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    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...

    Poroshenko sees Putin’s visit to Crimea as stirring up more tension
    Aug18

    Poroshenko sees Putin’s visit to Crimea as stirring up more tension

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 17 (UPI) — President Petro Poroshenko said that Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea Monday was meant to stir up more tension in an already volatile situation in the region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent
    Aug18

    Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years, using the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air.The decision to add Army and civilian-operated missions to the...

    Russian Court Backs Ex-Kremlin Internet ‘Troll’ in Lawsuit
    Aug18

    Russian Court Backs Ex-Kremlin Internet ‘Troll’ in Lawsuit

    A Russian court has awarded symbolic damages to an online Russian writer who claimed her employer’s main goal was churning out Internet propaganda favorable to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. In a ruling Monday, the court in St. Petersburg set the damages at one ruble – the penalty sought by plaintiff Lyudmila...

    The Dark Side of Russian Sanctions: Lessons to Learn
    Aug18

    The Dark Side of Russian Sanctions: Lessons to Learn

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting While the impact of western sanctions on Russia has been well documented, little mention has been made of the effects of the Russian embargo on western agricultural products. Russia in response to the sanctions has declared an embargo on agricultural products...

    Ukrainian Diaspora Must Jettison Right Wing Tendencies
    Aug17

    Ukrainian Diaspora Must Jettison Right Wing Tendencies

    Though World War II has long since concluded, the conflict still lives on for many in Ukraine and the country’s foreign Diaspora. For Kiev, which has been locked in a deadly stalemate with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, the public relations stakes are high. While Moscow has sought to exploit the fact that some Ukrainians...

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    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...