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MAR 25, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting

By Gabriela Baczynska URZUF, Ukraine (Reuters) - The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost year-old conflict ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

SHYROKYNE, Ukraine (AP) — To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. Residents and government troops alike believe the separatists' ultimate aim is to take Mariupol — and eventually create a land bridge between Russia and Crimea, which Russia annexed last ...

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MAR 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Three rebels dead as clashes intensify near key Ukrainian port

Shyrokyne (Ukraine) (AFP) - Three pro-Russian separatists have been killed in fresh clashes near the strategic Ukrainian-held port of Mariupol despite a shaky truce aimed at ending nearly a year of fighting, rebels said on Friday.

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MAR 17, 2015 - Foreign Affairs

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Broken Ukraine

The Mess Isn't All Russia's Fault March 17, 2015 Paul Stronski Summary:  Criminal and militant groups in eastern Ukraine, although formally united against the Ukrainian state, are mostly just interested in the spoils of war. The commanders of these groups have little incentive to build a peace that weakens their own power. Continued violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists ...

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MAR 11, 2015 - The Guardian

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Britain should arm Ukraine, says Tory donor

Former Ukrainian businessman argues that Cameron and Obama should send weapons and ammunition to support the government in KievEurope has failed to slay the demons of war – Richard SakwaAs the conflict in Ukraine approaches the one-year mark, the time has come to admit that the current approach of the west is failing. No one can seriously doubt that the ...

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