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Ukraine and Russia edge closer to war amid accusations of cross-border attacks

Kiev blames Russian forces for downing of Ukrainian plane, and Moscow warns of 'irreversible consequences' over shelling amid reported troop buildup at frontier<p>Russia and Ukraine lurch closer toward open warfare on Monday as both countries accused each other of lethal cross-border attacks including …

Ukraine crisis: EU deal to be signed on 27 June

<b>The new president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has said he will sign a controversial association agreement with the EU on 27 June.</b><p>His elected pro-Russian predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown in February after refusing to sign the deal at the last moment.<p>Heavy fighting has erupted between …

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Bloodiest day in Ukraine conflict as rebel missiles bring down military jet

Il-76 transport plane destroyed at Luhansk airport, killing 40 paratroopers and nine crew<p>Pro-Russian rebels have shot down a military transport plane in Luhansk in the bloodiest single day of fighting in eastern Ukraine since the conflict began in April, setting back Kiev's efforts to end the …

Rebels seize 3 government bases in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents captured three government bases in eastern Ukraine in a series of humiliating defeats for the beleaguered armed forces on Wednesday, as the president-elect promised new initiatives to help end the mutiny in the country's industrial heartland.<p>Petro …

Ukraine unrest: Dozens die as Donetsk airport retaken

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1079000/1079885_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522290857_ae2003c32d878764c1b529c9bb77ea73<p><b>Ukraine's interior ministry says the military is now in full control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of bloody clashes.</b><p>More …

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Bodies, Burning Military Vehicles at Ukraine Military Checkpoint: AP

BLAHODATNE, Ukraine - Journalists from The Associated Press have seen 11 dead bodies at a Ukrainian military checkpoint. Witnesses said that pro-Russian insurgents attacked the checkpoint in the village of Blahodatne in the eastern Donetsk region on Thursday.<p>Three charred Ukrainian armored …

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Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote

Sunday’s referendum about “sovereignty” in eastern Ukraine is phony from start to finish. But as we learned in Crimea, that may not matter.<p>MARIUPOL, …

Ukraine crisis: Donetsk region asks to join Russia

Request comes just two hours after referendum results show 90% voted for independence from Ukraine<p>The "People's Republic of Donetsk" declared itself an independent country on Monday and, within two hours of doing so, had asked to join Russia. The separatist leader Denis Pushilin told journalists …

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In Ukraine, Donetsk People’s Republic lurches to life

The Donetsk People's Republic lurched to life Monday, with separatist leaders vowing to drive the Ukrainian military off their territory and appealing to join neighbouring Russia.<p>They also said they would prevent national elections from taking place here on May 25, a move certain to spur further …

Ukraine crisis: May election 'will play crucial role'

<b>German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Ukraine's 25 May presidential vote will be "crucial" in bringing the country out of its crisis.</b><p>Mr Steinmeier is in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, amid fresh attempts to find a diplomatic solution.<p>On Monday, pro-Russia activists in the east …

Russia

Ukraine close to war, says Germany

Germany has formally advised its citizens to leave east and south Ukraine because it is just a "few steps" away from war<p><b>Ukraine</b> is only a "few steps" away from "military confrontation", the German foreign minister warned on Tuesday, as his country formally advised its citizens to leave the eastern …

Russia questions Ukraine holding an election while its troops are deployed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday ruled out holding a second international meeting in a bid to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, also saying it would be "unusual" to hold a presidential election in the country when the army was being deployed against the population.<p>In what could be a …

Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war | Reuters

KRAMATORSK/ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine accusing each other of tearing the country apart.<p>Tuesday was generally quieter than past days in most of eastern and southern …

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russians seize back Mariupol city hall

<b>Pro-Russian separatists have seized back the city hall in the southern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, hours after being ousted by security forces.</b><p>Government forces first raised the Ukraine flag on the building but later left - allowing the rebels who captured it last week to be back in control.<p>Kiev …

Russia

Ukraine crisis: William Hague states 'blow to democracy' if Russia prevents election

William Hague says it would be a "terrible blow to democracy" if covert Russian fighters stop Ukraine holding presidential election<p>Russia is deploying covert fighters and "enormous propaganda" to prevent Ukraine holding a presidential election later this month, British Foreign Secretary William …

Ukraine candidate: Zero tolerance for terrorists

BERLIN (AP) — A leading contender in Ukraine's upcoming presidential election vowed Wednesday to crack down on pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, claiming that some of them only understand "the language of force."<p>Billionaire chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko told reporters ahead of a …

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