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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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