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Russians quit army over Ukraine

World May 14, 2015

Russians quit army over Ukraine

Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin's continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians ...

Rebel fighters enjoy lull on eastern Ukraine front

World Mar 10, 2015

Rebel fighters enjoy lull on eastern Ukraine front

Uneasy calm and domesticity have settled over rebel positions in the ruins of front-line towns in east Ukraine as steps are taken to observe a fragile cease-fire that each side expects the other to violate with a fresh offensive. Near the charred shell of a ...

Ukraine war debris points to Russian role

World Oct 24, 2014

Ukraine war debris points to Russian role

The burned-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in fields near the village of Horbatenko bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Most of the tanks were used by the government forces ...