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    Russian Aid Convoy Moves Into Ukrainian Territory, Citing ‘Intolerable’ Delays
    Aug22

    Russian Aid Convoy Moves Into Ukrainian Territory, Citing ‘Intolerable’ Delays

    A Russian aid convoy destined for rebel-held eastern Ukraine has crossed the border and entered the country, seemingly without the permission of authorities in Kiev. The Associated Press quoted a statement from the Russian foreign ministry as saying, “The Russian side has decided to act. Our column with humanitarian aid is starting to move...

    Remains of Flight 17 victims return to mourning Malaysia
    Aug22

    Remains of Flight 17 victims return to mourning Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines...

    Malaysia Mourns as Bodies of MH17 Victims Finally Come Home
    Aug22

    Malaysia Mourns as Bodies of MH17 Victims Finally Come Home

    People across Malaysia held a minute’s silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month. Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 crashed after apparently being struck by a missile over war-torn...

    Russian Truck Convoy Begins Crossing Into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian Truck Convoy Begins Crossing Into Ukraine

    The first trucks from a convoy which Russia says is carrying humanitarian aid have entered eastern Ukraine after a week waiting for permission to cross the border. Moscow has accused the Ukrainian government of creating “artificial demands” to delay aid deliveries. The convoy is bound for the Luhansk region, where many residents have...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to meet Merkel, Putin
    Aug22

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to meet Merkel, Putin

    The Ukrainian President said he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a ‘direct invasion’
    Aug22

    Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a ‘direct invasion’

    URALO-KAVKAZ, Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. The white-tarped semis carrying food, water, generators and sleeping bags sent from Moscow are intended for civilians in the...

    Russia Orders Convoy Across Border Without Permission From Kiev
    Aug22

    Russia Orders Convoy Across Border Without Permission From Kiev

    Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev’s permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which is fighting pro-Russian rebels. A Reuters witness said about 70 white-painted trucks, part of a column of about 260 that had been waiting at...

    Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries ‘Invasion’
    Aug22

    Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries ‘Invasion’

    A senior Ukrainian security official has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after a humanitarian aid convoy entered the country without a Red Cross escort, but says Kyiv will not attack the trucks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Aid Convoy Drives Into Ukraine Seemingly Without Kiev’s Approval
    Aug22

    Russian Aid Convoy Drives Into Ukraine Seemingly Without Kiev’s Approval

    URALO-KAVKAZ, Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion.” The white-tarped semis carrying food, water, generators and...

    Interview: Economist Says Food Ban ‘Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests’
    Aug22

    Interview: Economist Says Food Ban ‘Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests’

    Sergei Guriyev, former dean of the prestigious New Economics School in Moscow who left Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on critics of the Kremlin, discusses Russia’s ban on Western food imports and the dangers protectionist policies pose for the country’s economic growth. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...