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Ukraine: Bonfire triggers World War I bomb at honeymoon party injuring the bride and killing her brother

A honeymoon party accidentally triggered a buried World War I bomb at a campsite in Ukraine, seriously injuring the bride and killing two others. It took place in the Carpathian Mountains where Norbert Varga and Lidiia Makarchuk were celebrating their marriage with their friends and family, the Daily Mail reported. The couple and ten others, […]

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Aide to the Ukrainian President survives an assassination attempt

Top adviser to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky survived an apparent assassination attempt. Serhiy Shefir’s car was struck with bullets as he left his home south of the capital Kyiv on Wednesday. His driver was wounded. President Zelensky promised a strong response against the perpetrators. It is not known who carried out the shooting and […]

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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in attack with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Donetsk region

Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 10 others wounded in the country’s war-torn east as clashes tick back up, the army said on Sunday. Over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian separatists fired at Ukrainian positions using large-calibre artillery, grenade launchers and drones, the military said in a statement. Most of the attacks took place […]

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‘Russia shouldn’t use Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon’: Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office, told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky she understood his concerns over the Nord Stream 2 project. Mr Zelensky opposes the pipeline, which he […]

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Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarusian exile group who went missing in Ukraine has been found dead

The head of a group helping people who have fled Belarus has been found dead near his home in neighbouring Ukraine. Vitaly Shishov’s body was found hanged in a park in Kyiv, a day after he failed to return from a jog. Police have opened a murder inquiry. Police said they were investigating whether he […]

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Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarusian exile group has reportedly gone missing in Ukraine

The head of an organisation helping Belarusians fleeing abroad has gone missing in Ukraine. Vitaly Shishov, head of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was reported missing by his partner after failing to return from a jog, Reuters news agency quoted police as saying. His organisation said a search of the area in which Mr […]

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Ukraine’s proposal to make female soldier March in high heels sparks outrage

Ukrainian defence ministry’s proposal to have female soldiers march in high heels instead of army boots in a parade next month have caused angry reactions. Irina Gerashchenko, an opposition member of parliament, said it was sexism, not equality. Ukraine is preparing to stage a military parade on 24 August to mark 30 years of independence […]

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Russia still has 100,000 troops near its borders with Ukraine and annexed Crimea, Ukraine claims

Russia still has about 100,000 soldiers deployed near its western border with Ukraine and in annexed Crimea despite Moscow announcing a publicised military pullback last month, head of Ukraine’s state security service, Ivan Bakanov, said. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday accused Russia of having failed to fully withdraw military hardware and troops from the […]

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Russian soldiers at Ukrainian border asked to return to their bases

Russia has decided to pull back some of the troops it sent close to Ukraine’s border. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered a number of units to return back to their bases. The European Union estimated a build of over 100,000 Russian soldiers near the border as well as in Crimea, which was seized […]

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Germany, France should mediate talks between Russia and Ukraine: Ukraine’s Zelensky proposes

Amid tensions between NATO-backed Ukraine and Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also attended part of the meeting via a conference call. Recent weeks had seen a flare-up of the conflict provoked by the February 2014 NATO-backed coup in Ukraine, in which Washington […]

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Russia detains Ukraine’s consulate general for ‘spying’ after catching him ‘red handed’

Russia detained Ukraine’s consulate general for ‘spying’ as tensions between the two nations escalated even further. Ukrainian diplomat Oleksandr Sosonyuk is accused of receiving classified information from law enforcement agency databases, according to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The spying claims come amid high tension between the two ex-Soviet countries with fears the situation could […]

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‘If Russia crosses the red line, then it will have to suffer’: Ukraine warns Moscow

Ukraine’s foreign minister has accused Russia of flagrantly threatening Ukraine with destruction as fears continue to rise over a possible escalation of hostilities in the country’s conflict-stricken east. Fighting has intensified in recent weeks in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists since April 2014 after the rebels seized a […]