Ukraine news from July 1: Foreigners sentenced by Russian-backed separatist court launch appeal, Russian media reports.
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Ukraine news from June 29: Lysychansk is last eastern stronghold following retreat of Ukraine forces from Severodonetsk.
Mayor says Russian forces were trying to ‘establish their own order’ and had appointed ‘some kind of commandant’.
Asylum seekers at Ain Zara detention centre say Mohamed Abdel Aziz hanged himself, highlighting refugees’ plight.
EU leaders have accepted Ukraine and Moldova as membership candidates of the European Union.
Afghanistan’s deadliest earthquake in 20 years injures 1,500 people in the remote provinces of Paktika and Khost.
Ukraine news from June 18: Luhansk governor says reserves are coming from other battle areas to Severodonetsk.
Critics argue that the EU will face problems dealing with Israel and Egypt despite Brussels’s enthusiasm.
Governor of southern Mykolaiv region says defenders are outgunned with superior Russian artillery pounding towns.
Governor says Russian forces are blowing up bridges to prevent Ukraine from bringing reinforcements to Severodonetsk.