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6 pro-Russian rebels killed, 3 Ukrainian troops injured in Sloviansk

6 pro-Russian rebels killed, 3 Ukrainian troops injured in Sloviansk

June 04, – Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine have taken two government bases in battles around Luhansk, seizing quantities of ammunition and explosives from a border guards post and taking another installation after National Guard forces ran out of ammunition. Officials said in a statement Wednesday that six militants were killed and three Ukrainian servicemen […]

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Ukraine says five pro-Russian insurgents killed in border battle

Ukraine says five pro-Russian insurgents killed in border battle

June 02, – At least five pro-Russia rebels were killed and another eight injured after they attempted to storm a military base in Ukraine close to the border with Russia. The separatists ambushed a guard post near the city of Luhansk early Monday morning. About 100 gunmen took part in the original offensive, with some […]

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Scenes of horror, Turkish police leave protesters bloodied on Gezi anniversary

Scenes of horror, Turkish police leave protesters bloodied on Gezi anniversary

June 01, – Police detained some demonstrators while CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal was speaking to the journalists on İstiklal Avenue in Taksim on May 31. Minutes after the incident, police started to attack with tear gas and water cannon on İstiklal Avenue. Turkey was on alert on the first anniversary of the massive Gezi protests May […]

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Turkey: Over 100 arrested, 15 injured as protesters mark 1 year after Gezi Park

Turkey: Over 100 arrested, 15 injured as protesters mark 1 year after Gezi Park

May 31, – Turkish police have shot tear gas at protesters, more than 100 have been detained 15 were injured during demonstrations Saturday marking the one-year anniversary of Gezi Park and Taksim Square mass protests in Istanbul last year, Turkey’s Human Rights Association (İHD) said. 25,000 officers have been dispatched to quash the protest. Several hundred people had […]

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Turkey: Police shut Istanbul park, beefs up security on protest anniversary day

Turkey: Police shut Istanbul park, beefs up security on protest anniversary day

May 31, – Turkish police on Saturday shut Gezi Park, the Istanbul square at the center of mass demonstrations in 2013, to prevent any efforts to mark the anniversary of the biggest anti-government protests in decades. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who was the target of many protesters’ ire last year, warned people to stay out […]

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Ukraine army will push on with offensive against rebels, says defense minister

Ukraine army will push on with offensive against rebels, says defense minister

May 30, – Ukraine’s acting defense minister vowed to continue its operations in the east, a day after pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter near the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing at least 12 servicemen. It was the deadliest loss of life for government troops since 18 were killed on May 22 around […]

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French students stage protest rally to ‘save democracy’ from far-right

French students stage protest rally to ‘save democracy’ from far-right

May 29, – Thousands of students rallied across France Thursday to protest against the anti-immigration National Front party, whose historic success in EU polls they said threatened democracy. Waving banners that read “No to the National Front”, and “Wake up, France,” demonstrators rallied in Lyon, in the east of the country, as well as in […]

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Ukrainian Army Helicopter Shot Down by Rebels, Killing 14, Including General

Ukrainian Army Helicopter Shot Down by Rebels, Killing 14, Including General

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president. After weeks of accusations from Kiev of Russian involvement in the uprising, a rebel leader in the […]

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine: The deadly aftermath of the battle for Donetsk airport

Ukraine: The deadly aftermath of the battle for Donetsk airport

May 28, – On a day when at least 40 people were killed in eastern Ukraine, a Russian and Ukrainian official traded accusations. “What we keep asking and demanding from Russia: ‘Stop feeding terrorism and separatism in Ukraine,’” Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.N. Yuriy Sergeyev told. Those separatists, Russian Senator Andrey Klimov also told Amanpour, […]

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Over 50 pro-Russian rebels killed in biggest Ukraine government assault

Over 50 pro-Russian rebels killed in biggest Ukraine government assault

May 28, – Ukrainian aircraft and paratroopers killed more than 50 pro-Russian rebels in an assault that raged into a second day on Tuesday after a newly elected president vowed to crush the revolt in the east once and for all. The unprecedented offensive throws a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has said […]

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