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    Crimea’s One-Woman Resistance to Russian Occupation
    Aug13

    Crimea’s One-Woman Resistance to Russian Occupation

    Daria Karpenko. Photo via Facebook. Officially, the March 16 referendums in Sevastopol and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea showed that the peninsula’s inhabitants favor—almost unanimously—joining the Russian Federation. Over 95% of the population allegedly voted in favor of “reunification,” with turnouts of 83.1% in the Autonomous...

    ‘Cynical’ Russian aid convoy due in Ukraine
    Aug13

    ‘Cynical’ Russian aid convoy due in Ukraine

    A column of 262 Russian military trucks – described as humanitarian aid by Moscow and a “cynical” provocation by Kiev -… …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Soul: What Crimea Says about Putin’s Future
    Aug13

    Russia’s Soul: What Crimea Says about Putin’s Future

    President Vladimir Putin made himself immensely popular among Russians by annexing the Crimean Peninsula. But with the situation in eastern Ukraine volatile, it remains unclear how the move will ultimately be judged. A trip through Crimea provides some answers. …read more Source: Der...

    280-lorry Russian aid convoy set to reach Ukraine border within hours
    Aug13

    280-lorry Russian aid convoy set to reach Ukraine border within hours

    West fears operation is a prelude to invasion while Moscow insists it wants to help residents trapped by conflictA huge Russian convoy allegedly carrying humanitarian aid was expected to reach the Ukrainian border on Wednesday afternoon, in an operation the west fears may be a prelude to a Russian invasion but which Moscow insists is designed to...

    EU’s Ashton ready to call special meeting on Iraq, Ukraine
    Aug13

    EU’s Ashton ready to call special meeting on Iraq, Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is ready to call a special foreign ministers’ meeting as early as this week and is talking to EU governments about it, a spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Circles of power: Putin’s secret friendship with ex-Stasi officer
    Aug13

    Circles of power: Putin’s secret friendship with ex-Stasi officer

    After revelations of Russian presidents links to former chancellor Gerhard Schröder, investigation sheds light on relationship with influential German businessman When Vladimir Putin spends time in the German capital, a detour to Fuggerstraße in the Schöneberg district of Berlin is a must. There are many restaurants, bars and cafés there, and...

    Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters killed in separatist ambush
    Aug13

    Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters killed in separatist ambush

    KIEV (Reuters) – Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters, battling a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine, were killed early on Wednesday and an unknown number taken captive when rebels ambushed their bus, a spokesman for their group said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine crisis: Army will block ‘Putin humanitarian aid convoy’ at Kharkiv border
    Aug13

    Ukraine crisis: Army will block ‘Putin humanitarian aid convoy’ at Kharkiv border

    A Russian humanitarian aid convoy will not be allowed to enter Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has warned. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says Russian aid convoy won’t be let in, denounces Moscow’s ‘cynicism’
    Aug13

    Ukraine says Russian aid convoy won’t be let in, denounces Moscow’s ‘cynicism’

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine denounced the dispatch of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine as an act of Russian cynicism on Wednesday and said it would not be allowed in. …read more Source:...

    Russian aid convoy pushes south
    Aug13

    Russian aid convoy pushes south

    Russian lorries carrying aid to east Ukraine begin the second day of their journey, as some Ukrainian officials say the convoy will not be allowed in. …read more Source:...

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