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    Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev review  an invaluable guide to the present crisis
    Aug17

    Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev review an invaluable guide to the present crisis

    Andrey Kurkov, the author of Death and the Penguin, is ideally placed to guide us through the Ukrainian revolution as it unfoldsUkraine, previously a place most foreigners happily ignored, has forced itself on the world’s attention this year.The fact that Vladimir Putin stole Crimea would have been enough on its own. It was the first...

    Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jet
    Aug17

    Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jet

    Plane shot down over Luhansk region, rebels say, as foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France meet in Berlin to discuss crisis …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels
    Aug17

    Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels

    Foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France due to meet in Berlin, and 10 civilians killed in shelling in DonetskPro-Russia rebels shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet on Sunday, before Kiev and Moscow’s top diplomats were due to hold urgent talks to defuse tensions over fighting in the east of the ex-Soviet nation.Ukraine’s...

    What I learned from Vladimir Putin
    Aug17

    What I learned from Vladimir Putin

    Is Russian President Vladimir Putin, like most political leaders, predisposed to spinning the truth for his own benefit? Or does he go far beyond that, governing Russia and dealing with his neighbours and the rest of the world with reckless mendacity, abetted by a supine national media? Sometimes, in answering questions like this, we can draw not...

    Ukrainian fighter jet shot down
    Aug17

    Ukrainian fighter jet shot down

    Ukraine’s military says a fighter jet was shot down near the rebel city of Luhansk, as part of a stalled Russian aid convoy heads for the border. …read more Source:...

    Red Cross yet to begin Russian convoy checks
    Aug17

    Red Cross yet to begin Russian convoy checks

    The Red Cross said its officials had arrived at an area where a mammoth Russian aid convoy is parked close to Ukraine’s border but were still waiting to start official inspections. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Ukraine recognizes as aid Russia-ICRC cargo
    Aug17

    Ukraine recognizes as aid Russia-ICRC cargo

    Ukraine has recognized as relief aid the International Red Cross cargo which Russia dispatched to Ukraine on August 12, the Ukrainian government …read more Source:...

    Red Cross says no security guarantees in place yet for Russian aid convoy
    Aug17

    Red Cross says no security guarantees in place yet for Russian aid convoy

    Russia and Ukraine are slowly inching towards an agreement on allowing a convoy of more than 260 Russian vehicles to enter the country carrying food,… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels prepare for new counter-offensive
    Aug17

    Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels prepare for new counter-offensive

    Pro-Russian rebels are planning a major counter-offensive against Ukrainian government forces after they receive tanks, armoured vehicles and other military equipment and an influx of troops trained in Russia, a separatist leader said in a video released yesterday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian aid convoy still blocked near Ukrainian border
    Aug16

    Russian aid convoy still blocked near Ukrainian border

    Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. …read more Source: France...

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