Ukraine

Police injured in Ukraine protests

Ukraine’s parliament voted on Monday for constitutional changes to give separatist-minded eastern regions a special status – but divisions in the pro-Western camp and violent street protests suggested the changes would face a rougher ride to become law. At least four police and national guard were badly hurt when a[…]

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Ukraine: The unreported humanatarian crisis

With a world at war, the number of refugees resulting from the crisis in Ukraine is increasing. Civilians from East Ukraine where the conflict is concentrated are fleeing to other parts of the country as well as neighbouring countries such as Russia and Poland. The Ukrainian crisis has forced over[…]

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Putin reveals details of Crimea annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released Monday that he took the decision to annex Crimea at a nightlong Kremlin meeting after former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014. “When we parted, I told everybody: We have to start working on bringing Crimea back into Russia,”[…]

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Ukraine cease-fire has lowered military exchanges: OSCE

The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says the cease-fire in Ukraine has “very significantly” lowered the level of military exchanges between government and separatist forces, but violations are still taking place. Lamberto Zannier told a group of reporters Monday that there have been a number[…]

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Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback

Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday in eastern Ukraine, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels. Under a peace agreement reached Feb. 12, both sides are to withdraw their heavy weapons 25 to 70 kilometers (16 to 44 miles) back to create a buffer[…]

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Poroshenko confirms Ukraine withdrawal from Debaltseve

Ukrainian forces are pulling out of the strategic eastern city of Debaltseve, President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday. “This morning the armed forces and the national guard completed the planned and organized withdrawal from Debaltseve,” Poroshenko said, according to the Interfax Ukraine news agency. He added that 80 per cent of[…]

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Ukraine rebels, army fighting despite pullback deadline

Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday that the separatists continued to attack government[…]

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World leaders in Minsk for Ukraine peace talks

Intense talks on ending the war in Ukraine stretched through the night on Thursday as the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany sought to untangle a complicated skein of military and political issues. More than 5,300 people have died since April in the fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed[…]

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