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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 probes deaths in tense east

- 2 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

Ukraine: revolution on the Dnieper | Editorial

- 2 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: What has happened in Ukraine goes beyond the fate of one politician and involves more than a realignment of political life People power has prevailed in Ukraine. It has emptied Kiev's streets of the riot police who had battled protesters since November, galvanised the Ukrainian parliament into a burst of decisive activity, and swept President Viktor Yanukoych not only from office but from the ...

Biden in Ukraine as Russia accuses Kiev of breaking deal

- 2 days ago @ usatoday.com: KIEV, Ukraine — Russia accused Ukraine on Monday of breaking a deal to end violence in eastern Ukraine as Vice President Biden was to meet leaders in Kiev to show support for their confrontation with militants. "Steps are being taken, above all by ...

Biden Urges Ukraine to Fight 'Cancer of Corruption'

- 1 day ago @ time.com: Vice President Joe Biden in a visit to Kiev urged policymakers Tuesday to remove the “cancer of corruption” from Ukrainian society as the White House warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that time is running short for Moscow to rein in pro-Russian ...

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Ukraine fears militants could provoke a Russian invasion

Ukraine called on Russia on Wednesday to pull troops back from the border, saying it feared pro-Russian separatists could use their proximity to provoke a Russian invasion. "Ukraine again calls on Russia to immediately remove offensive units of the Russian armed forces from the Russian-Ukrainian border," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that this would comply with Moscow's ...

As Ukraine ends truce, is Russian invasion next?

Ukraine declares the end of the Easter truce, heightening concerns of an escalation of the crisis - and the possibility of Russian intervention.

Ukraine re-launches crackdown, says it has U.S. backing

Ukraine's government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States.

Ukraine Resumes Move in East as U.S. Troops Plan Drills

Ukraine resumed operations to oust militants from eastern cities as the U.S. said 600 troops will be sent for exercises in four countries bordering Russia amid signs an accord to reduce tensions in the region was unraveling. An offensive is under way after its suspension for the Easter break, with security agencies seeking to eliminate all militias operating in Kramatorsk, Slovyansk and other ...

Ukraine, Russia, EU may meet to talk gas: Ukraine minister

Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and the European Commission may meet on Thursday in Bratislava to negotiate a possible solution for Ukraine's gas crisis, Ukraine's Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said on Wednesday. "There is a proposal from the Russian side and the European Union to hold four-side talks," Prodan told journalists. "As of today, a meeting in Bratislava of four ministers is being considered ...

US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis

Fox News: WASHINGTON – U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month. Pentagon press ...

Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry

BBC News: The US has warned Russia to tone down its aggressive rhetoric on Ukraine, or face further sanctions. US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart over the phone that Moscow must call for pro-Russian gunmen to lay down their weapons.

Ukraine Orders New Military Operation in the East

Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.The developments — just hours after U.S.

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Pro-Ukraine politician's body found in east with signs of torture, Kiev says

CBS News: DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, claiming that the body of a politician from his political party was found with signs of torture after being abducted, according to ...

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.

EAST OF THE COUNTRY..

Ukraine orders military action in the east

Aljazeera.com: Ukraine's acting president has ordered a military operation against pro-Kremlin separatists in the east of the country after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture. "I demand the resumption of effective ...

Ukraine to restart anti-terrorist operation as military plane 'hit by gunfire'

Telegraph.co.uk: Ukraine's acting president called for the relaunch of an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country on Tuesday after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture. Oleksander Turchynov said in a statement ...

Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

IN THE EAST..

Ukraine's acting president calls for action against pro-Russian separatists

The Guardian: Ukraine's acting president has called for the resumption of military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, claiming two of his party's supporters had been "tortured to death", in a further blow to an unravelling ...

Ukraine alert as politician 'killed'

Ukraine's acting president orders the relaunch of military operations in the east after two men, one a local politician, are found allegedly tortured to death.

US VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN..

US stands with Ukraine in face of 'humiliating threats': Biden

Yahoo News: Kiev (AFP) - The United States is standing by Ukraine in the face of "humiliating threats" ahead of a crucial presidential election next month, US Vice President Joe Biden told legislators in Kiev on Tuesday. "You face very daunting problems, and some ...

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic. Russia already has tens of thousands of its troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border. Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, late Tuesday said he was ordering the military ...

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN..

Biden Urges Ukraine to Fight 'Cancer of Corruption'

TIME: Vice President Joe Biden in a visit to Kiev urged policymakers Tuesday to remove the “cancer of corruption” from Ukrainian society as the White House warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that time is running short for Moscow to rein in pro-Russian ...

Biden arrives in Ukraine to show US support as crisis with Russia continues

Washington Post: KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Biden arrived here Monday at a crossroads moment in Ukraine's conflict with Russia, bringing U.S. economic assistance and warnings to Russian President Vladimir Putin that future intervention in the country's volatile ...

Ukraine claims photos prove Russian special forces in eastern Ukraine

CBS News: Ukraine's government has handed photographs to allies in Europe and the U.S. to bolster its case that Russian special forces are operating in the eastern parts of the country amid Ukraine's escalating crisis-- something Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Congressmen make bipartisan call for more Russia sanctions amid deadly

Fox News: A Democrat and Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ignored U.S. and European pleas to withdraw military troops from Ukraine and called for tougher economic sanctions, ...

Shell tells Putin gas project not derailed by Ukraine — RT Business

Royal Dutch Shell's new CEO Ben Van Beurden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, signaling Ukraine tension has not affected investment in Russia, and that energy contracts won't be derailed by ...

Putin: Ukraine's radical escalation puts it on edge of civil war

The sharp escalation of the Ukraine crisis virtually puts the country on the brink of civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone call.

IN EASTERN UKRAINE..

Does US evidence prove Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine?

The Guardian: The US state department has claimed Russian special forces are engaged in covert actions in the Ukraine, citing as evidence controversial photographs that purportedly identify known personnel and show bullet-proof jackets and “Russian-designed weapons ...

Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine as militants seize more buildings in east

Los Angeles Times: KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat ...

Biden in Ukraine as Russia accuses Kiev of breaking deal

USA TODAY: KIEV, Ukraine — Russia accused Ukraine on Monday of breaking a deal to end violence in eastern Ukraine as Vice President Biden was to meet leaders in Kiev to show support for their confrontation with militants. "Steps are being taken, above all by ...

Russia blames Kiev for new violence in eastern Ukraine

Washington Post: MOSCOW — Russia blamed authorities in Kiev on Monday for the violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing them of trying to ignite a civil war in a region where pro-Russian militants have been defying the central government. The warning came as Vice ...

Ukraine Separatists Hold Ground as U.S. Eyes Further Sanctions

Deadly shootouts in eastern Ukraine during the weekend led to renewed calls in the U.S. for economic sanctions against Russia as a diplomatic accord showed little sign of defusing the crisis. Ukrainian and Russian officials traded accusations about responsibility for the attacks, undermining last week's agreement in Geneva, which called for all illegal groups to disarm and for seized buildings ...

Military Action Breaks Out In Eastern Ukraine | FDL News Desk

The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated further as the interim president in Kiev, Oleksandr Turchynov, has ordered an “anti-terrorist” operation against political opponents in Eastern Ukraine . The terrorism charge is targeted ...

Kiev military op in eastern Ukraine - RT.com

Kiev's troops remain in eastern Ukraine as the OSCE mission starts its work on “de-escalating” the situation on the ground.

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