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Ukraine truce under pressure as Europe raises Russia fears

Ukraine truce under pressure as Europe raises Russia fears

A three-day-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was under pressure on Thursday after three government soldiers were killed, while European nations raised new fears about Russia's unprecedented military build-up.

   December 11, 2014 - 19:42 GMT

Pro-Russian rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine: Interfax

MOSCOW Reuters - Pro-Russian separatists have started pulling back artillery from positions in the southern part of their Donetsk separatist region in east Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax quoted a separatist leader as saying on Thursday.

   December 11, 2014 - 09:47 GMT
Porto draws 1-1 with Shakhtar in Champs League

Porto draws 1-1 with Shakhtar in Champs League

PORTO, Portugal - Vincent Aboubakar scored a late equalizer to grab a 1-1 draw for FC Porto against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in their last Champions League Group H match, a game that was a formality as both clubs were already sure of a place in the knockout round.

   December 10, 2014 - 22:08 GMT
Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with Ukrainian rebel flag

Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with Ukrainian rebel flag

MOSCOW Reuters - Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, one of the biggest names in international opera, has stirred controversy by posing with the flag of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels and making a donation to the opera house in the separatists' main stronghold, Donetsk.

   December 09, 2014 - 20:19 GMT

Austria unhappy over diva's outreach to Donetsk

VIENNA - Opera star Anna Netrebko says she does not want to get involved in Ukraine's politics.

   December 09, 2014 - 14:19 GMT
One civilian killed, one wounded in shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk

One civilian killed, one wounded in shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine Reuters - Shells struck a residential district of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, killing a pensioner and injuring his wife.

   December 05, 2014 - 13:09 GMT
Ukraine rebel says residential areas used as cover

Ukraine rebel says residential areas used as cover

DONETSK, Ukraine - A leading military separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has admitted that rebels have mounted rocket attacks against government troops from within residential areas, but says efforts are being undertaken to halt the practice.

   December 04, 2014 - 17:49 GMT

Videos show rockets being launched next to apartment complex in Ukraine

Videos posted on social media sites show a series of rockets being launched near an apartment complex in the war-torn city of Donetsk, Ukraine.

   December 02, 2014 - 02:14 GMT

Truce declared in battle for Ukraine airport

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian security officials say a cease-fire has been declared in the fight for the airport in the separatist rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

   December 01, 2014 - 18:21 GMT
Ukraine says Russian special forces involved in attacks on airport in east

Ukraine says Russian special forces involved in attacks on airport in east

KIEV Reuters - The Ukrainian military accused Russian special forces on Monday of taking part in attacks on the strategically important Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has intensified in recent days despite a September ceasefire deal.

   December 01, 2014 - 12:19 GMT
War-hit Ukraine schools turns to Web for education

War-hit Ukraine schools turns to Web for education

DONETSK, Ukraine - Like most children his age, Denis Akimov spends hours daily on his computer surfing the Internet. It isn't just for fun.

   December 01, 2014 - 10:48 GMT
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