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#Ukraine

# ukraine - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Ukraine church leader says Putin has been "possessed by Satan"

Separately, Ukraine’s President Poroshenko and Putin have agreed that the ceasefire agreed yesterday is largely holding.

Russia warns it will "react" against new sanctions from Europe

There will be a “reaction” if the EU passes the sanctions, the foreign ministry said.

# ukraine - Friday 5 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ukraine has agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels

The Ukrainian President has ordered his troops to cease fire at 4pm.

Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels

Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.

# ukraine - Thursday 4 September, 2014

MH17 crash report on what brought down plane over Ukraine due next week

The highly-anticipated first report will be released by the Dutch Safety Board on Tuesday.

Ukraine president to brief Western leaders before Welsh Nato summit

Meanwhile, Obama and Cameron have vowed to destroy Islamic State in the Middle East.

# ukraine - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The42 Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources Political Football

Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

Ukraine takes back comments about ceasefire with Russia

The Ukrainian president’s office had said this morning that they two leaders had reached an agreement.

# ukraine - Monday 1 September, 2014

Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe

The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s Monday – here’s everything you need to know as you start your week.

Putin calls for Ukraine peace talks - but battles continue

Two US Senators have called on President Obama to arm Ukrainian soldiers.

# ukraine - Sunday 31 August, 2014

For the first time, Vladimir Putin's raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine 'statehood'

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

# ukraine - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice

Leaders have arrived in Brussels for a summit to fill two of the EU’s top jobs. Enda Kenny’s also been talking about Phil Hogan’s prospects…

Seven killed as Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Sahara

The Antonov 12, which had come from Glasgow, came down near Tamanrasset airport around 2,000km south of Algiers.

Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

# ukraine - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre Shade

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

# ukraine - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Obama: 'It's plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine'

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct invasion", Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine

And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.

# ukraine - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

# ukraine - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident"

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine's presidents to meet today

Ahead of the meeting, Kiev announced the capture of ten Russian paratroopers.

# ukraine - Monday 25 August, 2014

Ukrainian parliament dissolved on the eve of key peace talks

The leaders of Ukraine and Russia meet in Belarus tomorrow.

# ukraine - Saturday 23 August, 2014

"Time for peace" as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in talks with Ukraine’s President.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# ukraine - Friday 22 August, 2014

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

# ukraine - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay

Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.

# ukraine - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

# ukraine - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border

Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia

We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.

# ukraine - Friday 15 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Cardinal Seán Brady and the tragic death of two nuns.

Russian armoured vehicles seen near Ukraine aid trucks

A convoy of armoured vehicles is said to be moving towards the Ukrainian border.

# ukraine - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russia's "Trojan horse"

Kiev had a change of heart this morning over the Russian convoy, saying it will let the aid in once it has been inspected.

# ukraine - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Ukraine isn't going to let Russia's 'humanitarian convoy' across its border

Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission.

# ukraine - Monday 11 August, 2014

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.