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    9 Dead as Shelling Increases in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug18

    9 Dead as Shelling Increases in Eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — A night-long artillery exchange in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels claimed nine lives on Monday, casting doubt on the already shaky cease-fire. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops in the country’s industrial heartland eased after a truce...

    Russian Police Seize 470 Tons Of Contraband Cheese Products
    Aug18

    Russian Police Seize 470 Tons Of Contraband Cheese Products

    Russian police say they have arrested six people on charges of running an international smuggling ring that brought contraband foreign cheese products worth about 2 billion rubles ($30 million) into Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: False Flag Alert!
    Aug18

    The Daily Vertical: False Flag Alert!

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Conflict: DPR Defense Ministry Dismisses US Accusation Of Militia Attack In Mariupol
    Aug18

    Ukraine Conflict: DPR Defense Ministry Dismisses US Accusation Of Militia Attack In Mariupol

    There was no militia attack in northern and eastern parts of Mariupol, the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic claimed. Some U.S. media reports earlier suggested a militia attack in the eastern Ukrainian city. …read more Source: International Business...

    No More Norwegian Salmon For Russians
    Aug18

    No More Norwegian Salmon For Russians

    When Moscow banned European food imports last year in response to Western sanctions over its actions in Ukraine, Norwegian salmon fishermen were faced with a problem. Russia was the Norwegian fishing industry’s single largest export market. But the Norwegians were craftier than the Kremlin and found a way to wriggle off this hook. Within...

    Seven civilians, two troops dead in eastern Ukraine as shelling increases between government, rebels
    Aug18

    Seven civilians, two troops dead in eastern Ukraine as shelling increases between government, rebels

    Despite pledges to withdraw heavy calibre weapons from the front lines, both sides seem to be engaged in recent heavy fighting …read more Source: The Globe and...

    European Observers Hint Russia Connection In Eastern Ukraine Shelling
    Aug18

    European Observers Hint Russia Connection In Eastern Ukraine Shelling

    International observers have determined that Soviet Grad rocket launchers had been used in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to a report released Monday. According to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), eight fresh craters related to shelling in the Krasnoarmeyskoye settlement reveal that Grad multiple...

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine
    Aug18

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A night-long artillery exchange in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels claimed nine lives… …read more Source:...

    Soldiers, civilians killed during clashes in eastern Ukraine (+video)
    Aug18

    Soldiers, civilians killed during clashes in eastern Ukraine (+video)

    The fighting occurred near the port of Mariupol in the southeast and at rebel-held Horlivka. Meanwhile, Russian president Putin is touring Crimea. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Head of Russia’s National Railway, a Putin Associate, Said to Be Ousted
    Aug18

    Head of Russia’s National Railway, a Putin Associate, Said to Be Ousted

    It was not clear if sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea played a role in the reported removal of Vladimir I. Yakunin as director of Russian Railways. …read more Source: The New York...