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    Rebel forces unravel as Ukraine military cuts off key stronghold (AFP)
    Aug15

    Rebel forces unravel as Ukraine military cuts off key stronghold (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have suffered dramatic setbacks after top military chiefs quit and Kiev’s forces pummelled their strongholds, cutting off a key rebel-held city from the Russian border. …read more Source: The West...

    Is Putin changing tack on Ukraine?
    Aug15

    Is Putin changing tack on Ukraine?

    IN a surprising change in tone, President Vladimir Putin has said Russia would do everything in its power to halt the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    US warns Russia over Ukraine convoy
    Aug15

    US warns Russia over Ukraine convoy

    RAISING the stakes in Ukraine’s conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border but then stopped. …read more Source: THE...

    Separatist leader ‘Igor the Terrible’ resigns
    Aug15

    Separatist leader ‘Igor the Terrible’ resigns

    Igor Strelkov, one of the leading separatist military leaders in eastern Ukraine has resigned, the separatists’ self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic said on its website. …read more Source: ABC...

    Armoured vehicles cross from Russia into Ukraine
    Aug15

    Armoured vehicles cross from Russia into Ukraine

    A column of armoured vehicles and military trucks crossed the border from Russia into Ukraine on Thursday, in the first confirmed sighting of such an incident by Western journalists. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Global markets rise despite weak data from US and Europe
    Aug15

    Global markets rise despite weak data from US and Europe

    Global markets rose overnight, after a perceived easing in tension between Russia and Ukraine helped overshadowed some weak data. …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    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...

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