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Twelve people, including seven civilians, killed in east Ukraine

Kiev - Twelve people, including seven civilians, were killed in the past 24 hours in clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, officials said Friday.

Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions

Minsk - Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe are set to hold fresh peace talks Friday in a bid to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels, with tensions running high after the EU hit Moscow with more sanctions.

Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

Moscow - A mother of seven has been accused of treason for calling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements in the latest sign of Moscow attempting to cover up its intervention in its neighbouring state.

Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire

Verbovka - Wheeling suitcases and hauling bags, residents of Svitlodarsk peered into a bus departing from this heavily shelled east Ukrainian town. "Is there still room?" one woman asked, anxious to send her teenage son to safety.

EU to expand Russia blacklist, ready for more measures over Ukraine

Brussels - The EU agreed Thursday to add new names to a sanctions blacklist over Russia's involvement in Ukraine and will start work on possible further measures, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

New Ukraine peace talks to take place Friday

Minsk - Belarus said that a new round of Ukrainian peace negotiations involving the warring sides and overseen by European and Russian envoys would be held on Friday in Minsk.

Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War

Moscow - The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday accused the United States of drawing Russia into a new Cold War and said he feared hostilities could escalate into armed conflict.

EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine

Brussels - EU foreign ministers will add names to a blacklist of individuals sanctioned over the Ukraine crisis when they meet Thursday but stop short of new measures targeting Russia's economy, sources said.

Greece-EU clash spreads to Russia sanctions

Brussels - Greece has created a new headache for the EU by questioning sanctions against Russia over Ukraine but is unlikely to block them for fear of harming its own debt negotiations, analysts and sources say.

Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

Kiev - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko appealed to Russia's Vladimir Putin while Washington threatened tougher measures should Moscow fail to rein in separatists mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.

U.S. threatens tougher action against Russia over Ukraine

Kiev - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday that Washington was ready to increase sanctions on Russia over its actions in war-torn Ukraine.

EU threatens new Russia sanctions over Ukraine violence

Brussels - European Union leaders on Tuesday threatened new sanctions against Russia over a bloody offensive by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian rebels, the latest bid to pressure a defiant President Vladimir Putin.

Attack on Ukraine's Mariupol targeted civilians: UN

New York - A rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol that killed 30 people at the weekend deliberately targeted civilians and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, a senior UN official said Monday.

Russian riot police raid Crimean Tatar TV channel

Moscow - Masked Russian riot police on Monday raided the office of a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, a minority ethnic group in Crimea that opposed Moscow's seizure of the peninsula from Ukraine last year.

Putin brands Ukraine army a NATO proxy as fighting flares

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Monday ridiculed the Ukrainian army as NATO's "foreign legion", ignoring Western pressure on the Kremlin to rein in a pro-Russian insurgency that has gone on the offensive across eastern Ukraine.

Shelling briefly traps 500 miners in east Ukraine

Donetsk - Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine's war-torn east were briefly trapped underground on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit an electricity substation.

Ukraine rebel offensive marks dangerous new stage in conflict

Kiev - A major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels allegedly backed by Russia has marked a dangerous new stage in the nine-month conflict and dashed hopes for a truce, pressuring Western nations to act.

Ukrainian port city divided after deadly rocket attack

Mariupol - Outside the church a day after a barrage of rocket fire killed 30 people in this Ukrainian port city, the war-torn region's divisions were on full display.

More than nine months of bloodshed in Ukraine

Kiev - Tension is again mounting in Ukraine after a weekend rocket assault on the strategic government-held port city of Mariupol that left 30 dead and 95 injured, as separatists threatened a new offensive.

Lavrov blames upsurge in Ukraine fighting on Kiev troops

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were "constantly" shelling towns.

Not by bread alone: Russians urged to go without for Putin

Moscow - Eat less, use beetroot instead of lipstick, swap French lingerie for Russian-made cotton panties and remember that hardships are a test from God.

UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after deadly clashes

Kiev - The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting Monday on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30 and threatened to open up a new front in the war.

Pressure mounts on Russia as Ukraine rebels launch bloody offensive

Mariupol - World leaders on Sunday ramped up pressure on Moscow to stop pro-Kremlin rebels from pursuing a major new Ukrainian offensive after rockets killed 30 people in a strategic government-held port.

Seventy years on, a 'Soviet' liberator of Auschwitz remembers

Moscow - It was the silence, the smell of ashes and the boundless surrounding expanse that struck Soviet soldier Ivan Martynushkin when his unit arrived in January 1945 to liberate the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Ukraine rebels vow new offensive as rockets kill 30

Mariupol - Pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine announced a major new offensive after heavy rocket fire killed at least 30 people in the government-held port of Mariupol, sparking international calls for Moscow to stop backing the separatists.

EU, NATO call on Russia to end support of Ukraine rebels

Brussels - The EU and NATO called on Russia to end its support for rebels in Ukraine, with Brussels mulling an emergency meeting after at least 30 people were killed in the port of Mariupol in a major escalation of the fighting.

Rockets fired on Ukraine's Mariupol from rebel territory: OSCE

Kiev - Heavy rockets that killed at least 30 people on Saturday in Ukraine's government-held port of Mariupol were fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, international monitors said.

Rebel leader announces launch of assault on Ukraine's Mariupol

Kiev - A top pro-Russian rebel on Saturday announced the launch of a major offensive on Ukraine's government-held port of Mariupol, confirming responsibility for rocket fire that killed at least 20 people.

Ukraine rebels announce new offensive as rockets kill 30

Mariupol - Pro-Kremlin rebels announced a major new offensive on Saturday after Grad rocket fire killed at least 30 people in a strategic government-held Ukrainian port linking separatist territory with Russian-occupied Crimea.

EU tells Moscow to 'assume its responsibility' in Ukraine war

Brussels - The European Union called Friday on Moscow to "assume its responsibility" in ending the separatist war in Ukraine.
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