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Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports

Russia announced on Saturday a decree recognising such passports and other documents, a move Kiev called a "provocation".

Feb 20, 2017, 17:51 PM IST

Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine

A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilise an already fragile ceasefire.

Oct 17, 2016, 16:55 PM IST

Russia running `shadow government` for east Ukraine: Report

Russia is running a "shadow government" in rebel-held territories of eastern Ukraine under the control of the FSB intelligence service, German newspaper Bild reported Wednesday, citing minutes from

Mar 31, 2016, 05:19 AM IST

Ukraine wants UN Security Council to visit war zone

Ukraine and Russia reached a ceasefire deal brokered by France and Germany in the Belarus capital of Minsk last February, but sporadic clashes still take place. 

Feb 05, 2016, 07:50 AM IST

One soldier killed in clashes in rebel east Ukraine

One Ukrainian soldier was killed in clashes in the country's east, the military said on Sunday, as fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists intensifies after weeks of relative calm.

Nov 15, 2015, 20:18 PM IST

Ukraine rebels say MSF banned for 'espionage'

Medics with the Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation were kicked out of Donetsk region.

Oct 26, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

'MH17 shot down by Russian-made BUK missile'

The report rejects Moscow's contention that the plane was hit by a missile fired by Ukrainian troops.

Oct 13, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

Poroshenko says Russia threat to `entire democratic world`

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Friday of challenging the "entire democratic world" by annexing Crimea and allegedly arming separatist rebels in the east of his ex-Soviet state.

Sep 11, 2015, 13:45 PM IST

Truce upheld for first time in war-torn eastern Ukraine: President

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that the Western-backed truce signed in Minsk in February had been respected this week for the first time, despite pro-Russian rebels claiming a civilian had been killed.

Sep 05, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Ukrainian leader says Russia sent 3 military convoys to rebel east

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday accused Russia of this week sending three military convoys over the border into the separatist-controlled east.

Aug 24, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Ukraine battles pro-Russian rebels for access to key port

Ukraine on Wednesday reported intense battles with pro-Russian insurgents near the last major government stronghold in the former Soviet country`s separatist east.

Aug 13, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

Ukraine reports heavy tank battle with pro-Russians rebels

 Ukraine on Monday said it had repelled a rare tank assault by pro-Russian rebels that threatened to erase a shaky ceasefire and dangerously escalate the 16-month war in its breakaway east.

Aug 10, 2015, 19:46 PM IST

Ukraine says one soldier killed in clashes in separatist east

Ukraine on Saturday reported the death of one soldier as clashes with pro-Russian separatists continue in the country's war-torn east despite a shaky truce.

Aug 08, 2015, 18:29 PM IST

4 killed ahead of new Ukraine peace talks

 Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in widespread clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came only hours ahead of fresh talks on ending the 15-month separatist revolt.

Aug 03, 2015, 21:02 PM IST

Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are internationally monitored.

Aug 01, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

Four civilians reported killed in Ukraine fighting

Four civilians were killed in intense shelling attacks between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-torn state, officials from both sides said today.

Jul 30, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

Ceasefire brings limited respite for east Ukrainians

 Natalya Brazhnikova goes to sell bread each day at a badly charred market on the outskirts of Donetsk in east Ukraine despite the risk of shelling and gunfire.

Jul 21, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Ukrainian military, Russian separatists accuse each other of shelling in Donetsk

Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have indulged in a blame game accusing each other of shelling in central areas of Donetsk.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

New footage of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight emerges

 A new footage emerged on Friday reportedly showing pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last year in eastern Ukraine after they realised they had shot down a commercial airliner.

Jul 17, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Ukraine leader lays out vision of new war-time constitution

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday proposed constitutional changes designed to give broader powers to the regions, but failed to address the demands of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist east.

Jul 01, 2015, 21:21 PM IST