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Ukraine's leaders struggle to deal with mammoth challenges

Kiev - Faced with a pro-Russian uprising in the east, economic collapse and the demands of the protest movement that bought them to power, Ukraine's beleaguered leaders are struggling to stay afloat.
In the Media by Max Delany (AFP) - 1 comment

Ukraine disbands army unit after fiasco push into east

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday disbanded an army unit that lost six armoured vehicles to pro-Russian militants, as Kiev's military reeled from a disastrous attempt to oust separatists in its eastern regions.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Russia's Lavrov announces deal to 'de-escalate tensions' in Ukraine

Geneva - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday announced a deal had been reached with Ukraine, the United States and the European Union to "de-escalate" dangerously high tensions in the former Soviet republic.
In the Media by AFP

Putin admits Russian troops in Crimea during referendum

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted for the first time that Russian soldiers were present on the Crimean peninsula before and during the referendum that backed rule from Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

Putin says Ukraine risks abyss, dialogue only solution

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country towards the abyss but said that dialogue was the only way out of the intensifying crisis.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine troops kill pro-Russia militants ahead of key talks

Geneva - Ukrainian troops killed three pro-Russian militants in the country's tense southeast early Thursday, just hours ahead of key talks in Geneva seeking to ease the escalating crisis in the former Soviet republic.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux in Geneva and Stephane Orjollet in Kiev (AFP)

Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital

Beirut - An Italian ex-senator and ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who was arrested in Lebanon at the weekend was hospitalised in Beirut on Wednesday, his lawyer said.
In the Media by AFP

Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence

Tiraspol - Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions.
In the Media by Anatol Golea, Isabelle Wesselingh (AFP)

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

Brussels - NATO said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine and take further action if needed.
In the Media by Bryan McManus (AFP)

Ukraine upends Poland's EU election campaign

Warsaw - The Ukraine crisis has shifted Poland's campaign for next month's European elections, boosting the governing centre-right party's chances as its prime minister reassures voters nervous about Russia's next move.
In the Media by Bernard Osser (AFP)
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