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Savchenko was captured on the frontline in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists in 2014 and held in jail in Russia on murder charges that she said were fabricated. She became a symbol of resistance against Russia to many Ukrainians. Since her return she has held talks with the separatists ... war
No ceasefire violations recorded in eastern Ukraine in last day. 22.03.2018 09:23. 197. Ukrinform. The truce in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in Donbas was fully observed over the past day. "The ceasefire established on March 5, as agreed by the Trilateral Contact Group, was fully observed over the past day.

These events inspired a similar "Russian spring" in eastern Ukraine, which posed an even greater threat to the sovereignty of Ukrainian territory, and perhaps the existence of Ukraine itself. The massive Russian military exercises across the border only heightened the sense of threat. According to ... War
With its large windows, piles of textbooks and photos on the wall, classroom 10A at #10 Toretsk secondary school looks like any other in Ukraine. However, just two years ago, the bell here rang not only for classes but for immediate evacuation to a bomb shelter. In the space of just one year, between ... children
OSCE records nearly 80 explosions in eastern Ukraine. 08.03.2018 13:42. 186. Ukrinform. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) to Ukraine has recorded 79 explosions in Donbas between 19.30 on March 5 and 19.30 on March 6, according to the organization's report for March 7. "In Donetsk region, the SMM ... children
Ukraine is to seize assets belonging to Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in a deepening legal dispute that has stoked fears of supply disruption among EU states. Gazprom scrapped plans to resume gas flow to Ukraine last week after a Stockholm arbitration court ruled that it should pay $2.56 ... children

... launch its first formal military campaign against Russian proxies who had seized government buildings in towns and cities across eastern Ukraine. Less than a month later, "separatists" in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk declared independence following globally unrecognized referendums. peace
MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. Russia's position on deploying international missions in Eastern Ukraine remains unchanged, it is impossible without the consent of the republics of Donbass, according to Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. "Russia's stance is absolutely unwavering and known. The main ... peace
The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, now entering its fifth year, has exhausted the local population. Civilians are hostages to a lack of political will, says a top official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. They are also, he argues, the solution. Speaking March 5 at Harvard's Davis ... peace
Oleksiy Kanarskyy, a twenty-five-year old Ukrainian, never thought he would celebrate January 1 in freedom. His hopes had faded during three years of detention in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, after endless promises of a prisoners' exchange between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed ... peace
The violence in eastern Ukraine has caused total disruption, killing 10,000 people and displacing a further 1.6 million. But it has also struck the heart of the Ukrainian economy, eliminating one million jobs by the Spring of 2016, and reducing bridges, factories and clinics to rubble, with recovery costs at ...
In Eastern Ukraine, children still go to school and play, but the intrusion of violence into their everyday lives has made them the vulnerable victims of a war that's about to enter its fourth year. Special correspondent Sebastian Meyer went on assignment for UNICEF for a look at the lives of children living on ...
Communities at the heart of the conflict in eastern Ukraine are facing down hardship with remarkable resilience. Armed with her camera, Euronews' Nataliia Liubchenkova travelled to Donetsk finding yoga classes for pensioners and sheep shearing for tourists. Now Reading: From the front line: ...
ERR's Ainar Ruussaar traveled to Eastern Ukraine in February as part of a training program for local journalists. This is the second of his four-part report on his trip, in which he talks about his journey from Tallinn to Mariupol. ERR News is publishing Ruussaar's account of the situation in the area over ...
"Spring is a time for renewal, and with this recommitment, there is an opportunity to renew the process outlined in the Minsk agreements and allow the civilian population in eastern Ukraine to once again live in peace," Ambassador Apakan said. "Recommitment, however, needs to be matched by concrete ...
The violence in eastern Ukraine has caused total disruption, killing 10,000 people and displacing a further 1.6 million. But it has also struck the heart of the Ukrainian economy, eliminating one million jobs by the Spring of 2016, and reducing bridges, factories and clinics to rubble, with recovery costs at that ...
The war between Russia-backed separatists and Kyiv's forces in eastern Ukraine will also loom large in Munich. ... Poroshenko told reporters in Kyiv on February 15 that the two leaders also discussed the prospects for UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, as well as the Minsk accords -- September 2014 ...

