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    Three civilians killed and 10 injured in overnight shelling of Donetsk
    Aug08

    Three civilians killed and 10 injured in overnight shelling of Donetsk

    Man says his godmother died as artillery barrage hit four apartment buildings in east Ukraine rebel strongholdAt least three civilians have been killed and another 10 wounded in overnight shelling of the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine besieged by government forces, officials said.Local people said a rebel rocket launcher recently seen...

    Russia is a bully, says Tony Abbott, as he warns of more Australian sanctions
    Aug08

    Russia is a bully, says Tony Abbott, as he warns of more Australian sanctions

    PM tells Vladimir Putin to keep out of Ukraine and that he risks more punishment by the west if he fails to do soTony Abbott has described Russia as a bully and threatened to increase Australias sanctions after Moscow imposed its own sanctions on western countries.In a forceful intervention on Friday, the Australian prime minister said the...

    Russias empty shelves wont just hurt the cheese-eating Moscow crowd | Natalia Antonova
    Aug08

    Russias empty shelves wont just hurt the cheese-eating Moscow crowd | Natalia Antonova

    Many people are treating the tit-for-tat sanctions as a joke, but trade wars are dangerous. The consequences will ripple far and wideIts a rainy afternoon in Moscow, and Ive just had to placate a sobbing child who doesnt understand why his beloved Diugas cheese has disappeared from the supermarket. Now, as far as the suffering of civilians in...

    Russian food import ban leaves shoppers unaffected  or a bit peeved
    Aug08

    Russian food import ban leaves shoppers unaffected or a bit peeved

    Threat to luxury groceries supply ‘shocking’ to some but many Russians say they accept ban and look to home marketsGoodbye parmesan, hello pelmeni. Goodbye brie, hello borsch. As Moscow’s chattering classes contemplated the horror of life without salami milano or foie gras, many ordinary Russians said they were quite happy with...

    Western food imports off the menu as Russia hits back over Ukraine sanctions
    Aug08

    Western food imports off the menu as Russia hits back over Ukraine sanctions

    Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow is also prepared to introduce measures in aviation, shipbuilding and automobile sectorsRussians will no longer be able to buy fruit, vegetables, meat, fish or dairy products from the EU and the US, as the full scope of Moscow’s food import ban became apparent on Thursday. … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine activists lament ‘betrayal’ of Kiev’s Maidan as war rages in the east
    Aug08

    Ukraine activists lament ‘betrayal’ of Kiev’s Maidan as war rages in the east

    Fate of centre of months of bloody protests is hotly debated topic in country as Ukrainian forces tighten grip on rebel-held DonetskThick smoke from burning tyres once again billowed into the blue sky over Kiev’s Independence Square on Thursday as a group of demonstrators still living in the protest camp scuffled with authorities trying to...

    Russia tensions with west over Ukraine hit Coca-Cola bottler and Adidas
    Aug07

    Russia tensions with west over Ukraine hit Coca-Cola bottler and Adidas

    Both companies affected by deterioration in Russia market, weak rouble and reduction in region’s consumer spendingThe world’s second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola drinks has become the latest company to be hit by the escalating standoff between Russia and the west, along with the sportswear maker Adidas.Coca-Cola HBC, which bottles and...

    Russia imagines a future without western foods
    Aug07

    Russia imagines a future without western foods

    As more details emerge of Putins plans to ban food imports from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway, people took to social media to ponder their culinary horizons. The Moscow Times pick their highlights The Kremlin has banned a range western food imports including fruit, vegetables, meat and diary, in a tit-for-tat response to international...

    Watching the Ukraine crisis from afar  share your stories
    Aug07

    Watching the Ukraine crisis from afar share your stories

    We want to hear from young Russians and Ukrainians under the age of 35 living in the UK. How has the conflict in Ukraine affected you and your relationships? It has been almost 10 months since the Euromaidan protests swept through Ukraines capital. The movement, which captured the worlds attention, began as a series of mass street protests by...

    Russia retaliates against western sanctions with ban on food imports
    Aug07

    Russia retaliates against western sanctions with ban on food imports

    Dmitry Medvedev tells ministers import ban on meat, fish and agricultural items from EU, US and Australia is effective immediatelyRussia has banned fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Russia’s prime minister told a government meeting on...

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