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300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces- US Army

300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces- US Army

Apr 17, – The troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday in Yavoriv, western Ukraine, to spend six months training three battalions of Ukrainian troops, said the statement dated Thursday. About 300 US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard which is fighting pro-Russian rebels in the […]

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Sep 12, – The transfer took place in the dark outside of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk under the watch of international observers. In the dead of night, Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged 67 prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine, part of a cease-fire deal that […]

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat

Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat

Sep 01, – The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the fast-escalating crisis opened in the Belarussian capital Minsk behind closed doors, attended by government, separatist and Russian envoys. Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a […]

September 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Aug 29, – Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow of lying about its role and dangerously escalating the conflict. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by […]

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