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  • Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister told government forces to remain on full battle alert on Wednesday as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed...
  • One million Ukrainian civil servants to be screened for loyalty: PM

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister said on Wednesday that one million civil servants, including from government ranks, will be screened for loyalty under new legislation to root out corrupt practices hanging over from the previous ousted...
  • Russian lawmakers seek holiday to honor troops who seized Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers have called for a new national holiday to honor the troops who seized Crimea from Ukraine, reflecting a wave of patriotic support for Moscow's military intervention in its former Soviet dominion. The holiday would...
  • Russia welcomes special status for eastern Ukrainian regions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Wednesday welcomed as a "step in the right direction" a Ukrainian parliament decision to grant special status to two regions pro-Russian separatists want to split off from Kiev. On Wednesday, Ukraine...
  • Russian lawmakers propose cutting foreign ownership in media

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers proposed cutting foreign ownership in Russian media assets to 20 percent in an attempt to limit outside influences and protect Russia's "information sovereignty", a copy of a draft law showed on Wednesday. The law...
  • Protesters throw Ukrainian lawmaker in trash

    Protesters throw Ukrainian lawmaker in trash
    KIEV (Reuters) - Dozens of angry protesters near the Ukrainian parliament seized a prominent opposition deputy on Tuesday and dumped him in a trash container, accusing him of failing to back laws to end the turbulence in the country. The incident...
  • Ex-Ukraine defender Gusin dies in motorbike crash aged 41

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Ukraine international Andrey Gusin died on Wednesday in a motorbike accident at the Chaika Raceway outside Kiev. The 41-year-old, who was assistant coach at Anzhi Makhachkala until May, was pronounced dead after crashing his...
  • Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions

    Lawmakers in Ukraine endorsed an association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that shift in alliance has ignited with Russia....
  • More Russian troops in Crimea would undermine Ukraine ceasefire-NATO

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Any increase in Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimea region would raise tensions and undermine the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, NATO said on Tuesday. Russia earlier said it might send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of...
  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them...
  • Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine - NATO

    Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine - NATO
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO believes Russia still has around 1,000 soldiers inside Ukraine despite some cuts in troop numbers since a ceasefire began there on Sept. 5, a NATO military officer said on Tuesday. "Since the ceasefire we have seen reductions,...