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Calm Returns to Flashpoint Ukraine Town as Trump Pledges to Help

Fighting subsided around a flashpoint Ukrainian town on Sunday following a week-long surge in violence that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to pledge to help bring peace to Europe's backyard.

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UN Security Council Calls for Ukraine Ceasefire as Clashes Rage

The UN Security Council Tuesday called for an immediate return to a ceasefire in Ukraine where three days of fighting in a flashpoint town have left at least 13 dead and thousands of locals without power in freezing conditions.

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Ukraine Files 'Terrorism' Case against Russia at World Court

Ukraine has filed a case at the U.N.'s top court accusing Russia of sponsoring "terrorism" and demanding Moscow pay damages for the shelling of civilians and the downing of flight MH17, officials said Tuesday.

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OSCE Says Displeased with 'Status Quo' in Ukraine Conflict

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which has been monitoring the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine, said Wednesday it was displeased with the "status quo" in the 32-month conflict.

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EU Extends Sanctions against Russia for Six Months

The European Union on Monday extended for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine.

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Ukraine Leader Urges Calm after Big Bank Nationalized

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged people not to panic Monday after his government nationalized the country's largest private bank to try and avoid a financial meltdown.

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Ukraine Warns Russia of Missile Tests near Crimea

Ukraine ratcheted up tensions with Moscow on Wednesday by warning the Kremlin its army intended to hold two days of missile-launching exercises near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea.

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Putin Looks to Boost Crimea Security over Alleged Ukraine Raids

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday moved to ramp up security on the annexed Crimea peninsula after accusing Ukraine of attempting armed incursions into the disputed region, allegations denied fiercely by Kiev.

Russia's FSB security service on Wednesday said it had earlier this week thwarted "terrorist attacks" in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back armed assaults.

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6 Ukraine Troops Dead, 13 Hurt as Clashes Surge

Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and thirteen wounded in a fresh surge of fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in the country's war-torn east, Kiev said Sunday.

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Seven Ukraine Troops Die in Worst Clashes in Two Months

Ukraine said Tuesday seven of its soldiers had been killed and 14 wounded in the bloodiest clashes with pro-Russian separatists in two months.

The announcement -- the highest daily death toll since Ukraine reported seven of its soldiers dying on May 24 -- follows a flurry of talks between world leaders and Moscow on stopping the 26-month conflict.

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