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    State Dept Concerned About ‘Dramatic’ Uptick in Fighting in Ukraine
    Feb01

    State Dept Concerned About ‘Dramatic’ Uptick in Fighting in Ukraine

    The State Department on Tuesday expressed concern about a “dramatic increase in fighting” in Ukraine, after Kiev’s military reported that seven soldiers had been killed in clashes with pro-Russian rebels in just two days. “The United States is deeply concerned with the recent spike in violence in eastern Ukraine around...

    Ukraine’s Civil War Heats Up as U.S. Seeks Thaw With Russia
    Feb01

    Ukraine’s Civil War Heats Up as U.S. Seeks Thaw With Russia

    The outbreak of violence killed at least eight Ukrainian soldiers and three on the pro-Russian side, shifting the front lines by only a few hundred yards in spots. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine
    Feb01

    U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN Security Council expressed its “grave concern” on Tuesday over the “dangerous deterioration” in eastern… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine erupts with new violence between troops and pro-Russia rebels
    Feb01

    Ukraine erupts with new violence between troops and pro-Russia rebels

    The rebels’ news agency is reporting that four fighters died and seven were injured overnight along with three civilians. Fighting has cut water and power supplies for most of the town of Avdiivka. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine leaving at least eight Ukrainian soldiers dead
    Feb01

    Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine leaving at least eight Ukrainian soldiers dead

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine between the government and Russia-backed rebels has escalated over the last three days, with skirmishes leading to deaths of at least 10 soldiers and civilians and over two dozen more injured. Ukrainian officials are planning to evacuate at least 8,000 people from Avdiivka, a front-line town, which lost it’s...

    Eastern Ukraine Rocked by Fighting Between Government Troops and Russia-Backed Rebels
    Feb01

    Eastern Ukraine Rocked by Fighting Between Government Troops and Russia-Backed Rebels

    (AVDIIVKA, Ukraine) — Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead and dozens injured. Salvos of heavy-caliber artillery were heard throughout the night and late morning in Avdiivka, a...

    Ukraine clashes rage for third day
    Feb01

    Ukraine clashes rage for third day

    Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels are locked in fighting for a third straight day at a flashpoint town, leaving thousands shivering without power and sparking renewed EU concern about security in its backyard. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    US Sounds Warning Over New Ukraine Clashes, Casualties
    Feb01

    US Sounds Warning Over New Ukraine Clashes, Casualties

    The U.S. State Department is voicing “deep concern” about renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government troops, saying the fighting near the Russian border has caused dozens of military and civilian casualties. A statement Tuesday said the fighting, which erupted Sunday near the rebel stronghold city of...

    An outburst of violence in Ukraine may be Trump’s first test with Putin
    Jan31

    An outburst of violence in Ukraine may be Trump’s first test with Putin

    Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists blame each other for the use of heavy artillery near a vital industrial city. …read more Source: The Washington...

    State Department: Russia trying to take another Ukrainian city
    Jan31

    State Department: Russia trying to take another Ukrainian city

    Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine have launched an offensive to recapture a city on the border of the territory currently controlled by… …read more Source:...