Syria Conflict: Russia, France Meet Amid Tension

As western powers continue to express worry over Russia’s role in Syria, the Presidents of France and Russia are set to hold talks in Paris on Friday.The meeting was initially called to discuss peace efforts in Ukraine, but these are expected to be overshadowed by the crisis in Syria.

Syria Conflict: Russia Wants ‘Coordination’ Against IS

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has again reiterated his support for Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, saying the latter is fighting terrorist organisations, and Russia “will be pleased to find common ground for joint action against the terrorists”.In a television interview in the United States (US), Mr.

Ukraine Crisis: Deadly Anti-Autonomy Protest Outside Parliament

One national guard member has been killed and over 100 injured in violent protests outside Ukraine’s parliament, the interior ministry said. Clashes between nationalists and riot police erupted after MPs gave initial backing to reforms for more autonomy in the rebel-held east.

MH17: Fragments Of Missile Found At Crash Site In Ukraine

Investigators in the Netherlands have said that fragments of a suspected Russian missile system have been found at the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine. They said the parts, possibly from a Buk surface-to-air system, are “of particular interest” and could help show who was behind the crash.

Fire guts fuel depot in Ukraine

Hundreds of firefighters and National Guardsmen frantically tried on Tuesday to contain a massive blaze that engulfed a fuel storage facility outside Kiev.

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Warns of ‘Full-Scale’ Russia Invasion


President Petro Poroshenko has told MPs the military must prepare to defend against a possible “full-scale invasion” from Russia, amid a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia has denied that its military is involved in Ukraine, but Mr Poroshenko said 9,000 of its troops were deployed.

Two soldiers, one rebel killed in east Ukraine fighting

A pro-Russian militant guard Two soldiers and a pro-Russian rebel were killed in the last 24 hours in eastern Ukraine where isolated clashes continue in breach of a truce to end the yearlong war, officials on both sides said Wednesday.

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


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


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