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    Russia wants Germany, France to pressure Kiev over east Ukraine peace plan
    Aug19

    Russia wants Germany, France to pressure Kiev over east Ukraine peace plan

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – Russia expects the leaders of Germany and France to put more pressure on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to implement a the February peace plan for east Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine to meet Monday on escalating violence
    Aug19

    Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine to meet Monday on escalating violence

    Leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Monday in a diplomatic move to halt a new wave of escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, a French official said on Wednesday. …read more Source: China...

    Russian prosecutors seek to jail Ukrainian filmmaker for 23 years
    Aug19

    Russian prosecutors seek to jail Ukrainian filmmaker for 23 years

    MOSCOW: Russian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov be jailed for 23 years on terror charges, in a trial decried by the West. Sentsov and another Ukrainian from Crimea, Alexander Kolchenko, have been held since May 2014 are accused of setting a pro-Kremlin party office on fire and wanting to blow up a statue...

    Russia jails Estonian policeman for 15 years for spying
    Aug19

    Russia jails Estonian policeman for 15 years for spying

    MOSCOW: A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian policeman to 15 years in jail on espionage charges in a move slammed by the European Union, as tensions spike over the Ukraine crisis. A court in the western Pskov region, which borders Estonia, sentenced Eston Kohver on charges of spying, weapon possession and illegally crossing the...

    Arctic region becomes new focus for global strategy
    Aug19

    Arctic region becomes new focus for global strategy

    The Ukraine crisis has exploded the military rivalry between Russia and the United States, where both countries hold spheres of influence that extend from the Black Sea to the Arctic region. …read more Source:...

    Action-man Putin dons pantsuit to explore Crimea shipwreck in mini-submarine
    Aug19

    Action-man Putin dons pantsuit to explore Crimea shipwreck in mini-submarine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has burnished his action man image by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea

    MOSCOW, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year. Putin—wearing a beige pantsuit—plunged down to a depth of 83 meters seated alongside the pilot in the...

    Talking to reporters in Crimea, he said we are seeing this conflict escalation and the blame lies with the Ukrainian forces.
    Aug19

    Talking to reporters in Crimea, he said we are seeing this conflict escalation and the blame lies with the Ukrainian forces.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the Ukrainian government for the latest upsurge in fighting between Kiev forces and the rebels in east Ukraine. Talking to reporters in Crimea, he said we are seeing this conflict escalation and the blame lies with the Ukrainian forces. …read more Source: Radio...

    In another he-man stunt, Putin dives in mini-sub to view Crimea shipwreck
    Aug19

    In another he-man stunt, Putin dives in mini-sub to view Crimea shipwreck

    Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea Peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year. Putin — wearing a beige pantsuit — plunged down to a depth of 83 meters seated alongside the pilot in […] The post In another he-man...

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for sharp violence spike
    Aug19

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for sharp violence spike

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines pro-Western leadership and Russia traded blame on Tuesday for a sharp escalation in violence that threatened to see all-out warfare return to the former Soviet nations separatist east.Kiev and the insurgents on Monday reported the deaths of at lest 10 soldiers and civilians — a dramatic escalation that sparked...

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