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'Heavy fighting' erupts in Donetsk

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 18:28

Heavy fighting erupts in a suburb of the eastern Ukrainian rebel bastion of Donetsk, local officials say.
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Switzerland adopts Russia blacklist

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland is blacklisting dozens of influential Russians and pro-Russian separatists in line with EU sanctions over Ukraine.
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Ukrainian refugee numbers soar

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 11:31

The number of people fleeing the war in eastern Ukraine to other parts of the country has jumped from 2,600 to 102,600 in two months, the UN says.
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Finding shelter from Ukraine's war

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 8:58
related places: Kiev

Meeting Ukraine's war refugees outside Kiev
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VIDEO: Refugees take shelter in Kiev factory

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 5:59
related places: Kiev

Tom Burridge visits a warehouse in Kiev which is being used as a shelter for refugees from the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Ukraine refugees shelter in factory

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 3:57
related places: Kiev

Tom Burridge visits a warehouse in Kiev which is being used as a shelter for refugees from the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Ukrainian soldiers retreat to Russia

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 2:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia's border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ''under intense pressure''.
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Ukraine conflict: High stakes in Donetsk

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 0:49

BBC speaks to Ukraine rebel at centre of MH17 allegations
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Ukraine troops enter Russia in clash

Monday, August 4th 2014, 16:54

More than 300 Ukrainian troops cross into Russia during heavy fighting with pro-Russian rebels - but Kiev denies they are "defectors".
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VIDEO: MH17 flowers moved at Schiphol airport

Monday, August 4th 2014, 13:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Hundreds of flowers and tributes laid outside Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in remembrance of the victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine are being moved to a new location.
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Ukraine army 'heading for victory'

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 21:36

Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC his forces are gaining ground against rebels in the east and will be victorious "very soon".
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VIDEO: Ukraine minister: 'We will win'

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 19:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Ukraine Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC the army is close to winning the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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Ukraine rebel cities 'facing siege'

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 12:33

Civilians in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a siege as government forces close in on the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, reports say.
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Ukraine clashes hamper MH17 probe

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 14:34
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine forces a forensics team to halt operations in part of the vast crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.
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Ukraine rebel admits 'executions'

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 9:43

A senior adviser to rebels in eastern Ukraine confirms that extrajudicial killings have been carried out "to prevent chaos".
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Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 4:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.
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MH17 crash team finds human remains

Friday, August 1st 2014, 21:38

A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.
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Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:52
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
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VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting

Friday, August 1st 2014, 8:59

Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.
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Ukraine crisis creates UK tensions

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 21:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions
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Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 14:28
related countries: Russia Russia

International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.
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Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 4:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Netherlands Netherlands

Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.
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Ukraine claims key town near Donetsk

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 16:01

The Ukrainian army says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.
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US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 8:04
related countries: Russia Russia

President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
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VIDEO: Footage shows battle for Donetsk

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:24

The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.
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EU set to widen Russia sanctions

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 12:23
related countries: Russia Russia

The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Fighting near MH17 crash site

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 8:16

Fresh fighting, close to where the Malaysia Airlines jet went down in Ukraine, has prevented international monitors from accessing the crash site for the second day in a row.
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US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
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VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 5:32
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Netherlands Netherlands

A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
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PM urges 'prompt' Russia sanctions

Monday, July 28th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
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MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 20:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
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UK 'battle group' to go to Poland

Monday, July 28th 2014, 17:18
related countries: Poland Poland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercises as part of a Nato initiative amid tensions in Ukraine, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 15:33
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
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VIDEO: Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 21:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
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MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
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Dutch cancel MH17 crash site visit

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 14:02
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch experts cancel plans to head to the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, citing security concerns.
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VIDEO: Ukrainian refugees 'just want to survive'

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 12:28

Up to 230,000 Ukrainians have had to flee their homes because of intense fighting in the east of the country.
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Strip Russia of World Cup - Clegg

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 12:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Russia should lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of sanctions following the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, Nick Clegg says.
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Russia lambasts new EU sanctions

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism.
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Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 1:00
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.
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More Russians face EU sanctions

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 0:40

The EU adds 15 individuals and 18 entities to its sanctions list targeting Russians linked to the separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Sloviansk: Going back to ruined house

Friday, July 25th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Many

Many residents of Sloviansk are now returning home, after pro-Russian insurgents were pushed out of the eastern Ukrainian city at the beginning of July.
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Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Australia Australia, Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
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VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city

Friday, July 25th 2014, 6:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Donetsk

The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
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Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
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