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Instead, Trump approved selling lethal weapons to Ukraine for the fight against the rebels and he appointed a Russia hawk as Washington's envoy for the Ukrainian peace process. His United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, declared that the Crimea sanctions wouldn't be lifted unless the peninsula is ...
7 on U.S. and U.S.-backed rebel forces at the Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. He acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private ...

BERLIN -- "When the Trees Fall" describes the gross poverty, ignorance and racism of rural Ukraine and takes in the extraordinary physical ugliness of the nearest city, whose ... The last reflects the mindset of Vitka, a snub-nosed five-year-old rebel who lives in a benighted village in the Ukrainian sticks.
The North Korean nuclear crisis, the situation in Venezuela, Russia's annexation of Crimea and its continued support for pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine are some of the issues Freeland will address in Munich as she mingles with hundreds of high-ranking diplomats, security and military officials at ...
While the Kremlin denies providing military support for separatists there, the European Union and the United States have imposed sanctions on Russia for backing the rebels and for annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Full-scale combat largely ended in 2015 after France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine ...

There may be direct legal repercussions for the members of nationalist movements in Ukraine, for whom the heroization of OUN-UPA [Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and Ukrainian rebel army] is one of their main tools in Ukrainian politics (this may, in particular, relate to the director of the Ukrainian ...
29 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 7,000 UKrainian servicemen have participated so far in the Operation Orbital UK' s training program for the Ukrainian armed forces, ... Under the program, the UK troops provide training courses for Ukrainian servicemen, who fight against pro-independence rebels in Ukraine's eastern ...
For almost four years, Ukrainian forces have made war against pro-Russian forces under the awkward rubric of an "anti-terrorist operation." The new law would abolish any suggestion that the enemy might be anti-Kiev Ukrainians, and labels the rebel republics of Donetsk and Luhansk as "temporarily ...
Five rebels independently told Reuters that Asapov was a commander in the armed forces in one of them, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. ... At the time of his Ukraine mission, Asapov was formally based in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, 60 km (37 miles) from the Ukrainian ...
Together with the EU, the US later extended sanctions over Russia's role in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, which has claimed more than 10,000 lives. Russia denies sending troops and arming separatist rebels but says Russian volunteers have been helping the rebels. Last week, the US Treasury imposed ...
... of Ekaterinburg, Russia in early 2014 to move to Seattle with her husband, a Ukrainian software engineer, she had little experience in international affairs. But all that changed as Russia invaded and annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and then began backing pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
Top Photo | A separatist rebel guards a bus carrying prisoners who were released by the Ukrainian authorities in Horlivka, Eastern Ukraine, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo). Gilbert Doctorow is an independent political analyst based in Brussels. His latest book, Does the United States Have a Future? was ...
If the law is finally adopted, the Ukrainian army would supervise trade between the government-controlled and the non-government-controlled areas, ... Ukraine launched a military operation in Donbas in April 2014 after armed groups seized cities and towns in the region and declared independence.
Russians murdered a man on British soil by torturing and burning him in his car, Ukrainian rebels have claimed. Mikus Alps, 33, was reported missing from his home in Guernsey last week. A shotgun and human remains were subsequently found in the Latvian's burnt out car on the island's south coast.
Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel will arrive in Ukraine on Wednesday for talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin. The two ministers will discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace accords. "The key issue of the talks will be the role of Germany, alongside France, in the Normandy format ...
The rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk handed over 73 Ukrainian soldiers and pro-government civilians to Kiev in exchange for 233 rebel supporters. ... The Contact Group, comprising of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, is set to hold its next meeting on Jan. 10.