Four Ukrainian marines have been found shot dead in their living quarters in eastern Ukraine and two fellow servicemen have been detained on suspicion of killing them, authorities said. Prosecutor-General's Office spokeswoman Larysa Sarhan wrote on Facebook on February 15 that an investigation has ...
Three populated areas in eastern Ukraine left without electricity due to bad weather. 14.02.2018 09:26. 266. Ukrinform. As of February 14, severe weather conditions left three populated areas in Donetsk region without power. This is reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. "As of February 14 ...
In eastern Ukraine, the conflict drags on, despite the signature of a peace deal three years ago. Parts of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are still occupied by Russian-backed separatists. Last year, around 190 Ukrainian soldiers and 85 civilians were killed, according to the army. Ukraine ...
A U.N. peacekeeping force in eastern Ukraine could pave the way for local elections within a year, according to a new report that aims to build on international momentum behind establishing such a mission. The U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, advocated the deployment of peacekeepers several ...
Kyiv Says Government Soldier Killed In Eastern Ukraine. January 31, 2018 08:45 GMT. RFE/RL. Cease-fire deals announced as part of the Minsk accords -- September 2014 and. Cease-fire deals announced as part of the Minsk accords -- September 2014 and February 2015 pacts aimed to resolve the conflict -- have failed ...
No ceasefire violations were recorded in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in eastern Ukraine over the past day. This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center. “For the first time for many months, no ceasefire violations were recorded in the ATO area over the past 24 hours. Not a single attack ...
Ukrainian armed forces are withdrawing rocket launchers from eastern Ukraine in accordance with the Minsk peace agreements on March 6, 2015. ... The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Tuesday that there is a risk that the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine may escalate.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, in Kyiv to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine. According to a statement posted on Poroshenko's website, the two men expressed "serious concern" about Russia's lack of progress in ...
Government troops and Russian-led militia in eastern Ukraine appear to be preparing for an escalation in fighting, international monitors warned on Tuesday, amid Kremlin condemnation of Kiev's new legal stance on the grinding conflict. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) ...
The events of recent years that affected a part of Ukrainian youth personally, such as the Euromaidan, annexation of Crimea, the anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine, and forced relocation due to military actions in Donbas, could not but influence their perception of relations with Russia. The opinion ...
Russian-backed militants violated ceasefire in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in eastern Ukraine two times over the past day. This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center. "The ceasefire regime was observed along the entire demarcation line for almost 24 hours. At about 23:00, the ...
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted four targeted attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, from 00:00 to 18:00 on January 10; the Ukrainian army returned fire once, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The hot ...
Russian-backed militants continue to violate ceasefire in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in eastern Ukraine, increasing the number and intensity of the armed provocations. Over the past day, three Ukrainian servicemen were killed, and another four soldiers were wounded and injured.
The war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists has reached an impasse after more than three years of fighting that has claimed more than 10,000 lives and sparked a humanitarian crisis. Last month, the two sides conducted one of the largest prisoner swaps since ...
Germany's foreign minister is calling for the establishment of an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine before Russia's March presidential election. Sigmar Gabriel told reporters after talks in Kyiv with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, on January 3 that such a force would be "essential" ...
NEAR HORLIVKA, Ukraine -- European leaders have hailed a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists that enabled hundreds of former captives to return to their homes for the New Year holiday. In the biggest exchange of prisoners since the war in eastern Ukraine ...
Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatists have confirmed that a major prisoner exchange will take place between the two sides of the conflict on December 27. Iryna Herashchenko, first deputy speaker of parliament in Ukraine wrote on her Facebook account on December 25: "Seventy-four ...
In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Merkel and Putin agreed to try to create the conditions for Russian ceasefire observers to be able to return to eastern Ukraine. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement that Merkel had told Putin that Moscow should help to resolve the ...
Now, for them and millions of others in eastern Ukraine, it will be a struggle to make it through the winter months. Plummeting temperatures and conflict have led UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to step up distributions of aid, including clothing, fuel and cash, to the most vulnerable. “At least this coal can ...
KIEV/NOVOLUHANSKE, Ukraine - Fighting in eastern Ukraine has escalated to the worst level in months, officials monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday, after the shelling of a frontline village wounded eight civilians and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes. A Russia-backed insurgency erupted in ...
But as those threats have sat front-and-centre throughout the year, the situation in Eastern Ukraine deserves the unenviable distinction of being the world's smoldering crisis, with a steady drone of fighting continuing along the front lines of what have become, effectively, trenches. And that's not a good sign.
Kurt Volker, the special U.S. envoy for Ukraine, also offered "condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Vitalie Zara" on Twitter. It was the second death of an OSCE monitor in eastern Ukraine in the last year. An American observer was killed last April when the car he was traveling in drove over a ...
Cease-fire deals aimed at resolving the Ukraine conflict have so far failed to hold. (file photo). Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend · Share on LinkedIn. Print. Ukraine's military says two of its soldiers were killed and five wounded after an ...
File Photo: Policemen and investigators inspect the site of car blast in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, June 27, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Junfeng). WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Russia to ease violence in eastern Ukraine over a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister ...
My city, Avdiivka, in eastern Ukraine, found itself in the middle of an armed conflict. Nobody would have thought that this would happen, that we would see buildings destroyed by shelling, that it would be frightening to go outside. Children from my city can distinguish between the sounds of explosions of ...
BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- As the year 2017 is ending, the United States again has moved to confront Russia over the eastern Ukraine issue, preparing to sell advanced weapons to Ukraine and asking Russia to ease violence in eastern Ukraine, among others. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a ...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Russia to ease violence in eastern Ukraine over a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. During their phone talk, Tillerson underscored the U.S. ...
Ukrainian presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tseholko said on Facebook that President Petro Poroshenko had arrived in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine to meet with prisoners released by separatists before they were transferred to Kyiv. Earlier in the day, RFE/RL confirmed that three vehicles ...
The State Department says the U.S. will provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities” to protect itself against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. What this means, according to news reports, is that the U.S. is finally prepared to help Ukraine's military punch back in a murky conflict ...
The U.N. children's fund estimates landmines and other explosive weapons kill or maim one child a week along eastern Ukraine's contact line. This is a 500-kilometer strip of land that divides government and rebel-controlled areas where fighting is most intense. UNICEF warns children, especially very ...
KIEV, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The fresh truce that came into effect in eastern Ukraine on midnight Saturday is largely observed despite minor violations, the conflicting parties said. Vasyl Labay, a government military spokesman, said independence-seeking insurgents have carried out a single attack against ...
Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatists have confirmed that a major prisoner exchange will take place between the two sides of the conflict on December 27. Iryna Herashchenko, first deputy speaker of parliament in Ukraine wrote on her Facebook account on December 25: "Seventy-four ...
Now, for them and millions of others in eastern Ukraine, it will be a struggle to make it through the winter months. Plummeting temperatures and conflict have led UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to step up distributions of aid, including clothing, fuel and cash, to the most vulnerable. “At least this coal can ...


 

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