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Ravaged east Ukraine village reveals cost of war

Ukraine - A stuffed toy horse hanging from a gate reminds visitors that the war-ravaged eastern Ukraine village of Logvinove, now held by pro-Russian separatists, was once bustling with life.

Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, four dead

Kiev - Four people were killed and 20 injured when a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-controlled town in eastern Ukraine, local officials said Thursday.

Kolomoisky, the ruthless oligarch key to peace in Ukraine

Kiev - Sacked regional governor Igor Kolomoisky is one of Ukraine's richest men with a sprawling business empire whose ruthless methods are admired, feared and denounced in equal measures, making him one of the war-hit country's key players.

Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, three dead

Kiev - At least three people were killed and six injured in eastern Ukraine when a passenger bus hit a landmine in the government-controlled town of Artemivsk, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, a police official told AFP...

Ukraine receives first batch of U.S. Humvees

Kiev - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday took delivery of ten U.S. armoured vehicles, two days after American lawmakers voted to urge President Barack Obama to provide "lethal" aid to Kiev.

Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor.

Ukraine president dismisses powerful oligarch as regional governor

Kiev - Ukraine's president has dismissed a powerful oligarch from his post as regional governor in a showdown exposing the high-level internal conflicts of a nation already battling pro-Russian separatists.

On Ukraine frontline, villagers scramble over bombed bridge

Ukraine - Having trudged 15 kilometres, 75-year-old Stanislav faces a daunting climb as he leaves the war-torn eastern Ukrainian village of Stanytsya Luganska, whose bridge was wrecked by a bomb blast last week.

Son of ousted Ukraine leader said to have drowned in car accident

Kiev - The 33-year-old son of toppled ex-Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych has died, his former party said Monday, after his car apparently fell through ice on Russia's Lake Baikal.

In Ukraine, some Russians take up arms against Putin

Odessa - When Andrei Krasilnikov hugged his wife good-bye last week and climbed onto a bus to take him back to the frontline in eastern Ukraine, his motive was typical of those fighting for Kiev -- to defend his family and future from what he perceives as Russi...

Artillery rocks Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk despite truce

Donetsk - Artillery fire rocked the outskirts of the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Donetsk on Sunday in the latest clashes to rattle an internationally-brokered ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev.

Three killed as clashes rumble on in east Ukraine

Kiev - Two Ukrainian soldiers and one civilian were killed in the country's rebel-held east as clashes rattled an official truce aimed at ending nearly a year of fighting, Kiev and separatists said Saturday.

Three rebels dead as clashes intensify near key Ukrainian port

Ukraine - Three pro-Russian separatists have been killed in fresh clashes near the strategic Ukrainian-held port of Mariupol despite a shaky truce aimed at ending nearly a year of fighting, rebels said on Friday.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.

Mystery bombings muddy waters in Ukraine's divided port city

Odessa - Alina Radchenko lost track after about the 15th bombing in Odessa, where she runs a volunteer centre to support battalions fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east.

Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

Kiev - Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce.

Three killed in Ukraine as lawmakers adopt law on status of rebel east

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday adopted two bills enshrining greater autonomy for areas controlled by pro-Russian rebels, in line with a peace deal that continues to be marred by deadly skirmishes.

Ukraine unveils draft bills on rebel autonomy

Kiev - Ukraine on Monday said it will vote this week on bills granting separatist areas in the east special status in line with a February peace deal, as one soldier died in continuing sporadic clashes.

Crimea fetes a year of Russian rule

Sevastopol - Russia on Monday kicked off three days of celebrations in Crimea to mark a year since it annexed the peninsula in a historic shift blasted by the West and Ukraine as an illegal takeover.

Ukraine leader says truce deal 'not working'

Kiev - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko slammed a month-old peace deal with pro-Russian rebels as "not working" Sunday as a pro-government militia member was killed in continuing clashes.
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