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      Ukrainians protest in Kiev against ceasefire in the east of the country – video
      Jun29

      Ukrainians protest in Kiev against ceasefire in the east of the country – video

      Ukrainians gather around the presidential administration building and in Kiev’s Independence Square on Sunday to demonstrate against the president’s extension of a ceasefire in the east of the country. Petro Poroshenko extended the truce by three days after returning from signing a free trade deal in Brussels. Fighting has continued...

      Pro-Russian rebels release more OSCE observers
      Jun28

      Pro-Russian rebels release more OSCE observers

      Interfax news agency reports that four more observers who had been held captive for weeks have been set freePro-Russian insurgents have released four European observers who they had held captive for weeks, the Interfax news agency has reported. The four observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have been freed...

      The 20 photographs of the week
      Jun28

      The 20 photographs of the week

      Luis Suárez, the violence in Iraq, the Glastonbury festival – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

      Sergei Lavrov accuses US of fuelling Ukraine crisis
      Jun28

      Sergei Lavrov accuses US of fuelling Ukraine crisis

      Russia’s foreign minister says chances of settling crisis would have been higher if it only depended on Russia and EuropeRussia’s foreign minister on Saturday accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow and heavily weighing in on the European Union.Speaking in televised remarks on Saturday, Sergei Lavrov said...

      Ukraine president accuses Russia of doing nothing to end ‘disastrous’ war
      Jun27

      Ukraine president accuses Russia of doing nothing to end ‘disastrous’ war

      Petro Poroshenko says pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk are under control of Vladimir Putin’s KremlinUkraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of “doing nothing” to end the “disastrous” war in the east of his country, and said that he would decide later on Friday whether to extend a...

      Ukraine extends ceasefire by 12 hours
      Jun27

      Ukraine extends ceasefire by 12 hours

      Deadline moves to 10pm on Friday in apparent attempt to kickstart negotiations with rebels in east of countryUkraine’s national security council has extended Kiev’s ceasefire in the eastof the country by 12 hours in an apparent attempt to jump-start negotiations.The ceasefire, announced by President Petro Poroshenko one week ago, was...

      Ukraine signs a free-trade agreement with Europe in a step towards the west – video
      Jun27

      Ukraine signs a free-trade agreement with Europe in a step towards the west – video

      Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko signs a free-trade agreement with the EU and fellow former Soviet republics Georgia and Moldova on Friday. The former Ukrainian president’s failure to sign the agreement last year led to his ousting after months of protests in Kiev. The agreement has angered Russia, with one adviser to Vladimir...

      Ukrainian rebels release OSCE monitors held for over a month – video
      Jun27

      Ukrainian rebels release OSCE monitors held for over a month – video

      Four monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe are released on Thursday after being detained by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for more than a month. Four international observers remain in custody of the rebels. OSCE observers are in Ukraine to monitor an agreement aimed at de-escalating the crisis in the...

      Battle for Donetsk airport: the story of one Russian fighter
      Jun27

      Battle for Donetsk airport: the story of one Russian fighter

      Evgeny Korolenko was born in the Soviet Union in 1967 and died in Ukraine in 2014. His story sheds light on the lives of those who have crossed the border from Russia to fight and the efforts to cover their tracesAccounts of the conflict in eastern Ukraine differ so wildly that it is often difficult to see through the propaganda and get to the...

      Vladimir Putin’s adviser calls Ukrainian president a ‘Nazi’ as EU deal signed
      Jun27

      Vladimir Putin’s adviser calls Ukrainian president a ‘Nazi’ as EU deal signed

      Sergei Glazyev tells BBC before the signing in Brussels that Petro Poroshenko lacks legitimacy to make the dealA senior adviser to Vladimir Putin has called the Ukranian president a “Nazi” as Ukraine signed an association with the European Union.While mainly an economic deal to set up a free-trade zone between the EU and three former...