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Local Volunteer Groups Lead Effort To Help Ukraine's Displaced Citizens

Published in LifeStyle
Friday, 03 April 2015 08:18

The conflict in Ukraine might have slipped from the headlines recently, but there is still scattered fighting there, despite an official cease-fire.

Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 03:33

Heavy machinegun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire.

Ukraine's Mariupol Holds Its Breath For Next Rebel Move

Published in Politics
Monday, 02 March 2015 14:15

Scanning the sky for incoming artillery fire has become a force of habit for Ukrainian beetroot-seller Svetlana Kumurzhi, who dived under her wooden stall in government-held Mariupol when shells rained down a month ago.

Report To Allege Direct Kremlin Link To Ukraine Invasion

Published in Opinion
Monday, 23 February 2015 17:06

The editor of a leading independent Russian newspaper says he plans this week to publish what purports to be an official Kremlin strategy document outlining Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine.

US and its European Allies are in Talks About Harsher Sanctions Against Moscow

Published in Politics
Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:13

Kerry was speaking after meetings with his British counterpart Philip Hammond in London.

He said among options being considered by Obama was whether to arm Ukrainian forces and to impose deeper sanctions against the Kremlin for breaches of a Feb. 12 European-brokered truce.

Ukraine: Debaltseve Eased Back Into Life After Deadly Week Of Fighting

Published in Politics
Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:57

While the Ukrainian government accused Russia of sending more tanks and troops into the country despite a cease-fire agreement, the few residents who remained in the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve emerged from basements and other refuges on Friday to a Dickensian scene of destruction and gloom.

US Army Talks Tanks As Russia's Hit Ukraine

Published in US
Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:48

In a force that strives to be lighter, more flexible and expeditionary, one might assume heavy armor had fallen out of vogue for the US Army, but not so, according to one of the Army's top modernization officials.

Rebel Fighters, Many of Them Cossacks, Roamed the Streets of Debaltseve: Laughing, Hugging Each Other and Posing for Photos

Published in Politics
Thursday, 19 February 2015 16:10

Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around about half of the key rail hub that has been the focus of weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and government troops. They found all its neighborhoods under the control of rebel fighters.

Putin Latest Victory in Eastern Ukraine is Turning Into a Rout

Published in Politics
Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:58

His forces, including regular Russian army troops, then assaulted the city in brazen violation of a cease-fire.

Leaders Agree To Push Forward With Ukraine Cease-Fire

Published in Politics
Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:53

The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed in a telephone call Thursday on a new push to impose a tattered cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a day after Kiev gave up a strategic rail hub to Russia-backed rebels following days of heavy fighting.

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The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

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