupol Port, Ukrainian Military Leader Says
    Feb23

    Russia Gave Artillery Weapons To Ukraine Rebels Trying To Take Strategic Mariupol Port, Ukrainian Military Leader Says

    Russia allegedly is providing artillery weapons to rebels in Ukraine trying to take Mariupol, a strategically important seaport. Col. Viktor Shidlyukh, the deputy commander of Ukrainian forces defending Mariupol, said the rebels recently started using the artillery weapons for the first time, the Telegraph reported. …read more Source:...

    Two killed in Ukraine bombing on anniversary of president’s flight
    Feb23

    Two killed in Ukraine bombing on anniversary of president’s flight

    KIEV—A bomb killed two people Sunday at a march in the city of Kharkiv commemorating the first anniversary of the ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovych, and Ukrainian officials said Russia was behind the attack.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Rebels in Ukraine said they’ve started to pull back
    Feb23

    Rebels in Ukraine said they’ve started to pull back

    DONETSK, Ukraine — The main Russia-backed rebel organization in eastern Ukraine said it would begin moving heavy weaponry away from the front lines Sunday, but the government said the group mounted a tank assault on a village near the Sea of Azov. Both bombs appeared to target ceremonies and parades commemorating the anniversary of the fall of...

    Deadly bombing hits peaceful rally in east Ukraine
    Feb23

    Deadly bombing hits peaceful rally in east Ukraine

    During a pro-Ukrainian rally in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, a bomb killed two and injured dozens. According to Ukrainian officials, police arrested four suspects in the attack. Charlie D’Agata reports. …read more Source:...

    Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2
    Feb23

    Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2

    Blast kills 2, injures dozen, at march in eastern Ukraine despite hopeful signs …read more Source:...

    Deadly Bombing Hits Peace March In Kharkiv
    Feb23

    Deadly Bombing Hits Peace March In Kharkiv

    In the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, a bomb planted along the route of a peace march killed at least two people and injured several others on February 22. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moody’s downgrades Russia sovereign debt to junk
    Feb23

    Moody’s downgrades Russia sovereign debt to junk

    Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt to junk status on Friday, citing the crisis in Ukraine and the falling price of oil. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebels say they’re moving from front lines
    Feb23

    Ukraine rebels say they’re moving from front lines

    The main Russian-backed group in Ukraine said Sunday it would move weaponry from the front lines, but the government said it attacked a village. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Feb23

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels exchanged prisoners, an official said, a step toward implementing a peace deal. …read more Source:...