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    Ukraine rebel leader uses anti-Semitic slur to describe country’s leaders
    Feb03

    Ukraine rebel leader uses anti-Semitic slur to describe country’s leaders

    (JTA) — The leader of Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels used an anti-Semitic insult to describe the country’s political leaders. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, during a news conference on Monday called the country’s leaders “miserable representatives of the great Jewish people.” “I...

    As Fighting Rages, Ukrainian Civilians Grow Desperate
    Feb03

    As Fighting Rages, Ukrainian Civilians Grow Desperate

    The town of Debaltseve has been caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian military forces and separatist fighters for more than two weeks. Many residents have fled, and those who remain are struggling to survive as food supplies dwindle and the fighting draws closer. (Produced by Zinaida Burskaya for RFE/RL’s Current Time program)...

    UN criticizes escalation in Ukraine fighting, raises toll to 5,358
    Feb03

    UN criticizes escalation in Ukraine fighting, raises toll to 5,358

    The United Nations on Tuesday sharply criticized both the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian rebels for turning bus stops, schools, markets and hospitals into battlegrounds where civilians are getting killed. …read more Source: CTV...

    UN Criticizes Civilian Deaths In Ukraine Fighting
    Feb03

    UN Criticizes Civilian Deaths In Ukraine Fighting

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate shelling and the escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine have killed at least 224 civilians in the past three weeks alone, the United Nations said Tuesday as it raised the overall death toll to more than 5,350 people. “Bus stops and public transport, marketplaces, schools and kindergartens,...

    United Nations criticizes Ukraine fighting tactics as death toll rises
    Feb03

    United Nations criticizes Ukraine fighting tactics as death toll rises

    Indiscriminate shelling and the escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine have killed at least 224 civilians in the past three weeks alone, the United Nations said Tuesday as it raised the overall death toll to more than 5,350 people. …read more Source:...

    US weighs sending weapons to Ukrainian forces
    Feb03

    US weighs sending weapons to Ukrainian forces

    The United States is reconsidering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, senior administration officials said on Monday, adding that no decision had been made. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Escalation in Ukraine fighting raises death toll over 5,350
    Feb03

    Escalation in Ukraine fighting raises death toll over 5,350

    Indiscriminate shelling and the escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine have killed at least 224 civilians in the past three weeks alone, the United Nations said Tuesday as it raised the overall death toll to more than 5,350 people. …read more Source: Global...

    UN Says Ukraine Death Toll Above 5,350 After Sharp Escalation
    Feb03

    UN Says Ukraine Death Toll Above 5,350 After Sharp Escalation

    ​A senior UN official says the death toll in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 5,358 and urged all sides to halt a potentially “catastrophic” escalation in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eastern Ukraine artillery fire leaves 8 civilians dead
    Feb03

    Eastern Ukraine artillery fire leaves 8 civilians dead

    Artillery fire in eastern Ukraine has killed at least eight people and wounded 22 others in the past day, rebels in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk said Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Escalation in Ukraine fighting raises death toll to 5,358: UN
    Feb03

    Escalation in Ukraine fighting raises death toll to 5,358: UN

    The United Nations has raised the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine to over 5,350 people and is condemning the high number of civilians killed in the indiscriminate shelling there. …read more Source: CTV...