Supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic carry tyres as they erect a barricade on a road which leads to an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist eastUkrainian forces have suffered fresh losses in a rebel raid in the separatist east as the newly elected president promised to hold his first talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on easing the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.Russia and Ukraine launched their third gas war in less than a decade after the ouster of the Kremlin-backed president in February prompted Moscow to nearly double Kiev's gas price.Putin pointed out on Wednesday, as the deadline loomed, that Russia had not received any payments since November but was still willing to negotiate a lower price for Ukraine -- if it was paid on time.The June 6 Normandy gathering will also be attended by US President Barack Obama, providing Western leaders with their first chance to speak to Putin since Europe's worst security crisis in decades erupted in March with Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.Kiev has long argued that the rebel commanders had links to Russia and did not represent the true will of the people of eastern Ukraine.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE