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Etihad offers new daily service to Kiev, Ukraine

UAE’s Etihad Airways has expanded its codeshare partnership with Belavia - Belarusian Airlines, to offer travellers a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Kiev, Ukraine, via Minsk National Airport. Under the agreement, Etihad

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Egypt to export cotton to Ukraine in exchange for wheat

Egypt has agreed to export Egyptian cotton to Ukraine in exchange for importing Ukrainian wheat, Egypt's state news agency Mena reported on Wednesday. Agriculture Minister Salah Helal agreed the deal with his Ukrainian counter

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Dozens missing, feared dead after Ukraine mine blast

Dozens of miners were trapped underground and feared dead after a blast on Wednesday at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not link

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US mulls extra sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Kerry

The United States and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a European-brokered truce in eastern Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. Kerry made the comments as he

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Fighting persists in east Ukraine despite ceasefire

Fighting persisted in east Ukraine on Friday despite new European efforts to ensure a ceasefire takes hold. The Ukrainian military said pro-Russian separatists had attacked positions held by government troops 49 times in the past

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Shelling halts in Donetsk as ceasefire ordered

Shelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country's bloody conf

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely for control of a strategic railway junction on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. A ceasefire is due to come into effect from Sunday under the agreemen

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Russian rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian towns

Pro-Russian separatists have intensified shelling of government forces on all front lines and appear to be amassing forces for new offensives on the key railway town of Debaltseve and the coastal city of Mariupol, Ukraine's military said on

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West shouldn't rule out military option in Ukraine: Nato

The West should not rule out the military option in Ukraine, Nato's top military commander said on Saturday, adding that he was referring to the possibility of helping Ukraine with weapons and equipment rather than sending in soldiers.

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Ukraine, rebels hold peace talks as fighting rages

A new round of peace talks got under way involving Ukraine and separatists on Saturday, even as fighting between Kiev government forces and the Russian-backed rebels raged in Ukraine's east, claiming civilian and military lives.

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