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#Donetsk

From TheJournal.ie Rip-off McDonald's restaurants have opened in rebel-held areas of Ukraine Ersatz

Rip-off McDonald's restaurants have opened in rebel-held areas of Ukraine

Since McDonald’s left the areas in 2014, copycats have moved in to fill the space.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast Donetsk This post contains images

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

From TheJournal.ie Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport Russia

Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport

The UN estimates that more than 4,700 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine President says country ready for "total war" Total War

Ukraine President says country ready for "total war"

More than 4,000 people have died in seven months of fighting in eastern Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels Tensions

Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels

Russia says that the claims are “propaganda”.

From TheJournal.ie Close one: Ukrainian girl has lucky escape from explosive debris Woah

Close one: Ukrainian girl has lucky escape from explosive debris

She walked away, seemingly unharmed.

From TheJournal.ie Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine Conflict

Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine

Several more people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty" Withdrawal

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"

While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight Ceasefire

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight

Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine Russia

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

From TheJournal.ie No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace) Icebreakers

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

From TheJournal.ie 100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack Prison Break

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.

From TheJournal.ie West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine Donetsk This post contains images

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.

From TheJournal.ie 21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site Mh17

21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site

‘The fact that we are now leaving the crash site doesn’t mean we have ceased investigating the cause of the disaster,’ said Dutch PM on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia Donetsk This post contains images

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia

However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk Made Of Steel

Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk

Dozens of the posters have sprung up around the rebel-held industrial city.

From TheJournal.ie Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims Missiles

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

From TheJournal.ie Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk Offensive

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive' Failed Truce

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'

A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport Donetsk

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

From TheJournal.ie Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine Split

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine

Complete results are expected later today.

From TheJournal.ie Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings Escalation

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings

Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle Ukraine

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle

It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.

From TheJournal.ie At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces Escalation

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces

Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.

From TheJournal.ie The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate Donetsk

The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate

Gunman have seized a police station, a security building, and hundreds of weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities Donetsk

Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities

Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.

From The42 The Morning Score: Wednesday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. Sorry, Vicente.

From The42 Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush Euro2012

Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush

It’s not quite Ronaldo and 10 lads we collected on the way. But Spain will need to keep the Real Madrid man in check tonight in Donetsk.

From The42 Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics Euro 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics

The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.

From The42 Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals Post-Match

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals

Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

From The42 Blatter: Goal-line technology a 'necessity' Euro 2012

Blatter: Goal-line technology a 'necessity'

“After last night’s match GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity,” FIFA President Sepp Blatter wrote on Twitter.

From The42 In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk Euro 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk

The Group D game between Ukraine and France was postponed for an hour due to heavy rain and lightning strikes.