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    Belarus hopes to benefit as host of Ukraine-Russia talks
    Aug26

    Belarus hopes to benefit as host of Ukraine-Russia talks

    Regardless of whether talks produce results, they will help bring Minsk and dictator Alexander Lukashenko in from the coldWhile expectations of a breakthrough at Tuesday’s meeting between the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, are extremely low, there is one person hoping to benefit from the...

    Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine
    Aug26

    Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine

    Defence ministry source claims captured soldiers seen on video were on a border patrol and had strayed into Ukraine by mistakeSources in Moscow have admitted that men captured inside Ukraine are indeed serving Russian soldiers, but said they crossed the border “by mistake”. The admission comes as President Vladimir Putin is due to...

    Russian soldiers captured fighting with pro-Moscow rebels, says Ukraine
    Aug26

    Russian soldiers captured fighting with pro-Moscow rebels, says Ukraine

    Ukraine releases video purporting to show captured Russian paratroopers on day Kiev and Moscow meet for talks in BelarusUkrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.The footage, which is likely to...

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls snap election for October
    Aug26

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls snap election for October

    Premier dissolves parliament as country continues to battle pro-Russia insurgents, while Kiev accuses Moscow of interferingUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continued to battle a pro-Russia insurgency in its eastern regions, and Kiev again accused Russia of...

    Business sentiment falls in Germany for fourth straight month
    Aug25

    Business sentiment falls in Germany for fourth straight month

    Concerns about the Ukraine crisis and the effect of sanctions against Russia sweep through Europe’s largest economyGerman business sentiment dropped for a fourth straight month in August as concerns about the Ukraine crisis and the effect of sanctions against Russia swept through corporate boardrooms in Europe’s largest economy.The...

    Putin is key to avoiding a new cold war | David Owen
    Aug25

    Putin is key to avoiding a new cold war | David Owen

    The presidential summit in Minsk offers hope of a deal over Ukraine. But the Russian leader will not accept humiliationWhen the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine meet in Minsk tomorrow, it will inevitably recall the time leaders of those same republics met to dissolve the USSR at the Belavezha hunting lodge in Belarus on 8 December...

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s stadium damaged in Ukraine conflict – video
    Aug25

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s stadium damaged in Ukraine conflict – video

    The Donbass Arena, home ground to eastern-Ukraine team Shakhtar Donetsk, has been damaged after being hit twice by shelling early on Saturday morning. The club’s website reported that there were no casualties in the bombardment. Since it opened in 2009, the multimillion-pound stadium has hosted numerous Champions League matches as well as...

    Ukraine troops battle Russian armoured column, claims Kiev
    Aug25

    Ukraine troops battle Russian armoured column, claims Kiev

    Russia plays down hopes for breakthrough at Minsk talks as tensions rise with plans to send second aid convoy into UkraineUkraine’s government has said its forces have clashed with an armoured column that crossed the border from Russia as Moscow ramped up tensions ahead of crunch talks by pledging to send in a new aid convoy.The Ukrainian...

    Russia to send second aid convoy to eastern Ukraine
    Aug25

    Russia to send second aid convoy to eastern Ukraine

    Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov tells Kiev Moscow is preparing to repeat deliveries to rebel-held areas in next few daysRussia has announced plans to send a second aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, where months of fighting have left many buildings in ruins.Russia unilaterally sent about 200 tractor-trailers across the border on Friday, a...

    Ukraine marks Independence Day with parade
    Aug24

    Ukraine marks Independence Day with parade

    Thousands of spectators gather at show of force designed to boost morale in Kiev Ukraine marked Independence Day on Sunday with a parade of soldiers and heavy weaponry through central Kiev, in a show of force designed to boost morale among the country’s soldiers. … …read more Source: The...

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