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    Ukraine Defiant on National Day, Rebels Parade Captured Soldiers
    Aug25

    Ukraine Defiant on National Day, Rebels Parade Captured Soldiers

    Ukraine marked its independence day with a military parade in the capital Kiev. A message of defiance to neighboring Russia, which Ukraine says is funneling weapons to pro-Moscow rebels it’s fighting in the east. The separatists countered with their own march — by parading captured Ukrainian troops through the streets of their main...

    Ukraine rebels parade captured soldiers on Donetsk streets
    Aug25

    Ukraine rebels parade captured soldiers on Donetsk streets

    Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed eggs, bottles, and tomatoes at them. The display came as President Petro Poroshenko pledged to raise defense spending to defeat the rebels during an ostentatious procession of...

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin
    Aug25

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin

    The Presidents of Russia and Ukraine are expected to meet face-to-face Tuesday in Minsk, along with European leaders, for talks on the situation in Ukraine. The much-welcomed dialogue could help bring an end to months of deadly clashes between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces in the country’s southeast, analysts say. But much...

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin Story
    Aug25

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin Story

    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine are expected to meet face-to-face Tuesday in Minsk, along with European leaders, for talks on the situation in Ukraine. Political analysts say the much welcomed dialogue could help bring an end to months of deadly clashes between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces in the country’s southeast. But...

    Ukraine President pledges $3 billion boost to defence at independence parade
    Aug25

    Ukraine President pledges $3 billion boost to defence at independence parade

    President Petro Poroshenko pledged to spend an extra 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) by 2017 during a speech marking Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Independence Day in Eastern Ukraine Takes on New Meaning
    Aug25

    Independence Day in Eastern Ukraine Takes on New Meaning

    Independence Day took on a special meaning Sunday in Slovyansk, Ukraine, a town that, earlier this year, was under the control of pro-Russian separatists. But a new nationalist fervor is sweeping the city as residents fight for a more Ukrainian future. Take the activity buzzing at city hall in Slovyansk. Citizens confronted the chairman of a...

    Tighter Ukraine-Russian border key to peace: Merkel
    Aug25

    Tighter Ukraine-Russian border key to peace: Merkel

    ‘There must be two sides to be successful. You cannot achieve peace on your own. I hope the talks with Russia will lead to success,’ Merkel said. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russia rebels parade captured soldiers through the streets on Ukraine’s independence day
    Aug25

    Pro-Russia rebels parade captured soldiers through the streets on Ukraine’s independence day

    Bystanders hurled eggs and bottles at captured Ukrainian soldiers in Donetsk while Ukraine marked its 23rd year of independence from the Soviet Union. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukrainian Media Group Launches 24-Hour English TV Channel
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Media Group Launches 24-Hour English TV Channel

    A new 24-hour English-language television channel called “Ukraine Today” began satellite and internet broadcasting from Kyiv on August 24 with news stories about developments in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s independence day marked by rival shows of force
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s independence day marked by rival shows of force

    Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday to boost his country’s defence spending by an estimated 50 per cent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source:...