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Ukraine (Live coverage): Tense truce in Kiev as protests spread to Lviv, Rivne

euronews: Protesters and police agreed on a limited truce until 20h00 local time in Kiev. In the meantime the protests seem to spread t o other ukrainian cities. Opposition leaders and president Yanukovich started a new meeting at 17h30 in Kiev to try to end two ...
Ukraine's president seeks new crisis talks at weekend, fighting rages

- 3 months ago @ reuters.com: In some of the worst violence since President Petro Poroshenko called off a 10-day unilateral ceasefire on June 30, Ukraine's "anti-terrorist operation" (ATO) headquarters said at least 13 Ukrainian military personnel had been killed on Friday. More ...

Ukraine forces recapture separatist stronghold

- 3 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Ukrainian forces routed pro-Russian rebels in a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine and raised the country's blue and yellow flag.

Ukraine says forces retake two more rebel-held cities

- 3 months ago @ bbc.co.uk: The Ukrainian government says its forces have retaken two more eastern cities from pro-Russian rebels. The website of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the national flag was raised in Artemivsk and Druzhkivka. It comes a day after government ...

Why Ukraine Can't Win an All-Out Military Victory—and Shouldn't Try

- 3 months ago @ businessweek.com: Suddenly, Ukraine's army is winning. Over the weekend Kiev's troops recaptured several cities in the eastern Donetsk region, sending pro-Russian rebels fleeing to strongholds further east. Now President Petro Poroshenko is planning a “complete blockade ...

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Ukraine warns separatist rebels it plans to retake territory

Government forces have made it known they will move on Donetsk and other territory in eastern Ukraine that is currently under the control of rebel forces.

EU to sanction 11 more people over Ukraine

Yahoo News: Two Ukrainian military helicopters carry Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Minister of Defense Valery Heletey to inspect weapons captured from rebels at the base in Devhenke village, Kharkiv region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, with a ...

Ukraine threatens to retake territory from defiant rebels

By Maria Tsvetkova and Richard Balmforth KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but defiant rebels reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight. The Ukrainian military pushed the rebels out of their best-fortified stronghold ...

Ukraine conflict: Russia charges pilot over deaths

BBC News: Russia has charged a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists. Nadiya Savchenko, 33, was reportedly fighting in a volunteer battalion against pro-Russian separatists near Luhansk in east Ukraine. Last month ...

Crimean airspace belongs to Ukraine, aviation group says

Washington Post: Russia might have invaded Crimea but the International Civil Aviation Organization has deemed that Crimean airspace still belongs to Ukraine. Makysm Burbak, Ukraine's infrastructure Minister, made the announcement in Kiev on Monday. “Today we ...

Ukraine Rebels Call Putin a Coward After Russian Inaction

TIME: The rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was sure Russia's tanks would soon come grinding over the border to his rescue. He even had an idea of what would provoke the invasion—“130 corpses,” he told TIME. “When they see that on Russian TV, they'll ...

Ukraine army still far from victory over rebels in east

BBC News: Ukrainian government troops have made significant gains in recent days, pushing pro-Russian rebels out of a string of towns in the east. The rebels have retreated to Donetsk from Sloviansk, for weeks a powerful symbol of their resistance to Kiev.

Ukraine Pilot Charged Over Journalists' Deaths

Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement Wednesday that 31-year-old pilot Nadezhda Savchenko is suspected of tipping off Ukrainian troops to the whereabouts of the journalists

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3 BRIDGES BLOWN UP..

Ukraine: 3 bridges blown up in bid to slow assault on Donetsk

CBC.ca: Separatist fighters driven out of Slovyansk and other eastern towns by the Ukrainian army over the weekend had regrouped in Donetsk, a city of one million where pro-Russia rebels have declared independence as the Donetsk People's Republic.

3 bridges blown up to block rebel Ukraine city of Donetsk

Fox News: Explosions destroying three bridges on roads leading into the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk Monday may be a pro-Russian rebel attempt to hang on to one of the last major cities in their control. The rebels mounted new barricades on the streets of ...

3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city

Washington Post: DONETSK, Ukraine — After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the next focus of major fighting. Three bridges on roads leading to Donetsk were blown up Monday — possibly to ...

3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the next focus of major fighting. Three bridges on roads leading to Donetsk were blown up Monday — possibly to hinder military movements, though the rebels claim it was the work of pro-Kiev saboteurs.

3 bridges blown up in Ukraine to block rebel city

NOVOBAKHMUTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown up Monday — an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by government forces on the rebel-held stronghold.

AGAINST PRO RUSSIAN REBELS..

