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  • 'Deadly shootout' in eastern Ukraine shatters Easter truce
    Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a deadly firefight at a road block close to the separatist-held town of Slavyansk, shattering a fragile Easter truce
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:40:00 +0200.
  • Religious leaders show Ukraine split
    Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.
    BBC News.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:36:32 GMT.
  • Wildfires Scorch Southern Siberia
    Russia Emergency Situations Ministry is working to extinguish more than 100 wildfires across areas of Siberia.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:22:26 +0000.
  • Russia 'Outraged' by Deadly Attack in Eastern Ukraine
    Russia says it is "outraged" by a deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine that breached an Easter truce. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:26 -0400.
  • Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:28 EDT.
  • Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Trigger Cyber War
    On the day Crimeans voted in a referendum in March on secession from Ukraine, hackers from a group calling itself the "Cyber Bekrut" pelted NATO websites with online nuisance attacks designed to knock the pages offline. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:15:35 -0400.
  • Russia demands Ukraine de-escalate tensions in southeast
    Moscow is outraged by the latest armed incident in Ukraine Saturday night, and demands that Kiev de-escalate tensions in its southeast region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
    Xinhua.  2014-04-20.
  • Russian Regular Forces To Invade "NewRussia" Between May 4 And 9? (Guest Columnist)
    My guest author predicts an invasion by regular Russian troops near the end of the first week of May, although she dose not rule out, as an alternative, an alliance of Putin with certain Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs. ...
    By Paul Roderick Gregory.  Forbes.  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:12:00 GMT.
  • Ukraine: Truce and Consequences
    In an exclusive interview, Ukraine’s foreign minister says that over Easter he has halted confrontations with Russian-backed separatists in the east. But next week may be messy.
    Yahoo.  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:48:00 -0400.
  • Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
    Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
    BBC News.  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:37 GMT.
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