... by separatist rebels in the east of the country. Some of the released captives flew back to the capital, Kiev, after what the International Red Cross described as the biggest prisoner exchange since the conflict in Ukraine began in 2014. More than 230 people went the other way - back to rebel-held territory.
CWN Editor's Note: Since 2014, the war in Donbass has pitted the Ukrainian government against pro-Russian separatists. Over 1.4 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced, and over 900,000 have left the country. L'Osservatore Romano (12/29 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
The last prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels took place in September 2016 when two pro-Kiev detainees were swapped for four separatist fighters at a checkpoint outside the rebel-held city of Lugansk. Unusually, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill helped mediate the talks on ...
The government has released 75 rebel supporters, but two of them refused to return to Lugansk, according to the information center. Meanwhile, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, a spokesman for Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, wrote on facebook that 16 Ukrainian soldiers and pro-government civilians have ...
However, Ukraine handed over some 235 people - the others either chose to stay in Ukraine or had been released earlier, according to Ukrainian officials. ... "While people are still dying, while Moscow is still supplying the rebel regions with weapons and hardware," our correspondent said, adding that the ...
Moscow -- The war in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine has escalated sharply this week, with the heaviest fighting in nearly a year, European observers and ... Ukrainian authorities linked the escalation to the Russian military's decision to withdraw officers from a joint Russian and Ukrainian liaison group that ...
VIENNA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other disputes were ... "The whole responsibility for it lies with the Ukrainian authorities," Lavrov said.
Donetsk, Ukraine (AFP) - Every day dozens of people in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk gather on a windswept railroad overpass not far from the ... Passenger trains have stopped passing through Rutchenkove after the outbreak of a conflict between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian ...
The head of Moldova has said joining Western military alliance NATO would bring conflict to his country, something he wished to avoid by seeking good relations with the multinational coalition's rival, Russia. Moldovan President Igor Dodon reportedly criticized U.S.-led NATO's expanding military ...
... by separatist rebels in the east of the country. Some of the released captives flew back to the capital, Kiev, after what the International Red Cross described as the biggest prisoner exchange since the conflict in Ukraine began in 2014. More than 230 people went the other way - back to rebel-held territory.
The last prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels took place in September 2016 when two pro-Kiev detainees were swapped for four separatist fighters at a checkpoint outside the rebel-held city of Lugansk. Unusually, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill helped mediate the talks on ...
Separatists from the self-proclaimed separatist republics in Luhansk and Donetsk regions handed over 74 prisoners, and Ukraine delivered 237. The prisoners, some of whom have been held for more than a year, arrived at a Ukrainian government checkpoint in the village of Zaitseve with their belongings.
Ukraine and rebels begin largest prisoner swap ... Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels on Wednesday began to exchange more than 300 prisoners in the war-torn east of the country, the largest such swap since the ... The Ukrainian side for its part was releasing some 300 rebels and their supporters.
ZAITSEVE, Ukraine -- Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels have begun a landmark prisoner exchange in the country's east. In the first major prisoner exchange in months, separatists from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic bused 16 captives to the no-man's land on Wednesday while ...
Moscow -- The war in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine has escalated sharply this week, with the heaviest fighting in nearly a year, European observers and ... Ukrainian authorities linked the escalation to the Russian military's decision to withdraw officers from a joint Russian and Ukrainian liaison group that ...
This counter-reaction was supported by Russia and included military assistance to the Ukrainian rebels in the Donbass, as well the direct seizure of ... the necessary Ukrainian constitutional reform to facilitate the elections, restoration of Ukrainian control over the rebel-held territories remains in abeyance.
The rebel forces in Eastern Ukraine are pro-Russia, and have taken control of the large parts of the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk. The railway blockades were put up by Ukrainian pro-government militants, with the presumed intention of preventing the movement of supplies and products into and out of ...
The EU President Donald Tusk has condemned "Russian aggression" for the deaths of five Ukrainian servicemen who were killed when pro-Russian rebels attack government positions in the Luhansk region on Thursday. Four of the men died during an eight-hour clash near Krymsky, a village around 30 ...
Armed men in military fatigues block access to the government buildings in Eastern Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk, Wednesday. ... HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - The Russian government has deployed thousands of armored vehicles and troops into Ukraine to support separatist rebels in the war-torn country's ...
Five Ukrainian troops have been killed by intense rebel shelling in the east of the country, the military says, in a new escalation of fighting. Four of them died during an eight-hour clash near Krymske, a village 50km (31 miles) north-west of Luhansk. Ukrainian forces say they killed eight rebels.
The SBU on November 16 said it welcomed "any steps" by Russia that would facilitate exchanges of people held by Kyiv and the Russia-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Tandit said the SBU was prepared to hand over the hundreds of separatist fighters being held by Ukrainian authorities in return for ...
At times they describe themselves as pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, as pro-Ukrainian rebels in Russia and even as fighters from so-called Islamic State - even though ... The Propaganda machine in the "Donetsk People's Republic" began after Ukraine's 2014 revolution ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
Avdiivka was briefly in rebel hands at the beginning of the conflict and last January saw the most heavy bombardment of the town since 2015. .... Ukraine. Ukrainian army inspecting what is being carried into the Non government Controlled Area at Mayosk crossing point in Ukraine. Photograph: Oleksandr ...
There has been a lot of reporting in the last two days about the potential for a Canadian peacekeeping mission to help stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. The Liberals have talked about it. ... Why would the Ukrainian rebels, or Russia, accept a Canadian-led peacekeeping force? It would seem likely that ...
A tank is seen withdrawing from the front line in Aleksandrovsk Town, near Luhansk, Ukraine, Oct. 3, 2015. (Xinhua/Alexander Ermochenko). Kiev, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Ukrainian authorities would suspend water supplies to the area in the eastern Lugansk region controlled by pro-independence ...
The Group A clubs (in the west) are Sokil L`viv, Veres Rivne, Korzo Uzhgorod and RLC Mukachevo; while in Group B (east/central) Legion XIII Kharkiv, RLC Kyiv, Korabel Mykolaiv and Kyiv rebels will face each other. Legion XIII has won all eight ...
Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have been high since the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the beginning that year of a Russia-backed separatist insurgency in Eastern Ukraine. Fighting between the rebels and the Ukrainian government has killed nearly ...
Denis Voronenkov, who had testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman near the entrance of an upscale hotel in the Ukrainian capital. Voronenkov's ...
Kiev (Reuters) - Ukraine suspects the Russian military or its separatist rebel proxies were responsible for blowing up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at an eastern military base early on Thursday morning, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak said ...
Moscow (AP) - Ukraine's central bank says a trade blockade of rebel-held regions in the east is hurting the economy.
According to a Ukrainian finance ministry statement published on March 19, the meeting was postponed "solely" due to the need to assess economic implications cased by the blockade, the seizure of Ukrainian enterprises in rebel-controlled territories of ...
Ukrainian troops patrol near the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve in the Donetsk region on August 3, 2014. Clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents in Eastern Ukraine's main rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk have killed six ...


 

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