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    Russia’s aid convoy: Putin’s PR coup
    Aug14

    Russia’s aid convoy: Putin’s PR coup

    HELP is on the way. Or so Russian state television declared on August 12th, as nearly 300 lorries with food, medicine and generators set off from a base outside Moscow for the besieged city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.Confusion reigns over what the lorries are carrying, and over how they will cross into Ukraine. As The Economistwent to press,...

    EU to compensate farmers for Russian food ban
    Aug14

    EU to compensate farmers for Russian food ban

    The European Commission will next week come forward with market stabilisation measures to compensate a number of perishable fruit and vegetable producers for losses suffered as a result of Russia’s ban on food from the European Union. The Russian ban is a counter-measure against EU sanctions on Russian individuals and financial institutions...

    Crimea’s rocky path to Russia
    Aug14

    Crimea’s rocky path to Russia

    As Russian President Putin holds meetings in Crimea, a yearning is palpable among people there. A yearning for a time when many believe life was better. People want Russia to restore that past, but it’s not an easy path. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship
    Aug14

    In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship

    A new Ukrainian law was supposed to allow the government to shut down media and block websites without a court order. Images mixed by author. A new draft law in Ukraine threatened to empower the government to shut down media outlets and block websites in the name of national security. The law, which passed its first reading in parliament...

    Ukraine says it will accept Russian aid convey  under Red Cross distribution – video
    Aug14

    Ukraine says it will accept Russian aid convey under Red Cross distribution – video

    A Russian aid convoy left the south-western Russian city of Voronezh in the early hours on Thursday and can be seen advancing towards the Ukrainian border. Kiev declared that the convoy would not be allowed to pass on Wednesday, but a presidential spokesman says a compromise might be found, bringing the distribution under the control of the...

    Heavy shelling hits centre of rebel-held Donetsk
    Aug14

    Heavy shelling hits centre of rebel-held Donetsk

    The centre of Ukraine’s rebel-held bastion of Donetsk was hit by heavy shelling for the first time since fighting began between government forces and pro-Russia separatists, witnesses and reporters at the scene said. …read more Source: France...

    Russian convoy stops close to Ukraine border
    Aug14

    Russian convoy stops close to Ukraine border

    Group of 280 trucks, reportedly carrying humanitarian aid, stops in field 25 miles from rebel-controlled border crossingA large Russian convoy reportedly carrying humanitarian aid has arrived close to the border with eastern Ukraine, near a crossing point controlled by pro-Russian separatists.The route of the 280-truck convoy, which set off from...

    Chepurin: By imposing sanctions on Russia Serbia would shoot itself in the leg
    Aug14

    Chepurin: By imposing sanctions on Russia Serbia would shoot itself in the leg

    BELGRADE – If Serbia was to introduce sanctions for Russia, it would be like shooting itself in the leg, Ambassador of the …read more Source:...

    Donetsk shelled as Russia convoy approaches Ukraine border
    Aug14

    Donetsk shelled as Russia convoy approaches Ukraine border

    Artillery fire is reported to have hit near the center of the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk for the first time in the current fighting. Meanwhile, a Russian convoy approached the Ukrainian border. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russian aid convoy resumes journey to Ukraine
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy resumes journey to Ukraine

    A convoy of lorries carrying humanitarian aid from Russia into Ukraine continues its journey but bypasses Red Cross check point …read more Source: The...

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