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Stories with place: Donetsk
  • Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 7:53 am

    SCHASTYE, Ukraine - Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people.

  • UN envoy: 'Great mistake' to block aid in east Ukraine 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:09 pm

    GENEVA - Efforts by Russia-backed separatist rebels to block "desperately needed" humanitarian aid from reaching people in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine could amount to crimes against humanity, a top U.N. human rights official said Tuesday.

  • Cavani in fine form ahead of Champions League match 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 6:54 am

    LVIV, Ukraine - Last January, when reports linking Edinson Cavani to Arsenal emerged, the most commonly identified reason behind the Uruguay striker's unhappiness at Paris Saint-Germain was his fraught relationship with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  • UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 10:25 am

    MOSCOW - The UN refugee agency on Friday criticized Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid, while the rebels themselves said the ban was instituted to restore order.

  • UN: Agencies, major NGOs ordered out of Ukraine's Luhansk 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 7:30 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday he is alarmed that U.N. agencies have been ordered out of eastern Ukraine's separatist-controlled Luhansk region by the "de facto authorities" there.

  • Ukraine's richest man plays both sides of war's frontline story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 9:31 am

    KRASNODON, Ukraine - In this town deep in eastern Ukraine's rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory controlled by the separatist insurgency, the tycoon keeps the lights on and people clothed and fed, with a mixture of jobs, electricity and aid.