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# ukraine - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ukraine rebels agree to ceasefire and peace talks

Militia strikes that have been at the heart of insurgency came to an abrupt halt in the late afternoon.

# ukraine - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Ukraine's new president wants to talk to Russian rebels

Petro Poroshenko’s initiative follows his announcement on Friday of a week-long unilateral ceasefire in the government’s 10-week campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

# ukraine - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert"

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

# ukraine - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# ukraine - Monday 16 June, 2014

European gas shortage looms after Russia cuts Ukraine's gas

Last-ditch talks failed to resolve a price dispute.

# ukraine - Saturday 14 June, 2014

49 dead as pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian troop plane

The US has also accused Russia of sending tanks and weaponry to the rebels.

# ukraine - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea

The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.

# ukraine - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine

Both Russian and Ukrainian leaders have jointly called for an end to violence in the region.

Obama and Putin exchanged "brief comments" while waiting for lunch today

The ‘informal conversation’ was their first meeting since the start of the Ukraine crisis.

# ukraine - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Obama and Putin may "cross paths" during D-Day commemorations

Obama is in Poland and announced a expansion of US military presence in Europe.

# ukraine - Monday 2 June, 2014

Irish funded operation saves the lives of 20 children in Ukraine

Without cardiac surgery the children who need complex open heart operations have little hope of living beyond 5 years.

# ukraine - Friday 30 May, 2014

Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that it had been unable to establish contact with four of its monitors.

# ukraine - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin

Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.

# ukraine - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

EU calls on Russia to work with new Ukraine president

The EU has applied visa bans and asset freezes to a series of high-profile Russian and Ukrainian figures.

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

# ukraine - Monday 26 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Morning folks. They’re still counting in some areas around the country, here are the nine big stories you need to know.

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

From The42 Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat Versatility

Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat

He and his younger brother Wladimir — himself known as Dr Steelhammer — shared all the world’s heavyweight belts between them.

# ukraine - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Couple cross a river by hooking a zip line to their back piercings Aarrghhh

Couple cross a river by hooking a zip line to their back piercings

Warning: This article (and its accompanying video) is NOT for the faint of heart.

Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election

While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.

# ukraine - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President

Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.

# ukraine - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

Nine Ukraine soldiers killed by Russian separatists

It’s the the deadliest day for the military in weeks of fighting between Russian separatists and Ukrainian security forces in the east of the country.

# ukraine - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war

The discussions come just two weeks before an election in the country.

# ukraine - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Doctors to risk Ukrainian violence to carry out life-saving children's operations

The Irish-funded team say there are willing to run the risk of entering the pro-Russian border region to carry out the urgent operations.

# ukraine - Monday 12 May, 2014

Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks

Russia has told its neighbour “pay the debts and we can agree something”.

EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia

The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.

The Ukraine crisis isn't hitting Irish energy bills yet, but here's how it might.

The Bord Gais energy index is down five per cent, but risks to the price of gas still remain.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your week.

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine

Complete results are expected later today.

# ukraine - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Eurovision 2014 as it happened: Johnny Logan, beards, and glorious Conchita Hold Us Now

# ukraine - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea Victory Day This post contains images

Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea

11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.

# ukraine - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 memorable moments in which we reached peak Eurovision Euronly Joking Me

8 memorable moments in which we reached peak Eurovision

Tinfoil-clad dancers, cowbell interludes and a singing turkey. Only the Eurovision.

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal

Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.

# ukraine - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Russia: We've pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven't

40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

Rise of fascism in Ukraine is being ignored by Europe, says Russia

Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov called a fire at a trade union building in Odessa that killed 42 people as “pure fascism”

# ukraine - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.

# ukraine - Monday 5 May, 2014

More deaths in Ukraine as fighting rages in Slavyansk

A two-hour gunbattle was seen in the rebel-held town this morning.

# ukraine - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Grief-stricken Odessa "reeling" after 42 die in clashes

Ukraine’s Prime Minister is visiting the port city today.

# ukraine - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Kidnapped observers freed in Ukraine

Meanwhile, more than 130 people have been arrested in the port city of Odessa following more than 30 deaths there yesterday.