Friday, August 29, 2014

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 29, 2014


Death Toll In Ukraine Fighting Hits 2,593: U.N. Human Rights Official -- Reuters

(Reuters) - A total of 2,593 people, including civilians as well as Ukrainian and separatist combatants, have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since it erupted in mid-April, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Friday.

"The trend is clear and alarming. There is a significant increase in the death toll in the east," Ivan Simonovic, U.N. Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, told journalists.

"The current number of killed is 2,593 - close to 3,000 if we include the 298 victims of the MH17 (Malaysian airliner) plane crash," he said.

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Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 29, 2014

Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN -- AFP
UN: Ukraine conflict death toll hits 2,600, civilians ‘trapped inside conflict zones’ -- RT
Death Toll in Ukraine Conflict Exceeds 2,200, U.N. Says -- New York Times
Civilian Death Toll in Ukraine Rising, U.N. Report Says -- WSJ
Death toll in east Ukraine nearly 2600 -- SKY News
Ukraine Death Toll Jumps to 2,593: U.N. Rights Official -- NBC
UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians -- Epoch Times/AP

Russian ‘invasion’ dramatically shifts momentum in Ukraine -- Al Jazeera
Kyiv: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East -- VOA
Ukraine Regroups As Russia Attacks (Infographic) -- Kyiv Post
Ten Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern conflict in past 24 hours -- Reuters
Donetsk Militia Claims Strongholds Taken in Southeastern Ukraine's Mariupol -- RIA Novosti
Ukraine Fighting: Putin, Donetsk Militia Agree To Opening 'Humanitarian Corridors' In Eastern Ukraine -- IBTimes
Ukraine rebels to open path for trapped army -- Al Jazeera
Putin Orders Rebels to Allow Surrounded Ukrainian Troops to Escape -- Newsweek
Ukraine Fighting Surges as Putin Hails Rebel Fightback -- Bloomberg

Russian Forces Fighting Alongside Separatists in Ukraine, NATO Says -- Time
NATO Satellites Show Russian Troops, Armored Vehicles Inside Ukraine -- Newsweek
Russia has up to 100 battle tanks fighting in Ukraine, UK believes -- The Guardian
NATO: Russia supplying Ukraine rebels tanks -- Al Jazeera

Ukraine wants weapons, does not expect NATO intervention: envoy -- Reuters
Ukrainian PM says government will work for membership of NATO -- Reuters
Ukraine seeks NATO membership in response to Russia joining war -- Reuters
Ukraine moves to drop non-aligned status, apply for NATO membership -- RT
Ukraine Will Seek NATO Membership, Says Prime Minister Yatsenyuk -- IBTimes
NATO Says It Would Respect Any Ukraine Decision to Try to Join Alliance -- WSJ

EU says Moscow must stop aiding separatists in Ukraine -- Reuters
Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns -- BBC
Photo Essay: What Remains of Donetsk -- Newsweek

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