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    Guns and fighters seep through Ukraine’s porous Russian border
    Aug28

    Guns and fighters seep through Ukraine’s porous Russian border

    Combatants engaged in last week’s fighting say walked into the country ‘to visit relatives’ at poorly policed checkpointsIn late April, 65 Russian men in groups of five to 10 crossed the border with Ukraine on foot, telling border guards they were going to visit relatives.It wasn’t a fond babushka who picked them up at the...

    Serving Russian soldiers on leave fighting Ukrainian troops alongside rebels, pro-Russian separatist leader says
    Aug28

    Serving Russian soldiers on leave fighting Ukrainian troops alongside rebels, pro-Russian separatist leader says

    Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko says among his rebels are fighting serving Russian soldiers, Russian state television reports …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s president accuses Russia of incursion
    Aug28

    Ukraine’s president accuses Russia of incursion

    Ukraine’s president has accused Russian forces of sending troops into Ukraine. The country’s security and defense council said Russian troops have seized control of a key southeastern border town. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Poroshenko vows to punish rebels who shot down Ukraine helicopter
    Aug28

    Poroshenko vows to punish rebels who shot down Ukraine helicopter

    President-elect pledges to do everything to stop further deaths after attack over Slavyansk kills 14, including army generalUkraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, has vowed to punish pro-Russian rebels who shot down an army helicopter in the east of the country, killing 14 people, including a general, in one of the deadliest attacks...

    Ukraine: general reportedly among dead as rebels down helicopter
    Aug28

    Ukraine: general reportedly among dead as rebels down helicopter

    Kiev escalates effort to retake Donbass region as rebel battalion seizes government building for Donetsk People’s RepublicPro-Russia rebels shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter in Slavyansk with portable surface-to-air missiles on Thursday, killing 14 people including an army general, according to the acting president, Oleksandr...

    Russian military troops ‘deployed to Ukraine’, warns Poroshenko
    Aug28

    Russian military troops ‘deployed to Ukraine’, warns Poroshenko

    The Ukrainian President says Russian military troops have been deployed to the east of country, as it emerged thousands of Russian citizens and soldiers are reportedly fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive: Armored column seen in south Russia near border with Ukraine
    Aug28

    Exclusive: Armored column seen in south Russia near border with Ukraine

    KRASNODAROVKA Russia (Reuters) – A Reuters reporter on Thursday saw a column of armored vehicles and soldiers near a Russian village about 3 km (1.9 miles) from the border with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine crisis: Russian military troops ‘deployed in east’, says Poroshenko
    Aug28

    Ukraine crisis: Russian military troops ‘deployed in east’, says Poroshenko

    The Ukrainian President says Russian military troops have been deployed to the east of country, as it emerged thousands of Russian citizens and soldiers are reportedly fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Miners hold pro-Russia rally in Donetsk
    Aug28

    Miners hold pro-Russia rally in Donetsk

    Around 300 coalminers march through city centre in show of support for self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s RepublicAround 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk on Wednesdayyesterday as rebel fighters fortified their positions in the city in anticipation of a possible attack by Ukrainian forces.The miners...

    Russia accused of Ukraine incursion
    Aug28

    Russia accused of Ukraine incursion

    Rebel leader claims as many as 4,000 Russians fighting in neighbour’s east while Kiev calls for a UN Security Council meeting …read more Source: Financial...

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