Rebels Release Polish Priest Amid Fighting In East Ukraine

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Dutchpoliceindonetsk KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic Polish priest who was abducted by armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been freed, but his release did little to ease tensions as Ukrainian government forces advanced to the rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Discussing Action Against Russia Over Ukraine

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Listen to the report by correspondent Stefan Bos: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NATONOWBUDAPEST/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are meeting in Brussels for the first time since Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula caused the worst East-West tensions since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Says Russia Launching ‘Trade War’ Over EU Ambitions

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife borderdispute KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russia has denied it is waging a trade war with Ukraine to keep its former Soviet neighbour from establishing closer political and economic ties with the European Union.

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.

Ukraine Evangelicals “Persecuted, Killed” In Crimea

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent ukrainenoww KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One year after the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia, Ukrainian Christians say they are still facing persecution there by pro-Russian separatists who already killed several believers.