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Hunger strike Ukraine pilot 'being transferred' to Russian hospital

Moscow - Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has resumed her hunger strike and is withering away, her lawyer said on Monday, adding that authorities planned to transfer her to a Russian civilian hospital.

Pro-Putin bikers heading for Berlin barred at Polish border

- Ten pro-Kremlin bikers on a controversial ride to Berlin to celebrate Soviet victory in World War II were on Monday denied entry into Poland at the Belarusian border, Polish border guards said.

Ukraine seeks EU help as shelling blazes in east

Kiev - European leaders on Monday resisted Ukraine's demands for peacekeepers to stabilise its war-torn east, as monitors reported a surge in shelling near a strategic government-held city.

Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: Reports

Frankfurt - Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform German airlines, local media reported on Sunday.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

Ukraine - Ukrainians on Sunday marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

Putin says 'no regrets' over Crimea annexation

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast Sunday to mark 15 years in power, said he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea as it overturned "a historical injustice.

Embattled Ukraine fights for debt deal on financial front

Kiev - As government troops face off against pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine is also manoeuvring on the financial front, scrambling to stave off disaster by renegotiating its foreign debts.

Pro-Kremlin bikers ride for Berlin defying bans from Germany, Poland

Moscow - Dozens of bikers from pro-Kremlin gang the Night Wolves on Saturday set off on a ride to Berlin ahead of the anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders.

Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning WWII victory ride

Varsovia - Poland on Friday said it had denied entry to a Russian biker gang backed by the Kremlin that plans to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's role in the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.

Putin calls on Hollande to mend fences amid Ukraine conflict

Yerevan - President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on French leader Francois Hollande to restore ties after a year of tensions over Ukraine as the two leaders met on the sidelines of genocide commemorations in Armenia.

U.S. army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops

Yavoriv - U.S. paratrooper Gregory Crocker is giving a group of Ukrainian soldiers lesson one in dealing with an unexploded bomb: don't touch it until the experts arrive.

Ukrainians see rebel colours in Elle magazine cover

Kiev - Women's magazine Elle has angered patriotic Ukrainians by putting on its front page the US actress Michelle Williams dressed in the colours of the pro-Russian separatist movement that their government is fighting.

OSCE says little point expanding Ukraine mission at present

Vienna - The chief OSCE monitor in eastern Ukraine said Thursday there was little point increasing the size of its mission while its access to conflict areas remains restricted, saying the situation remains "fragile".

Dutch expert fired after showing MH17 victim photos

Den Haag - A Dutch expert helping to identify victims from last year's MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine has been fired after showing photographs of the dead at a public lecture, the government said Thursday.

Dutch investigators recover human remains from MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered "many" more body parts and pieces of wreckage after resuming their search at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine, the Netherlands said Wednesday.

Pro-Putin movement launches cartoon weekly to mock West

Moscow - A group of supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched a satirical weekly with anti-Western cartoons and verses, calling it an answer to France's "Charlie Hebdo" magazine.

Ukraine soldier killed by rebels: Army

Kiev - A Ukrainian soldier was killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east, the army said Tuesday, its first fatality in nearly a week as shelling rumbled on despite a ceasefire deal.

US starts training Ukrainians to fight pro-Russia forces

Yavoriv - US paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian government forces who will fight pro-Russian separatists in the east, angering Moscow as the deadly conflict rumbles on in the ex-Soviet country.

OSCE chief urges Ukraine rivals to seize 'good chance for peace'

Vilnius - The OSCE chief said Monday a truce was holding in a key village in eastern Ukraine and urged the warring sides to "embrace a good chance for peace" in the region.

Kiev lists Russian military units allegedly in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukraine's army chief of staff on Saturday listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kiev alongside pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Lenin statues toppled in government-held east Ukraine

Kharkiv - Masked men have toppled several statues of the Soviet leader Lenin in eastern Ukraine, authorities said Saturday, in a fresh show of anti-Russian sentiment as Kiev battles pro-Moscow separatists.

U.S. troops on Ukrainian soil could reignite fighting: Moscow

Moscow - Russia on Friday warned that the arrival of U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels could reignite the conflict, leading to mass bloodshed.

Museum or memory lane? Kiev mulls memorial to Maidan victims

Kiev - Confident and cheery in priestly black robes, 21-year-old seminarian Oleg is on duty in the small wooden chapel built a year ago above the Maidan, the scene of deadly protests in Kiev last year that shaped Ukraine's history.

US troops in Ukraine to train forces fighting pro-Russia rebels

Kiev - Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels, the US army said Friday, a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country.

Dutch team finds more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible, the Netherlands announced on Thursday.

Russian defence chiefs blame U.S. for global security risks

Moscow - Top Russian defence officials lashed out at the United States Thursday, accusing it of undermining global security by funding revolutions and expanding NATO in a bid to contain Russia.

Pro-Russia journalist gunned down in Ukraine

Kiev - A pro-Russian journalist was shot dead in Ukraine's capital Thursday, leading Kiev to brand the latest murders of pro-Moscow figures an enemy "provocation".

Ukraine resort town crumbles under frontline shells

Ukraine - A year ago, the building housed a children's seaside camp, but now a two-metre blast hole gapes in its whitewashed wall.

Another ally of Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych found dead

Kiev - A former Ukraine deputy was shot dead in Kiev Wednesday, the fourth ally of ousted pro-Moscow ex-president Viktor Yanukovych to die in suspicious circumstances in the past two months.

Army unmoved as Ukraine villagers plead for guns to go

Berdyansk - Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine's eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw.
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