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    Ukraine cease-fire appears to unravel in rebel stronghold
    Sep07

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to unravel in rebel stronghold

    Shelling kills a civilian, and government-held airport comes under apparent attack; truce agreement barely held 24 hours …read more Source:...

    As Renewed Fighting Grips Southeastern Ukraine, Neighboring Region Braces For Violence
    Sep07

    As Renewed Fighting Grips Southeastern Ukraine, Neighboring Region Braces For Violence

    After renewed fighting erupted near Ukraine’s southeastern cities of Donetsk and Mariupol, residents in neighboring Zaporizhzhya are making preparations should the conflict reach their province. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Ceasefire In Doubt After Deadly Shelling
    Sep07

    Ukraine’s Ceasefire In Doubt After Deadly Shelling

    SPARTAK, Ukraine (AP) — Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt. At least two houses blazed in the rural village of Spartak, which lies just north of Donetsk and adjacent to the...

    ‘Listen To The Sound Of The Ceasefire’: Russian Shelling Shakes Ukraine Truce
    Sep07

    ‘Listen To The Sound Of The Ceasefire’: Russian Shelling Shakes Ukraine Truce

    DONETSK/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – A woman died and at least four people were wounded on Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The accord, brokered by envoys from Ukraine, the separatist leadership,...

    Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays, woman killed by shelling
                            
                            
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    Sep07

    Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays, woman killed by shelling [Video]

    A woman died and at least four people were wounded on Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze
    Sep07

    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    SPARTAK, Ukraine — Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt. …read more Source: Boston...

    Developments in Ukraine – Sunday, Sept. 7
    Sep07

    Developments in Ukraine – Sunday, Sept. 7

    Strong explosions were heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine near the airport, raising new fears that a cease-fire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse. Blasts powerful enough to be heard in downtown Donetsk came from the area near the airport, which has been under the control of government...

    US to Help Georgia Boost its Defenses
    Sep07

    US to Help Georgia Boost its Defenses

    TBILISI, Georgia— The United States and Georgia are moving to expand their defense relations in the face of growing aggression by neighboring Russia. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russia President Vladimir Putin’s (POO’-tihn) move to annex the Crimea region of Ukraine has further isolated Moscow. Georgia’s Defense Minister...

    Ukraine truce tested as both sides report deaths
    Sep07

    Ukraine truce tested as both sides report deaths

    By Volodymyr Verbyany and Stephen Bierman Ukraine’s government and the pro-Russian separatists its army has been fighting reported deaths overnight, testing a truce intended to stem months of bloodshed. A woman was killed and three people were hurt in shelling of the Skhidny district of Mariupol, the city council said today on its website....

    Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce
    Sep07

    Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce

    A local woman puts out the fire at her burning house after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Strong explosions were heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the main r… …read more Source: The Bismarck...