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    Merkel jets into Kiev as tensions soar over Ukraine (AFP)
    Aug23

    Merkel jets into Kiev as tensions soar over Ukraine (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Kiev Saturday for crisis talks with Ukraine’s pro-Western leaders, as a controversial aid convoy from Moscow began crossing back from the war-torn east of the country to Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    Artillery fire ‘kills two civilians’ in Donetsk (AFP)
    Aug23

    Artillery fire ‘kills two civilians’ in Donetsk (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Two civilians were killed Saturday apparently by artillery fire in Donetsk, the main separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine, an AFP reporter witnessed. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine
    Aug23

    Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.An Associated Press reporter saw four of the trucks waiting Saturday morning… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian convoy retreats amid condemnation of ‘dangerous escalation’
    Aug23

    Russian convoy retreats amid condemnation of ‘dangerous escalation’

    The first trucks from Moscow’s controversial aid convoy to rebel-held parts of Ukraine have begun returning to Russia, monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe say.Paul Picard, the acting head of the mission observing the Russian border post known as Donetsk, said some of the vehicles had begun passing through...

    Russian aid trucks lift Ukraine tensions
    Aug23

    Russian aid trucks lift Ukraine tensions

    THE West has rebuked Russia for sending trucks from an aid convoy to east Ukraine’s rebel-held Luhansk in a move Kiev decried as an “invasion”. …read more Source: THE...

    Anger in West as Russian aid convoy enters Ukraine
    Aug23

    Anger in West as Russian aid convoy enters Ukraine

    The West has rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine’s rebel-held Luhansk in a move Kiev decried as an “invasion.” …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves
    Aug23

    Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts (AP) President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and Russian shelling into Ukraine… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kiev, West slam Russian aid convoy to east Ukraine (AFP)
    Aug23

    Kiev, West slam Russian aid convoy to east Ukraine (AFP)

    Izvaryne (Ukraine) (AFP) – The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks Friday from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine’s rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an “invasion.” …read more Source: The West...

    No surrender: Ukraine rebels confident despite losses (AFP)
    Aug23

    No surrender: Ukraine rebels confident despite losses (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces may be pummelling them daily and key leaders might have just quit but defiant pro-Russian rebels say any talk of them being on the back foot is just crude propaganda from Kiev. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia firing artillery within Ukraine, NATO reports
    Aug23

    Russia firing artillery within Ukraine, NATO reports

    The conflict between Russia and Ukraine hit dangerous new heights Friday as Russia sent an enormous aid convoy into rebel-held Ukrainian territory without the permission of the Kiev government, a move that a top Ukrainian security… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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