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    Dispatch: Inside Russia’s aid lorries bound for Ukraine
    Aug15

    Dispatch: Inside Russia’s aid lorries bound for Ukraine

    Roland Oliphant gets a glimpse inside some of the 270-strong convoy of Russian aid trucks as they prepare to enter Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Aug14

    Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine

    Serbian fighters fight side by side with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. According to Belgrade, they’re not the only ones active in Ukraine, either. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border
    Aug14

    Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border

    Column of 23 armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross border after dark, while 280 trucks come to halt separatelyThe white trucks of humanitarian aid rumbled through Russia in a convoy stretching for miles, moving slowly southwards on the M4 highway, amid a landscape of fertile fields and Ladas stopped at the roadside their boots...

    Russians will pay heavier price in sanctions war
    Aug14

    Russians will pay heavier price in sanctions war

    Ban on lending to some Russian state-owned companies is beginning to biteCrates of peaches are turning to mush on the roadside. Not just Greek stone-fruit growers but farmers across Europe, the US and Asia are feeling the pinch after Russia’s decision to impose tit-for-tat sanctions. Among the losers are German pig farmers, British fishing...

    Gaza and Crimea conflicts could have been predicted by monitoring cyber attacks
    Aug14

    Gaza and Crimea conflicts could have been predicted by monitoring cyber attacks

    A surge in cyber attacks preceeded both the conflict in Ukraine and in Gaza, new research has found – leading to suggestions that the technique could be used to predict future fighting …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis: Russian convoy on the move as situation approaches potentially explosive endgame
    Aug14

    Ukraine crisis: Russian convoy on the move as situation approaches potentially explosive endgame

    There is a sense that the multiple strands of the six-month-old Ukraine conflict were fast converging in what threatened to become an explosive and highly destructive endgame. …read more Source: The...

    Bombs fall in centre of Donetsk
    Aug14

    Bombs fall in centre of Donetsk

    Rebel forces and Ukraine’s army trade accusations over bombs that landed near the centre of Donetsk, killing two and injuring five …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine sends OWN aid convoy of trucks to crisis-hit region as Russia’s approach border
    Aug14

    Ukraine sends OWN aid convoy of trucks to crisis-hit region as Russia’s approach border

    The group of 262 trucks – which the Russians say is full of food and aid like sleeping bags and generators – was this morning around 280 miles from the Ukrainian border. …read more Source: Daily...

    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,...

    Ukrainian MP punches colleague in the face in parliament – video
    Aug14

    Ukrainian MP punches colleague in the face in parliament – video

    Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Ukraine’s populist Radical Party, is punched by a colleague after an argument over soldiers fighting in east Ukraine. Lyashko and independent deputy Oleksandr Shevchenko square-off in front of media, exchanging profanities and engaging in a brief scuffle. The pair then face-off again and Shevchenko strikes...

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