NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Government Threatens State of Emergency Amid Clashes

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News reportRealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife letöltés KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's government has threatened to impose a state of emergency as unrest spreads across the former Soviet nation, while Ukrainians remember as many as four demonstrators who died in clashes between anti-government protesters and police.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s East Prepares For Controversial Vote; Christians Spread Gospel

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife donetskKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's interim President Olexander Turchynov has warned two regions in eastern Ukraine that Sunday's referendums on declaring independence could lead to their destruction. His comments came while Christians were distributing Bible books to help ease tensions, following deadly clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces.

NEWS WATCH: US, EU Announce Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife crimea KYIV/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union and the United States have imposed wide ranging travel bans and asset freezes against dozens of officials from Russia and Ukraine who they blame for Russia's military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Monday's announcements follows a disputed referendum in Crimea where election officials said nearly 97 percent of voters decided to join Russia.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Bishop Released By Separatists; Pressure On Church Remains

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent evangelicalchristiansKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The national bishop of Ukraine's largest Pentecostal-Charismatic denomination, has been freed after being abducted by suspected pro-Russian separatists, his brother and a mission group leader confirmed Saturday, May 17.

NEWS WATCH: EU, Ukraine Sign Accord, Moscow Annexes Crimea

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Listen to the report by Stefan BosRealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife UkrainenowKYIV/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union and Ukraine have signed a landmark agreement on forging closer political and economic ties, in a show of support following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. The accord was signed while, in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin formally absorbed Crimea into Russia.

NEWS WATCH: Russia Responds to NATO Action With Force

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife AFP3443296_Articolo (1)KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Russia says it is carrying out massive new military exercises close to the border with Ukraine in response to what Moscow views as "provocative actions" by the NATO military alliance in neighbouring states.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Protest Ukraine’s Suspension Of EU Deal

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: Listen to Stefan Bos' report: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ukraineprotestsnow KYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have demonstrated against a government decision to suspend preparations for a trade pact with the European Union. The protests come as the country also commemorates a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of people.

NEWS WATCH: Former Minister Injured in Ukraine Clashes

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife photoKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people, including politicians, have been seriously injured when Ukrainian anti-government protesters clashed with police in the capital Kyiv. The overnight violence broke out after Ukrainian court handed down a six-year jail sentence to far right activists Igor Musiychuk, Volodymyr Spara and Sergiy Bevz.

NEWS WATCH: Russia, US Hold War Games as Cold War Looms

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife planeKYIV/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- Troops of the NATO military alliance and Russian forces are holding war games at different sides of the border with Ukraine, amid mounting concerns of a possible new Cold War between the West and Russia. In Rostov-on-Don where the ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovych has been staying, riffles, machine guns and rocket propelled grenades are used for war games.

Pro-Russian Rebels Give Presents To Enemy On Christmas Day

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife UkrainiansoldierdecoratesKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Some pro-Russian rebels have used the Orthodox Christmas to reach-out to their enemy in eastern Ukraine. With Jesus saying in the Bible: "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," they gave Christmas presents to Ukrainian troops. It happened while they provided safe passage to some 50 Ukrainian soldiers.