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Ukraine 'retakes two more cities'

Ukraine 'retakes two more cities'

The Ukrainian government says its forces have retaken two more eastern cities from pro-Russian rebels. The website of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the national flag was raised in Artyomivsk and Druzhkivka. It comes a day after government forces regained control of the rebel stronghold of Sloviansk. Meanwhile, large crowds have attended a rally in the...

Ukraine Crisis
70th D-day Anniversary

D-Day spirit ignites hope

D-Day spirit ignites hope

Russia and Ukraine appeared to have made a long-awaited breakthrough in efforts to resolve a damaging crisis in their relations after conciliatory talks on the sidelines of Friday's D-Day anniversary ceremonies. Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko embraced the spirit of the day that signalled the end of World War II by announcing...

Ukraine president sets out peace plan

Ukraine president sets out peace plan

Petro Poroshenko has been sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country. The 48-year-old tycoon, who won the May 25 election, offered political concessions to people in the east and said he did not want war or revenge. But he also said he...

Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels

Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels

Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished," he was quoted as saying by the Unian news agency. The helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Sloviansk. An...

Ukraine airport clash kills 30

Ukraine airport clash kills 30

At least 30 pro-Russia separatists have been killed so far in fighting at the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, insurgents say. Armed separatists tried to take over the airport on Monday. A BBC team near the airport on Tuesday said sporadic gunfire continued, though one Ukrainian military spokesman said it now controlled...

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