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  • Rebels down Ukraine army plane on eve of Poroshenko’s swearing-in

    June 6, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army plane as fighting raged in the eastern town of Slaviansk on Friday, a day before the inauguration of pro-European billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's president.

    Slaviansk has been at the heart of a two-month...

  • As Ukraine moves on rebel stronghold, residents live with sound of shelling

    June 5, 2014 | 3:53 pm

    Only one of the Ukrainian army checkpoints encircling the separatist stronghold of Slaviansk, where a military operation was in its third day on Thursday, was letting traffic through – most on its way out.

    Beyond it, the sporadic boom of heavy artillery shelling in the northern...

  • Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine town, residents flee

    June 4, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons on Wednesday in a second day of fighting in and around Slaviansk, forcing many residents to flee.

    The Kiev government, trying to break rebellions by pro-Russia militias, said over 300 rebels had...

  • Ukraine army targets separatists in new offensive in east

    June 3, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine for the second straight day on Tuesday as the army rolled out an offensive against pro-Russia separatists holding the city of Slaviansk, with dead and wounded on both sides, the Ukrainian government said.

    Rebels in the town, a fiercely separatist...

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  • U.S. journalist held by east Ukraine militants

    April 22, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Separatists in Ukraine said they were holding an American-Israeli journalist.

    Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, is now working for pro-Russian, secessionist militia in the town of Sloviansk, separatists leader Vyacheslav Ponomarev told reporters on Tuesday, the Russian...

  • Ukraine president demands action in east after politician killed

    April 22, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Ukraine's acting president called for the relaunch of an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country on Tuesday after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.

    Oleksander Turchinov said in a statement that "brutally tortured"...

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