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    Igor Strelkov: mysterious Russian who led Ukraine rebels (AFP)
    Aug14

    Igor Strelkov: mysterious Russian who led Ukraine rebels (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – An alleged Russian intelligence colonel with an obsession for reenacting historical battles, Igor Strelkov, who quit as a key rebel chief on Thursday, was a driving force behind the brutal pro-Moscow insurgency tearing apart east Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian convoy rolls on towards Ukraine as fighting intensifies (AFP)
    Aug14

    Russian convoy rolls on towards Ukraine as fighting intensifies (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – A massive Russian “humanitarian” convoy closed in on Ukraine’s border Thursday despite doubts over whether the trucks would be allowed across, and as deadly fighting rocked rebel-held strongholds. …read more Source: The West...

    Slovak PM critical of Ukraine for sanctions
    Aug14

    Slovak PM critical of Ukraine for sanctions

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) Slovakia’s prime minister has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russia.Robert Fico says “it’s weird” that Ukraine, which has an association agreement with the 28-nation European Union… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin says Russia should not ‘fence itself off’ from West (AFP)
    Aug14

    Putin says Russia should not ‘fence itself off’ from West (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia should not “fence itself off from the outside world” despite a plunge in East-West relations over the pro-Kremlin insurgency in Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Disputed Russian convoy approaches southeastern Ukraine (AFP)
    Aug14

    Disputed Russian convoy approaches southeastern Ukraine (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – A Russian aid convoy that Kiev fears Moscow could use to help arm pro-Kremlin insurgents moved closer to separatist southeastern Ukraine on Thursday, a Russian emergencies ministry spokesman said. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian aid convoy heads for east Ukraine
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy heads for east Ukraine

    A massive Russian aid convoy bound for civilians in eastern Ukraine is pushing toward the embattled city of Luhansk. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Shelling kills 22 in Ukraine’s rebel-held Lugansk: official (AFP)
    Aug14

    Shelling kills 22 in Ukraine’s rebel-held Lugansk: official (AFP)

    Lugansk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Shelling has killed at least 22 residents in the besieged rebel-held bastion of Lugansk in east Ukraine over the past 24 hours, a local official said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian aid convoy heads for east Ukraine (AP)
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy heads for east Ukraine (AP)

    A massive Russian aid convoy bound for civilians in eastern Ukraine is pushing toward the embattled city of Luhansk. …read more Source: The West...

    Markets await Europe GDP under Ukraine’s shadow
    Aug14

    Markets await Europe GDP under Ukraine’s shadow

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) New growth figures are expected to show the crisis in Ukraine is weighing on the economy of the 18 countries that use the euro.The consensus of analysts surveyed by financial information provider FactSet… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine signals back down on convoy
    Aug14

    Ukraine signals back down on convoy

    UKRAINE has signalled that it may back down on its vow to block a Russian aid convoy from entering the rebel-held eastern regions. …read more Source: THE...

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