Ukraine Military Finds Its Footing Against Pro-Russian Rebels

New York Times: KIEV, Ukraine — When pro-Russian rebels first fanned out across eastern Ukraine in April, seizing public buildings, ousting local officials and blockading streets and highways, the government's security forces — a ragtag lot of poorly equipped and ...

UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT PETRO POROSHENKO..

Ukraine says forces retake two more rebel-held cities

BBC News: The Ukrainian government says its forces have retaken two more eastern cities from pro-Russian rebels. The website of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the national flag was raised in Artemivsk and Druzhkivka. It comes a day after government ...

Ukraine Forces Capture Rebel Stronghold

Voice of America: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered military forces Sunday to "tighten the ring around the terrorists," a day after the country's troops recaptured Slovyansk from pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine's government said it would seize more territory ...

Ukraine Pledges Continued Offensive Against Rebels

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to continue a military offensive against pro-Russian rebels after his forces retook key insurgent strongholds. Recovering Slovyansk and Kramatorsk in the battle-torn eastern part of the country is the biggest victory so far in Ukraine's campaign against rebels. The pro-Russian insurgents are regrouping in Donetsk and preparing for an onslaught ...

IN THE CITY..

Ukraine Lays Plan to Besiege Rebels in Eastern City

Wall Street Journal: Ukraine's president and his top military advisers agreed on a plan for their army's siege of the pro-Russia rebels' biggest remaining stronghold in Donetsk, saying they would seek to avoid street battles in the city of a million people. President Petro ...

Thousands cheer pro-Russian rebels at Ukraine rally

Washington Post: DONETSK, Ukraine — Driven from their key stronghold in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists regrouped Sunday in the city of Donetsk, vowing in front of thousands of cheering supporters to renew their fight against the government in Kiev. Ukrainian ...

Pushed from Slaviansk, Ukraine rebels barricade Donetsk

By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising. Occasional bursts of gunfire could be heard in the distance from the centre of Donetsk, where residents said ...

UKRAINE REBELS..

Ukraine Rebels Are Retreating for Last Stand

New York Times: KIEV, Ukraine — Separatist rebels retreated Monday from positions in eastern Ukraine, apparently blowing up bridges, and began building barricades in the two largest cities, Donetsk and Luhansk, in anticipation of a final stand against advancing ...

Kiev plans 'nasty surprise' for east Ukraine rebels after Slavyansk's fall

The Globe and Mail: Ukraine's government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an “nasty surprise,” while the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold. President Petro Poroshenko ...

Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk

Aljazeera.com: Pro-Russian fighters have converged on the major industrial city of Donetsk, a day after they were driven out of their key stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Their commander said on Sunday that the fighters would regroup to renew their fight against the ...

With Ukraine rebels on the ropes, some Russians ask: Where is Putin?

Alexander Dugin, whose extreme right-wing "Eurasianist" ideology has often seemed to foreshadow Kremlin actions, says that war between Russia and Ukraine is inevitable. Mr. Putin's apparent decision to abandon retreating east Ukrainian rebels to their fate risks turning into outright betrayal, which could split Putin from his key electoral base of "patriotic" Russians, he says. "Putin started ...

IN EASTERN UKRAINE..

Ukraine conflict: EU leaders to push for new truce

BBC News: The leaders of France and Germany are to press Ukraine's president to agree to a new truce in eastern Ukraine when they speak by phone on Wednesday. President Francois Hollande of France announced the planned talks with Germany's Chancellor ...

People in eastern Ukraine city decide to stay or go

USA TODAY: They found the 120 monks taking care of 300 other refugees — mostly women and children — from the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Dmitruk decided she would leave the Slovyansk area when there was ...

Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine reportedly prepare last stand in Donetsk

Fox News: Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine have retreated to the last major city under their control after a series of successes by the Ukrainian army earlier this week. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the Ukrainian government had vowed to ...

Ukraine's Lawless War Zones Recede as Rebel Fighters Fall Back

TIME: Only a few of the residents of the city of Slavyansk had the misfortune of going down into the basement of the local security headquarters, but most people in eastern Ukraine had heard of its existence. It was underneath the redbrick building on Karl ...

Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting woman army officer

Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of abducting a woman army officer captured by separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine and demanded she be released and returned home. Nadezhda Savchenko, 33, was seized by pro-Russian rebels in June while she was fighting with pro-government militia on the outskirts of Luhansk on the border with Russia, local media said. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a ...

Ukraine hails capture of rebel stronghold as turning point in conflict

By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian security officials said on Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatists. Government forces routed pro-Russian rebels in the flashpoint city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and raised the ...

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