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    Pro-Russian Ukraine rebels rip up current ceasefire deal, launch new offensive
    Jan26

    Pro-Russian Ukraine rebels rip up current ceasefire deal, launch new offensive

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting. The main separatist leader in the rebellious Donetsk region vowed to push Ukrainian soldiers out...

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions
    Jan26

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions

    Russian-backed separatists promised Thursday to follow up a devastating victory over Ukrainian forces at Donetsk airport with a further advances, defying an agreement between Moscow and Kiev to return to a previous ceasefire line and raising fears of an all-out offensive. The threat came after a mortar attack on a bus and tram in Donetsk killed...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Battered shell of Donetsk’s ruined airport reflects hopelessness of Ukraine conflict
    Jan26

    Leonid Bershidsky: Battered shell of Donetsk’s ruined airport reflects hopelessness of Ukraine conflict

    Donetsk Airport has become a dystopian ruin, with its runways so cratered, only a helicopter could land. Yet both sides in the fight over it keep claiming to control it. Ukrainians consider it a symbol of their military resurgence since last summer’s painful defeats. Instead, it is coming to embody the senselessness of seeking any military...

    11 civilians killed in attack on commuter bus near army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine
    Jan26

    11 civilians killed in attack on commuter bus near army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 11 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. Across Donetsk, the city that Russian-backed separatists call their capital, explosions and the sound of shells whistling overhead are again unnerving the...

    Putin: Ukraine’s Army Is A NATO Proxy Aimed At ‘Containing Russia’
    Jan26

    Putin: Ukraine’s Army Is A NATO Proxy Aimed At ‘Containing Russia’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Ukraine’s army is a NATO proxy whose geopolitical aim is to constrain Russia. “This is not the army, per se, this is a foreign proxy, in this case a foreign NATO legion, which, of course, doesn’t pursue the objective of national interests of Ukraine. “They have entirely...

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials
    Jan26

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials

    Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country, but his country won’t say where and it won’t say how. His mother knows. She knows that Mr. Tumanov, 20, a junior sergeant in the Russian army, was killed in eastern Ukraine, torn apart in a rocket attack on Aug 13. Yelena Tumanova, 41, learned these bare facts about her son’s death...

    News Analysis: How Syriza’s Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia
    Jan26

    News Analysis: How Syriza’s Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

    The electoral victory by Greece’s far-left Syriza party is already shaking up Europe’s financial markets, but the impact on EU foreign policy could be equally important. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.In televised comments after a meeting with students in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine’s army was at fault for the uptick in violence and...

    Russian Security Forces Raid Independent Crimean TV Station
    Jan26

    Russian Security Forces Raid Independent Crimean TV Station

    MOSCOW—Russian security forces raided independent Crimean television station ATR on Monday, seizing equipment and telling employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year, station officials said. In an emotional video posted on YouTube, deputy director Liliya Budzhurova said that armed men from Russia’s...

    Russia: Sanctions over Ukraine ‘destructive’ blackmail
    Jan26

    Russia: Sanctions over Ukraine ‘destructive’ blackmail

    Russia blamed Kiev for a surge in fighting in Ukraine and warned the West against “absolutely destructive” blackmail through sanctions. …read more Source: New York Daily...