Ukrainian Separatist Government Sworn In


The territorial conflict in the Ukraine continues to spark as the Pro-Russian, separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko was sworn in this week as head of the breakaway government in the eastern part of the country. The rebels in the eastern, breakaway part of the Ukraine held elections earlier this month, which where condemned by the Ukrainian government of Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. This election will likely have severe repercussions for the tenuous peace-process begun between the Ukrainian … [Read more...]

Ukraine Military Plane Shot Down by Pro-Russians

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The Ukrainian defence ministry has confirmed that a military transport plane has been shot down in the east of the country.  49 service personnel that were on board have been reported to have been killed and Pro-Russian rebels are said to be behind the attack. The Il-76 transport plane crashed after it came under anti-aircraft fire over the city of Luhansk in what was described as a ‘cynical and treacherous’ attack by ‘terrorists’.  The plane was carrying troops as well as military equipment … [Read more...]