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Ukraine military launches offensive against rebels

 Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city’s outskirts, the nation’s interior minister said. Arsen Avakov said that government troops broke through rebel positions around the village of Semenovka on the eastern fringe of Slovyansk. “An active offensive stage of the counterterrorist

Ukraine May Resume Push in East as Russian Deal Crumples

Ukraine’s president urged security services to resume an offensive to uproot militants in the east as an agreement with Russia to ease tensions neared collapse after a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Kiev. With eastern Ukraine in control of “terrorists” supported by Russia, the separatists have “crossed the line” after two bodies

Ukraine’s Rust Belt Fears Ruin as Putin Threatens Imports

 For Pavel Cesnek the future of his sprawling locomotive maker in eastern Ukraine lies in the balance and its fate will be sealed across the Russian border. The head of Luganskteplovoz in the city of Luhansk rules over a communist-era factory and workforce of 6,500 that builds trains primarily for state-run OAO Russian Railways. Like