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Ukraine says building bridges with Trump

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko insisted Wednesday he was building bridges with US counterpart Donald Trump amid growing dismay over the unravelling of the latest bid to still fighting in the country's east.

Ukraine accuses rebels of breaking truce as Western concern rises

Donetsk - Ukraine's military on Monday accused pro-Moscow rebels of breaking a new ceasefire deal barely hours after it came into effect, as Western powers warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet state.

Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forces

Lugansk - Ukraine's Russian-backed insurgents on Friday accused a top official in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of aiding Kiev's forces in the 34-month war.

Ukraine declares state of energy emergency

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers.

Ukraine's economy grows nearly 5%

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday its economy expanded at a surprisingly fast pace of nearly five percent in the fourth quarter as it continued its steady climb out of a two-year recession.

Two years since peace deal, war simmers in Ukraine

Kiev - Two years have passed since the signing of a deal aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but the bloody conflict has rumbled on -- at the cost of another 5,000 lives.

The Ukraine conflict: Five things to know

Kiev - The war between Kiev and Moscow-backed rebels has killed more than 10,000 people, rattled eastern Europe and plunged relations between the West and Russia to post-Cold War lows.

Ukraine's rebel region bids farewell to slain warlord

Donetsk - Thousands of Ukrainians stood in line with flowers on Friday in the separatist fiefdom of Donetsk to bid farewell to a field commander who was slain in a rocket attack on his office.

Key Ukraine rebel commander killed in 'act of terror'

Donetsk - A military chief of a self-proclaimed Russian-backed republic in eastern Ukraine was killed in an "act of terror" Wednesday, the latest victim of a string of similar attacks, local authorities said.

Op-Ed: Both sides blame each other for clashes in eastern Ukraine

Both the pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian authorities accuse each other of carrying out frontline artillery attacks in eastern Ukraine resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.

Trump tells Poroshenko he will try to bring peace to Ukraine

Avdiyivka - US President Donald Trump told Ukraine's leader on Saturday that he would work with Kiev and Moscow to try to end the bloodshed in the European Union's backyard.

Trump to speak to Poroshenko as Ukraine unrest surges

Avdiyivka - US President Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine's leader on Saturday as a surge in fighting killed dozens refocusing world attention on the conflict in Europe's backyard.

Music drowns out shelling in Ukraine flashpoint town

Avdiyivka - As artillery fire echoes throughout the flashpoint Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, the sound of guitar and violin music fills the apartment where the Savkevich family are hunkered down.

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Avdiyivka - Ukraine's president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a frontline town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives.

NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as death toll hits 19

Avdiyivka - The head of NATO warned on Wednesday that Ukraine faced its worst violence "in a long time" as global alarm rang out over a spike in bloodshed that has killed 19 people in the European Union's backyard.

Ukraine clashes rage for third day, sparking EU concern

- Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels were on Tuesday locked in fighting for a third straight day at a flashpoint town that left thousands shivering without power and sparked renewed EU concern about security in its backyard.

Clashes in Ukraine flashpoint town rage for third day

- Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels clashed heavily for a third straight day at a flashpoint town Tuesday while thousands of locals remained without power after a deadly surge in fighting.

Deadly fighting surges in Ukraine despite truce

Ukraine - A sudden surge in clashes between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels killed at least seven people on Monday despite a tattered truce in Ukraine's war-scarred east.

Six killed in surge of Ukraine fighting

- A surge in clashes between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels despite a supposed truce left at six people dead on Monday in Ukraine's war-scarred east.

Lithuanian lawmaker wants Kaliningrad returned to EU

Kaliningrad - Linas Balsys, a Lithuanian lawmaker suggests that the European Union should be seriously considering how it can take back the small region of Kaliningrad that is now part of Russia and "return" it to Europe.
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