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Protests in Kiev’s central Independence Square started on Nov. 21, after the Ukrainian government said it would not sign a trade association agreement with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. Opposition groups wanting closer ties with Europe have demanded that the government of President Viktor Yanukovych resign, and that early elections be held.

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Russians say Ukraine ceasefire not being observed - poll

Seventy-eight percent of Russian citizens recently interviewed by the Levada Center said they knew about the ceasefire which exists between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and 19 percent said they had only learnt about it from the center's sociologists, a Levada Center spokesman told Interfax

Russia plans to send 4th humanitarian convoy to south-eastern Ukraine

Russia plans to put together the fourth humanitarian aid convoy to south-eastern Ukraine in the near future, taking into account the approaching cold weather, Yury Vorobyov, a deputy chair of the Russian Federation Council and head of a committee for public support of the people in south-eastern Ukraine, said at a committee meeting on Thursday

Artillery round hits Donetsk school, 2 killed

An artillery round fired from the area controlled by Ukrainian security forces has hit a school in Donetsk, killing at least two people, Ihor Kostenok, the education minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), told journalists on Wednesday

Can Poroshenko plan heal a divided nation?

Dmitry Babich

A task much harder than winning applause: The Ukrainian president will have to navigate his way between the stubborn Russian-speaking conservatives and the fiery Ukrainian nationalists

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