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    Ukraine rebels advance on key port, in hint at Putin’s strategy
    Aug30

    Ukraine rebels advance on key port, in hint at Putin’s strategy

    Backed by Russian troops and weaponry, hundreds of Ukrainian rebel militiamen have mobilised in the south-eastern town of Novoazovsk and begun to push toward the strategic seaport of Mariupol. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Defiant Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine: analysts (AFP)
    Aug30

    Defiant Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine: analysts (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian strongman Vladimir Putin first used “Novorossiya” — the loaded Tsarist-era name for what is now southern and eastern Ukraine — just after annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March, sparking outrage in Kiev. …read more Source: The West...

    Obama’s tan suit buzzed around the world
    Aug30

    Obama’s tan suit buzzed around the world

    NEW YORK (AP) Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed ’round the world?Precisely. If you get all your news from social… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia (AFP)
    Aug30

    EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia (AFP)

    Milan (AFP) – European Union foreign ministers on Friday cleared the way for tougher sanctions against Russia over what many of them described as its invasion of neighbour Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Mariupol digs in as fears mount of rebel onslaught (AFP)
    Aug29

    Mariupol digs in as fears mount of rebel onslaught (AFP)

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Residents in east Ukraine’s strategic port Mariupol dug trenches Friday as others packed up and fled over fears the city could be the next target for advancing pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN (AFP)
    Aug29

    Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The conflict raging in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people, the United Nations said Friday, voicing concern about atrocities committed by armed groups and the increasing involvement of foreign fighters. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists; Kiev raises prospect of joining NATO
    Aug29

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists; Kiev raises prospect of joining NATO

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine as “insurgents” battling an army that he likened to Nazi invaders during World War II, and the Ukrainian government raised the prospect of joining NATO as it seeks help in repelling what it calls an outright Russian military invasion of...

    Obama do beige? Yes he tan
    Aug29

    Obama do beige? Yes he tan

    HE may have been addressing issues in Ukraine and Iraq, but it was Obama’s tan suit that took centre stage, and not in a good way. …read more Source: THE...

    Putin tells Ukraine to talk to rebels
    Aug29

    Putin tells Ukraine to talk to rebels

    RUSSIAN leader Vladimir Putin said Ukraine must enter talks with separatist rebels, as NATO called on Russia to stop ‘illegal’ military action. …read more Source:...

    NATO condemns Russian military action in Ukraine
    Aug29

    NATO condemns Russian military action in Ukraine

    NATO says it is clear Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into Ukraine, describing the actions as a “blatant violation” of the country’s sovereignty.The organisation’s secretary-general, Anders Rasmussen, condemned “in the strongest terms” what he said was Russia’s...

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