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    Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp
    Jan28

    Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. Debaltseve is one of multiple flashpoints that have flared up across eastern Ukraine since the start of the month, when...

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike
    Jan28

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has come under pressure from Europe’s human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp
    Jan28

    Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. …read more Source: U.S....

    European watchdog and the US call on Russia to free jailed Ukrainian officer on hunger strike
    Jan28

    European watchdog and the US call on Russia to free jailed Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    Russia has come under pressure from Europe’s human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine
    Jan28

    EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine

    EU foreign ministers will add names to a blacklist of individuals sanctioned over the Ukraine crisis when they meet Thursday but stop short of new measures targeting Russia’s economy, sources said. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Obama Won’t Arm Ukrainian Military as Putin Seizes Ground
    Jan28

    Obama Won’t Arm Ukrainian Military as Putin Seizes Ground

    The Obama administration continues to resist appeals by U.S. lawmakers to provide lethal aid to Ukraine’s beleaguered military, even as deaths mount in the government’s conflict with pro-Russian separatists. The separatists, who Obama and other U.S. officials say are backed by Russian financing, weapons, and troops, forced Ukrainian...

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike
    Jan28

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has come under pressure from Europe’s human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. Savchenko is awaiting trial on charges of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists during the conflict in eastern Ukraine....

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Barbs Over Escalation of Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Jan28

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Barbs Over Escalation of Conflict in E. Ukraine

    Russia and Ukraine again blamed each other Wednesday for the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in Kyiv, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko described the situation as tense, adding that pro-Russian rebels are attacking the army on all fronts. The spokesman also said that the hostilities have intensified in Debaltseve, a strategic...

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels

    A spokesman for Ukraine’s front-line military told VOA on Wednesday that commanders would do whatever was necessary to defend areas threatened by the latest offensive by Russian-backed rebels in the east. Speaking at a military base in eastern Ukraine as trucks carrying supplies and heavy equipment came and went, Lieutenant Colonel Leonid...

    Canada Will Provide Another Low-Interest, $200-Million Loan to Ukraine to Help Promote Economic Stability
    Jan28

    Canada Will Provide Another Low-Interest, $200-Million Loan to Ukraine to Help Promote Economic Stability

    Canada will provide a second C$200 million ($160 million) low-interest loan to Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...