TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2015

Ukraine

  • Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency

    The offices of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in eastern Ukraine is closed down by pro-Russian rebels who accused it of spying.

  • Pro-Russian journalist killed in Kiev

    A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been shot dead in the capital Kiev.

  • Deal to extend Ukraine arms pullback

    Russia and Ukraine agree to call for the withdrawal of more types of weapons in Ukraine's east, as fresh clashes renew fears for a truce there.

  • Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    Germany plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service in what is widely seen as a response to rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

  • Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave

    Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles in its westernmost Baltic enclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games to showcase its resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine

  • Ukraine coal mine blast 'kills 30'

    A suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine has killed at least 30 people and left some 40 missing, officials said.

  • Kerry: US 'hope' for Ukraine truce

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US hopes the Ukraine ceasefire deal will be implemented within "hours".

  • Lull raises hopes for Ukraine truce

    The Ukrainian army suffers no casualties in 24 hours for the first time in weeks, raising hopes that a fragile ceasefire is starting to hold.

  • Fighting rages in Donesk amid Russian intervention

    Rebel leader 'to raise 100,000 men'

    Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announces plans to recruit 100,000 men, as fighting with Ukrainian forces intensifies.

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