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    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...

    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...

    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:...

    Deaths mount daily as renewed fighting hits eastern Ukraine
    Jan31

    Deaths mount daily as renewed fighting hits eastern 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 … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Fighting between Ukraine and Russia is heating up again
    Jan31

    Fighting between Ukraine and Russia is heating up again

    “The current escalation in Donbass is a clear indication of Russia’s continued blatant disregard of its commitments under the Minsk agreements.” …read more Source: Business...

    Trump Presidency Thus Far? Russia, for One, Is Pleased
    Jan31

    Trump Presidency Thus Far? Russia, for One, Is Pleased

    Russians have largely greeted Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House with high hopes for a new era of improved relations with the United States. And judging by this week’s reaction, the first telephone call between Presidents Trump and Putin has done nothing to diminish those expectations. In his influential weekly news program...

    Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting
    Jan31

    Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting

    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 … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...