Putin Admits Pre-Referendum Takeover Plot

Russian President, Vladmir Putin, has admitted that he ordered the takeover of Crimea, weeks before the peninsula had a self-determination referendum. Mr Putin had ordered that the returning of Crimea to Russia should begin, during an all-night meeting on February 22, 2014, after former Ukrainian President, Victor Yanukovych, was ousted.

Photojournalist, Serhiy Nikolayev, killed by shelling in Ukraine

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At least six journalists and two media workers have been killed in Ukraine since 2014, most of them covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to CPJ research. The post Photojournalist, Serhiy Nikolayev, killed by shelling in Ukraine appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Ukraine Army to Be Trained by UK Troops – Cameron

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British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron. As he spoke, pro-Russian rebels said they were pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine as part of a ceasefire.

Ukraine Conflict: US ‘May Supply Arms to Ukraine’

President Barack Obama says the US is studying the option of supplying lethal defensive arms to Ukraine if diplomacy fails to end the crisis in the east. Russia had violated “every commitment” made in the failing Minsk agreement, he added, after talks with the German chancellor on a new peace