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1 hr ago | Times of Oman
Kiev: The pro-Russian party that ruled Ukraine under ousted president Viktor Yanukovych said on Sunday it would boycott next month's parliamentary polls and form an "opposition government" to fight for regional powers and against Kiev's westward course. The decision by the once-dominant Regions Party came as top politicians formed leadership lists for the October 26 election that was called early to regain people's trust after two decades of post-Soviet corruption and economic malaise.
6 hrs ago | CBS News
Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept.
9 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
After months of bombardments that left them short of water, power and basic supplies, many residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk breathed a sigh of relief at the arrival of desperately needed aid. People queue to receive food served by volunteers in the eastern city of Avdiyvka, north of Donetsk, Ukraine.
13 hrs ago | National Public Radio
Pro-Russian militants take a break at a checkpoint close to where shelling continued Sunday between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army in the village of Olenivka, some 30 kms south of Donetsk on the way to Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption Pro-Russian militants take a break at a checkpoint close to where shelling continued Sunday between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army in the village of Olenivka, some 30 kms south of Donetsk on the way to Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.
15 hrs ago | TheDailyBeast.com
Mikhail Savulchik dragged on a cigarette as he pointed to the small pieces of shrapnel taken out of his bandaged legs. They rested on his wheelchair.
Even before war broke out in his native Ukraine, Olexiy Kuzmin envisioned his family's life elsewhere. An economy that betrayed the middle class and an ineffective government rife with corruption led the 27-year-old businessman to seek a work visa in the United States.
The UN World Food Programme has launched a food assistance programme for people affected by the current conflict with distributions in transit centres and public shelters in Donetsk and Luhansk in the country's east, a UN spokesperson said Friday. The WFP kicked off the relief operation following a request from the Ukrainian government, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily press briefing here, Xinhua reported.
The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to restore the Soviet Union, while Kiev's central bank chief predicted her country's battle-ravaged economy may shrink as much as 10 percent this year. The U.S. yesterday expanded sanctions against Russia to include the country's largest bank, OAO Sberbank, because of the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks into Ukraine without Kiev's consent. Ukraine's military operation said in a statement that it had successfully repelled a rebel attack on the government-held Donetsk airport, which came under artillery fire from rebel positions late on Friday.
Russia has been put into an impossible situation, meaning they are responsible not only for what has been done in Lugansk and Donetsk, but also for what has been done on the side of Kiev, political analyst Alexander Pavic told RT. RT: Apparently, the truce in Ukraine is not enough for the EU to hold back on yet more sanctions.
The European Union said Friday it will delay implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine by more than a year until the end of 2015. EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said, after talks with Russian and Ukrainian ministers, that while the free trade agreement would be delayed, Brussels would still extend temporary preferential tariffs on Ukraine goods.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Friday voiced his commitment to settling the crisis in his country through political dialogue and negotiations. "I am confident that negotiations will bring positive results," said Poroshenko at the 11th Yalta European Strategy conference in Kiev.
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Ukrainians, Georgians, and Chechens rally at Berlin's Alexanderplatz against the Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine.
A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday,... A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month. The bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said.
Ukrainian soldiers rest as their unit stays in the small eastern Ukrainian city of Volnovakha, in the Donetsk region. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov Europe and the US are to press ahead with fresh economic sanctions against Russia despite the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, aiming to choke off credit and technology vitally needed to arrest the decline of Russia's oil industry.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:48 pm
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