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    Russia’s Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine
    Aug18

    Russia’s Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blamed the Ukrainian government for the latest upsurge in fighting… …read more Source:...

    Uptick In Ukraine Violence As Putin Visits Crimea
    Aug18

    Uptick In Ukraine Violence As Putin Visits Crimea

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — 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...

    Pentagon to increase drone use by 50 per cent
    Aug18

    Pentagon to increase drone use by 50 per cent

    Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 per cent over the next several years, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: The Pentagon decided to add Army and civilian-operated missions to the mix because the Air Force, which had...

    Poroshenko To Visit Brussels Soon For Talks On Future Of Minsk Deal
    Aug18

    Poroshenko To Visit Brussels Soon For Talks On Future Of Minsk Deal

    The European Commission said on August 18 that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to visit Brussels within the next two week to discuss a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine that has cast doubts on a cease-fire deal between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Says Air Units Deploying South To Ashuluk For Drills
    Aug18

    Russia Says Air Units Deploying South To Ashuluk For Drills

    Russia’s Defense Ministry says the first phase of joint air-defense exercises by the Commonwealth of Independent States began on August 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...

    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...