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article 25 February 2015 World, Ukraine
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Life in eastern Ukraine: under the ceasefire

Many displaced residents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk still cannot return to their home despite an ongoing ceasefire agreement.

post 24 February 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Mariupol - the next front in the Ukraine war?

The war has come south. The prize? Why, Mariupol, of course, whose steelworks must surely be one of the biggest industrial plants on earth.

article 24 February 2015 World, Ukraine
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From ceasefire to retreat: 10 days on Ukraine's front line

Seven days ago, fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine was running down ahead of the Minsk ceasefire. One week on, Debaltseve has fallen and Kiev is humiliated.

article 24 February 2015 World, Ukraine
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Has he read the news? Putin says Ukraine war 'unlikely'

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects the "apocalyptic scenario" of war with Ukraine, amid continued reports of a crumbling ceasefire.

post 22 February 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Is cease-fire in Ukraine really non-existent?

I heard the sound of shelling east of the southern port of Mariupol today and there were reports of fighting around Horlivka north of Donetsk.

article 21 February 2015 World, Ukraine
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Russians rally in 'anti-Maidan' march in Moscow

Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to condemn what they call a "coup" in Ukraine, a year after the downfall of its pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.

post 20 February 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Life in Debaltseve: digging for pasta in the debris

It has been at the centre of intense fighting between the Ukrainian military and separatist rebels, but now a more human, tragic story is unfolding on the streets of Debaltseve.

post 19 February 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: have pro-Russian separatists broken the ceasefire?

Pro-Russian separatists have been accused of breaching Ukraine's fragile ceasefire. But Moscow says they have done nothing wrong. Who's right?

post 19 February 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Ukrainian troops bitter and angry after Debaltseve falls to rebels

Many Ukrainian soldiers say they feel they have been sold down the river by Kiev and President Poroshenko, as heavy artillery fire continues to rain down on their positions in Debaltseve.