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  • Security Council told of 'dramatic increase' in deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine UN News Centre 28 May 2014 -- In the Security Council's first meeting on Ukraine since the presidential election there, United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman said violence in the country's east has dramatically increased and reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call on President-elect Petro Poroshenko to steer the country away from instability.
  • UN Welcomes Ukraine Election; Calls for Calm; Dialogue VOA 28 May 2014 -- U.N. Security Council members have overwhelmingly praised Sunday's election in Ukraine, and urged an end to violence and the restoration of calm and national dialogue.
  • Ukraine, Russia Leaders to Attend D-Day Ceremonies VOA 28 May 2014 -- Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko will attend the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings in Normandy, his office said on Wednesday.
  • Draft law on imposing state of emergency in Donetsk and Lugansk registered in Verkhovna Rada VoR 28 May 2014 -- A draft law has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada on introducing a state of emergency in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The draft law was put forward by MP Nikolai Rudkovsky. Earlier on Wednesday,the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine has indefinitely extended the restrictions imposed on flights to Sergey Prokofyev International Airport in Donetsk on May 26 in connection with a force operation, says Denis Antonyuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian State Aviation Administration.
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko vows to crush unrest in east Iran Press TV 28 May 2014 -- Ukraine's president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, has promised to quickly crush pro-Russia activists in the country's eastern region.
  • Uneasy Calm Reported In Donetsk After Bloody Battle RFE/RL 28 May 2014 -- An uneasy calm appears to have returned to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, one day after dozens of pro-Russian separatist fighters were reported killed in fighting with government forces.
  • EU Backs New Ukrainian Leadership RFE/RL 28 May 2014 -- European Union leaders praised Ukraine's presidential election and vowed to support the country's new leader as he assumes power in a country struggling with a flailing economy, pro-Russian separatists in the east, and ongoing pressure from Moscow.
  • Kiev Admits $2.2Bln Gas Debt to Gazprom – Russian Energy Minister RIA Novosti 28 May 2014 -- Ukraine has recognized its $2.2 billion debt to Russia for natural gas deliveries prior to April 1, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday.
  • At Least 10 Injured in Gunfire in Ukraine's Slaviansk – Reports RIA Novosti 28 May 2014 -- At least ten civilians were wounded Wednesday in an army attack on Ukraine's southeastern city of Slaviansk, as pro-regime troops continued their "anti-terror operation" (ATO) with machine gun and heavy weapons fire.
  • Kiev Must Immediately Halt Violence as Election Finishes – Lavrov RIA Novosti 28 May 2014 -- Ukraine must immediately move to stop violence and launch nationwide dialogue following last Sunday's presidential vote in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists Wednesday after talks with his Argentinian counterpart in Moscow.
  • Despite Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Eurasian Integration Dream RFE/RL 28 May 2014 -- At the May 29 summit of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan in Astana, the three are expected to sign a treaty to transform their tripartite customs union into a Eurasian Economic Union (EES) by January 2015.
  • Snowden: I Was 'Trained as a Spy' VOA 28 May 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden should 'man up' and return to the United States to face espionage charges.
  • Kerry demands Snowden toughen up, face justice in US VoR 28 May 2014 -- US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden should 'man up' and return to the United States to face justice for revealing the country's security secrets.
  • Thailand Seeks to More Effectively Squelch Online Comments VOA 28 May 2014 -- Less than a week after the country's military carried out a coup, Thailand's government announced plans to allow it to more quickly censor content on the Internet.
  • Iran lines up satellite launches next year IRNA 28 May 2014 -- Three Iranian remote-sensing satellites of Zafar, Tolou and AutSat are slated for launch using Simorgh Launcher in the coming year (to start March 21, 2015), deputy head of Iran Space Agency said on Wednesday. The satellites are designed to gather data from the environment and forecast natural disasters.
  • Iran to launch 3 remote sensing satellites: Official Iran Press TV 28 May 2014 -- An Iranian aerospace official says the country plans to launch three indigenously designed and manufactured monitoring satellites into orbit in the next Iranian calendar year (starts March 21, 2015).



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