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    ‘Russian tank battalion’ helps rebels make gains in east Ukraine, Kiev claims
    Sep01

    ‘Russian tank battalion’ helps rebels make gains in east Ukraine, Kiev claims

    Ukraine says Moscow is providing direct military support to rebels as army and volunteer battalions report heavy casualtiesPro-Russia rebels are making decisive gains against Ukrainian forces in the east of the country, a turning of tides on the battlefield that Kiev says is due to Moscow providing direct military support.The Ukrainians suffered...

    Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis
    Sep01

    Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis

    PMI, a key monthly measure of business at UK factories, hits 14-month low, fanning fears overall economic growth is tailing offBritain’s manufacturers suffered a sharp slowdown last month as the Ukraine crisis shows the first signs of hitting the UK economy.A key monthly measure of business at Britain’s factories hit a 14-month low,...

    Thousands of Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine, say rights groups
    Sep01

    Thousands of Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

    Moscow denies deploying regular troops, but reports suggest up to 15,000 soldiers have been sent to assist separatists since JulyUp to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine over the past two months, and at least 200 may have died in combat there, according to rights groups.Moscow denies that it has deployed regular troops to Ukraine...

    Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: no military intervention in Ukraine  video
    Sep01

    Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: no military intervention in Ukraine video

    Speaking at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia wants a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine, saying there would be no military intervention by Russia. Lavrov also responds to the latest sanctions from Europe and the US saying Russia would protect its interests …...

    Ukraine clashes force troops to abandon airport ahead of crisis talks
    Sep01

    Ukraine clashes force troops to abandon airport ahead of crisis talks

    Latest discussions to end crisis to include Russia-backed separatists, as Luhansk and Donetsk airports come under fireFighting continued in eastern Ukraine on Monday, as a new round of talks were due to start in Minsk, Belarus, aimed at ending the crisis, which for the first time would include representatives of the Russia-backed separatist...

    Russian foreign minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine
    Sep01

    Russian foreign minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

    Lavrov says talks should focus on a truce and Ukraine forces must retreat from positions where they can harm civiliansRussia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said the negotiations taking place in Minsk on Monday to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine should seek an immediate ceasefire.Lavrov added that Ukrainian forces must pull back...

    Australia to adopt tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
    Sep01

    Australia to adopt tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    Government to cease arms exports and deny state-owned banks new access to Australias capital marketAustralia will escalate its sanctions against Russia, with the government barring arms exports to the country and denying Russian state-owned banks new access to the Australian capital market.Tony Abbott told parliament on Monday that Australia...

    Vladimir Putin calls on Kiev to enter ‘statehood’ talks for south-east Ukraine
    Sep01

    Vladimir Putin calls on Kiev to enter ‘statehood’ talks for south-east Ukraine

    Russian president’s spokesman plays down interview remarks as key port city of Mariupol prepares for possible rebel assaultVladimir Putin has called on Kiev to enter discussions on “statehood” for the south-east regions of Ukraine a day after the EU gave Russia a week to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine or face further...

    We need to tell the truth about what Russia is doing in Ukraine | Wesley Clark
    Sep01

    We need to tell the truth about what Russia is doing in Ukraine | Wesley Clark

    Nato must face up to the realities of Putins war of aggression in eastern Europe and take material steps to support UkraineAs the Ukraine crisis has intensified over the past six months, Russia has been developing a new form of warfare inserting special forces, provoking, and slowly, deliberately escalating the conflict. Russian actions flout...

    ‘Too cautious’ Obama urged to act tough on Russia and Isis
    Aug31

    ‘Too cautious’ Obama urged to act tough on Russia and Isis

    Republicans and Democrats call on president to take harder approach on Russian intervention in Ukraine and Isis in SyriaKerry: airstrikes alone will not defeat genocidal IsisObamas foreign policy: realist or isolationist?Barack Obama was on Sunday urged to take a tougher approach towards Russia and Syria, as Republicans and Democrats returned...

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