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Rebels kill 23 Ukraine troops, shredding truce hopes

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:29

Ukraine`s military reported losing 23 servicemen in clashes across the separatist east that threatened to shatter slim Western hopes of a truce in Europe`s deadliest conflict in decades.

Militants shell eastern Ukraine airport

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:48

Pro-Russian militants shelled eastern Ukrainian city Donetsk`s airport, a media report said Friday.

Ukraine forces clash with rebels around major airport

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:59

Intense battles raged on Friday around the airport in the main stronghold of pro-Kremlin insurgents as Ukraine`s new leader laid out tough terms for a ceasefire demanded by his European allies and Russia.

Ukraine rebel commander says will not pull out of Donetsk

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 01:26

An enigmatic Russian leading separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk made a rare appearance in public on Thursday to say he would not abandon the city though he defended his decision to pull out of the stronghold of Slaviansk.

Ukraine readies plan to take back lost territory, rebels defiant

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:36

Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but rebels defiantly reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight.

3 bridges blown up in Ukraine to block rebel city

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:54

Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown up today -- an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by government forces on the rebel-held stronghold.

Retreating rebels dig in around Ukraine coal hub

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:08

Retreating pro-Russian insurgents dug on Monday in Ukraine`s sprawling industrial hub of Donetsk after government forces scored a string of morale-boosting victories in the bloody battle for the future of the country.

Ukraine regains four more eastern cities

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:49

Ukrainian troops regained control of four more eastern cities, senior officials said Sunday.

Pro-Russia rebels regroup to fight on in Ukraine

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 20:46

Pro-Russian insurgents driven out of their stronghold in eastern Ukraine have converged on the city of Donetsk.

Ukrainian troops force out pro-Russian separatists - Interfax citing rebel leader

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 02:20

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine were forced to leave positions along their northern front by a government offensive, a leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic was quoted as saying on Saturday by news agency Interfax.

Pro-Russian rebels pull back as Ukrainan forces recapture separatist stronghold

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 18:45

Resurgent government forces today hoisted the Ukrainian flag over pro-Russian rebels` main stronghold after a devastating shelling assault that levelled much of the city but delivered Kiev its biggest success of the campaign.

Pressure for talks mounts as shelling rumbles on in Ukraine

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:58

Ukraine reshuffled top defence posts on Thursday as fighting raged on between government forces and pro-Russian rebels amid mounting diplomatic pressure to agree to talks on a new ceasefire.