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    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
    Aug23

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    Mstyslav Chernov and Peter LeonardTensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct invasion,” and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well.In another ominous turn in the...

    Merkel, Obama warn of ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine
    Aug23

    Merkel, Obama warn of ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that Russia was triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict in Ukraine due to its military presence and shelling there. …read more Source: Channel...

    NATO Condemns Russia’s Action, Sees Build-Up of Forces Near Ukraine
    Aug22

    NATO Condemns Russia’s Action, Sees Build-Up of Forces Near Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned Russia on Friday for sending a “so-called humanitarian convoy” into Ukraine without the consent of Kiev and accused it of escalating the crisis. …read more Source:...

    On East Ukraine Front, Residents Make Home in Soviet-Era Bomb Shelter
    Aug22

    On East Ukraine Front, Residents Make Home in Soviet-Era Bomb Shelter

    For those living on the front line between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine, the difference between life and death is often making it to the bomb shelter before the doo… …read more Source:...

    NATO Condemns Russia’s Action, Sees Build-Up of Forces Near Ukraine
    Aug22

    NATO Condemns Russia’s Action, Sees Build-Up of Forces Near Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned Russia on Friday for sending a “so-called humanitarian convoy” into Ukraine without the consent of Kiev and accused it of escalating the crisis. …read more Source:...

    Kiev says Russia has invaded as ‘aid’ trucks cross border
    Aug22

    Kiev says Russia has invaded as ‘aid’ trucks cross border

    Ukraine declared yesterday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow – frustrated by delays – sent a convoy of 130 aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Vladimir Putin, Merkel Discuss Possible Paths to Ukraine Ceasefire: Kremlin
    Aug22

    Vladimir Putin, Merkel Discuss Possible Paths to Ukraine Ceasefire: Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed possible joint steps to achieve a ceasefire in Ukraine in a phone conversation, the Kremlin said, ahead of Merkel’s trip … …read more Source:...

    NATO says Russian convoy move ‘only deepens crisis’
    Aug22

    NATO says Russian convoy move ‘only deepens crisis’

    NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sharply criticised the Russian decision to advance a “so-called” aid convoy into Ukraine as a “blatant breach” of international commitments that “only deepens the crisis”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Kiev, West slam Russia’s convoy ‘invasion’ in east Ukraine
    Aug22

    Kiev, West slam Russia’s convoy ‘invasion’ in east Ukraine

    The West on Friday (Aug 22) blasted Moscow for unilaterally sending a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine’s rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an “invasion”. …read more Source: Channel...

    UN Security Council to Meet Over Russia Aid Convoy
    Aug22

    UN Security Council to Meet Over Russia Aid Convoy

    The United Nations Security Council is to hold emergency consultations on Friday after Russia sent an aid convoy rolling into eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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