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    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified
    Jan31

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change — even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Donetsk Resident: “It’s Like the Last Judgment”
    Jan31

    Donetsk Resident: “It’s Like the Last Judgment”

    With the conflict in eastern Ukraine laying waste to its cities and infrastructure, residents of war-torn Donetsk are being forced to live with the bare minimum. …read more...

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict
    Jan31

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change, even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
    Jan31

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations
    Jan31

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations

    With relations between Russia and the West spiraling to new lows over Ukraine, bilateral ties between London and Moscow themselves are becoming more strained as the inquest into the murder of a former Russian spy gets underway. A judge this week began hearings into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after ingesting polonium-210,...

    Ukraine Fighting Continues as Talks Stall
    Jan31

    Ukraine Fighting Continues as Talks Stall

    Envoys representing Ukraine, Russia and a European monitoring group opened a new round of cease-fire talks in Belarus on Saturday, but without leaders of the Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
    Jan31

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    The government-held town of Debaltseve has been without power, water and gas for at least 10 days, prompting many to flee from an intense artillery duel between government and Russian-backed separatist forces. …read more Source:...

    Chechnya’s Lost Boys
    Jan31

    Chechnya’s Lost Boys

    When the cold weather came, Liza Mazhayeva was busy with her daily routine: cooking food for four children, two grandkids, and her sick husband, even while doing her best to keep the ramshackle house clean despite its broken roof and windows. Her life was little different from that of thousands of other obedient and God-fearing Chechen housewives...

    Ukraine peace talks end without agreement: Kiev envoy
    Jan31

    Ukraine peace talks end without agreement: Kiev envoy

    Kiev (AFP) – Peace talks to thrash out a truce agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine ended without a deal Saturday, Kiev’s representatives at the talks in Minsk said.Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma told Interfax Ukraine news agency that the summit had “broken up in failure” after top rebel leaders...

    Ukraine, Rebels Hold Fresh Peace Talks as Fighting Rages in East
    Jan31

    Ukraine, Rebels Hold Fresh Peace Talks as Fighting Rages in East

    Ukrainian and Russian representatives and separatist envoys met in a new round of peace talks on Saturday as fighting between Kiev’s forces and the Russian-backed rebels raged on in Ukraine’s east, claiming more civilian and military lives. The main members of the so-called contact group – Ukrainian former president Leonid...