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Ukraine takes BBC journalists off its sanctions list

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president has instructed security officials to strike the names of three BBC journalists off the country's sanctions list, a day after he signed the decree, his spokesman said on Thursday.<p>Petro Poroshenko late on Wednesday signed a sanctions list barring nearly 400 …

Ukraine crisis: Rebel election decision 'great danger' to peace

<b>A decision by rebels in eastern Ukraine to hold elections poses a "great danger" to the peace process, President Petro Poroshenko has warned.</b><p>He also announced sanctions on over 400 people and 90 legal entities held responsible for Russia's annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the east.<p>The …

Russia

Christians in Ukraine: 'Great and Mighty is Our God'

Mykhailo came with his heart hurting and his life broken, like so many people in war-torn Ukraine.<p>A bus brought him 100 miles to the Festival of Hope …

Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ban 'Communist and Nazi propaganda' | News | DW | 09.04.2015

The legislation, which lawmakers adopted on Thursday, declares the former Communist regime to be criminal and condemns its policy of state terror, …

Putin Prepares Spring Offensive Against Ukraine

Russian forces busily resupply for Ukraine ahead of a Spring offensive, according to numerous sources including a former head of Nato. According to my own sources in Ukraine, where I was two weeks ago, Russian military assets have spread broadly all along Ukraine’s eastern border formed up in three …

Russia

Chicago child of immigrants takes on 'near-impossible' task in Ukraine

On a gusty spring day in 1986, Natalie Jaresko asked 500 Chicagoans gathered at Daley Plaza to pray for the victims of Chernobyl in Ukraine, site of the world's worst nuclear accident.<p>Only five days had passed since the power plant explosion, but that's all the time the 21-year-old DePaul …

Ukraine Moves to Ditch its Soviet Past

KYIV, Ukraine—The Ukrainian parliament approved a law Thursday renaming the Great Patriotic War as the Second World War, underscoring a sweeping move …

When a preposition is predetermination – Putin began his attack on Ukrainian statehood in 2004

<i>Andrey Illarionov (Image: kasparov.ru)</i><p>Vladimir Putin stopped using the preposition “<i>v</i>” or “in” Ukraine in 2004, reverting to the older form “<i>na</i>” or …

US, NATO presence in Ukraine ‘dangerous’

<b>The planned deployment of a large number of troops from the United States and its NATO allies to Ukraine is a “dangerous process,” Russian Deputy</b> …

Ukraine: Another crisis for 'Europe's bread basket' | Europe | DW | 07.04.2015

<i>Deutsche Welle: Ukraine is one of the world's top exporters of wheat. The former Soviet Republic is known as "Europe's bread basket." How has the</i> …

Russian Paper Removes Article About Soldier Wounded In Ukraine

ULAN-UDE, Russia -- Journalists at a Siberian newspaper say they spent three days using scissors to cut an article about a Russian soldier who was …

Ukraine crisis: Tension over rise of nationalist Yarosh

<b>The recent appointment of a nationalist leader, Dmytro Yarosh, to a high military position in Ukraine has sparked controversy.</b><p>In Russia he has become a focus of accusations that "fascists" and extremists control the government in Kiev.<p>However, the nature of his duties, and the extent of his …

Russia

Former NATO commander: A new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine is 'imminent'

Retired General Wesley Clark warned at an exclusive briefing with the Atlantic Council that a renewed Russian offensive in Ukraine was "imminent" and would "most probably" take place between Orthodox Easter on April 12 and Russia's celebrations of VE Day on May 9.<p>Clark said he reached this …

Russia
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Ukraine gets access to Canadian satellite data that our own defence department can’t afford

Ottawa — The Conservative government says providing Ukraine with satellite imagery will have no adverse effects even though government documents show …

Canada

Ukraine prospects for peace: People on the edge of war

<b>It has been more than a month since a deal was reached to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.</b><b>Fighting there has claimed some 6,000 lives and left more than a million people without homes since it began in early 2014.</b><b>The BBC's Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov have been meeting people in</b> …

Russia

Ukraine War Forces A Nation To Talk About A Taboo: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

KIEV, Ukraine -- In mid-February, Fedir Kalenychenko, a Ukrainian army soldier, was retreating with his unit from the town of Debaltseve amid heavy …

Preparing for Trench Warfare in Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine — On the edge of the city here, members of the 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion are living in cramped bunkers sunk about 8 feet …

Ukraine's 'frozen conflict' has gone on for one year

Their ire was directed at the pro-westerners who took the helm in Kiev after massive street protests ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych in February last year.<p>The rebels claimed Russian-speakers in east Ukraine were under threat from the "fascist junta" in Kiev, and were hostile to plans …

Russia

Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile defense system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace.<p>Denmark said in August it would contribute radar capacity on some of its …

Russia

Alexander Litvinenko suspect 'willing to co-operate'

Man giving name Dmitri Kovtun contacts inquiry, causing lawyers to ponder if he might give evidence by video link or face questioning by police over Russian spy's death<p>One of the suspected killers of the spy Alexander Litvinenko is willing to co-operate with the inquiry into his death.<p>A man giving …

Putin reveals secret meeting where he gave order to annex Crimea four days before entered region

• <b>Trailer for a new documentary on President Putin shown on Russian TV</b>• <b><br>Showed Putin talking about annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year</b>• <b><br>Described a</b> …