ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine—Artillery fire in the government-held city of Debaltseve hit the building where Ukrainian and Russian military officers until recently had been working together to oversee a cease-fire in the conflict.
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KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine — Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Russian-backed separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed.
In the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, a young man’s lifeless body could be seen on the ground. Witnesses say he was killed when a shell struck a nearby wall.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on railway hub in eastern Ukraine, fighting that authorities said has killed 13 government troops and wounded 20 others over the last day.
DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — Hopes for peace in eastern Ukraine looked more fragile than ever on Sunday, as fierce shelling rocked a key front-line town and monitors accused pro-Russian rebels of sabotaging peace talks.
Ukraine’s nine-month conflict plunged further into deadly violence on Saturday, as Russia-backed rebels pressed their offensive to take the Ukrainian-held city of Debaltseve and officials failed to stop the bloodshed with a new round of cease-fire talks.
Camping out for now at a children's holiday camp in the east Ukrainian town of Svyatogirsk, Oleksandr Khodor tots up everything he was forced to leave behind.
Battles raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted in east Ukraine following the collapse of ceasefire talks.
Ruslan Kotsaba is someone you'd typically consider a Ukrainian patriot: a journalist in the country's nationalist-oriented west, he's participated in pro-democracy protests and regularly rails against official corruption.
A prominent Russian space expert has been dismissed from his position with a state-run research center in a move that he says is politically motivated, after criticizing a massive space industry reform project in an interview with the BBC.
A fire that ripped through one of Russia's largest university libraries is believed to have damaged more than 1m historic documents, with some describing the fire as a cultural 'Chernobyl'.
A Russian bomber intercepted over the Channel last week was carrying a nuclear missile designed to destroy Trident submarines, it emerged last night.
NEW YORK - Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case in the United States didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. They even appeared annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film.
Ukraine has appealed for urgent international military assistance to combat an 'electronic warfare' offensive, which it said is giving pro-Russian rebels a critical advantage in the worsening conflict.
On January 29, Roman Torgovitsky took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the curtain call of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and unfurled a banner showing diva Anna Netrebko, conductor Valery Gergiyev, the Ukrainian flag, and a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a Hitler mustache.
At least 19 soldiers and civilians were killed in clashes across east Ukraine as fierce fighting raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels following the collapse of ceasefire talks.
Ukraine says thirteen of its soldiers have been killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours.
Consultations on the implementation Minsk agreements of September 5 were disrupted on January 31, since the rebels, instead of sending the signatories of the agreements, were represented by other representatives, ex-president Leonid Kuchma told journalists.
As peace talks on the situation in Ukraine failed to deliver results and with the town of Debaltseve under constant shelling, Ukrainian authorities have moved to evacuate residents wishing to flee.
ARTEMOVSK - Envoys representing Ukraine, Russia and a European monitoring group opened a new round of cease-fire talks on Saturday aimed at ending a two-week-old flare-up in violence in the Ukraine war.