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    Russian Aid Convoy Awaits Inspection At Ukraine Border As ‘Difficult’ Truce Talks End In Berlin
    Aug18

    Russian Aid Convoy Awaits Inspection At Ukraine Border As ‘Difficult’ Truce Talks End In Berlin

    Update as of 6:00 a.m. EDT: A Ukrainian convoy carrying refugees from the conflict-ridden region of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine was struck by rockets and mortars, allegedly fired by pro-Moscow rebels, BBC reported, citing Ukrainian military sources. The report added that though the news was yet to be independently confirmed, Ukrainian officials...

    Refugee Buses Hit by Rocket Fire Near Luhansk, Deaths Reported
    Aug18

    Refugee Buses Hit by Rocket Fire Near Luhansk, Deaths Reported

    Rocket fire hit a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday killing an unknown number of people, Ukraine’s military and rebels said, blaming each other for the strike. About 500 people a day have been fleeing Luhansk, a pro-Russian separatist stronghold that has been battered by months of fighting...

    Russia: Agreement Reached On Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine But Not On Ceasefire
    Aug18

    Russia: Agreement Reached On Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine But Not On Ceasefire

    (Adds quotes context) BERLIN, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Monday said all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress had been made in Berlin talks toward a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in the east of the country. Following the talks between Russia, Germany, France and...

    Ukrainian Troops Reinforce Positions Reclaimed from Rebels
    Aug18

    Ukrainian Troops Reinforce Positions Reclaimed from Rebels

    Ukrainian soldiers are reinforcing their positions in areas recently reclaimed from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. With the help of high-tech gadgetry and brute force, government officers claim they have the upper hand. But VOA’s Gabe Joselow, at the front lines of the conflict, reports that outright victory for Kyiv’s...

    Kyiv Blames Separatists For Attack On Refugee Convoy; ‘Many’ Dead
    Aug18

    Kyiv Blames Separatists For Attack On Refugee Convoy; ‘Many’ Dead

    Separatists denied they were responsible after authorities in Kyiv blamed them for missiles that struck a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, leaving many dead, including women and children. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany Says Limited Progress in Ukraine Talks
    Aug18

    Germany Says Limited Progress in Ukraine Talks

    Berlin and Moscow say some progress was made in talks among the foreign ministers of Russian, Ukraine, Germany and France, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there has been no headway in reaching the main goal of ending the unrest in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Monday from Berlin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said talks the...

    Refugee Convoy Hit by Rocket Fire in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug18

    Refugee Convoy Hit by Rocket Fire in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of hitting a refugee convoy of buses with rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped in the burning vehicles, but the separatists denied responsibility. Government forces kept up pressure on the separatists in fighting overnight into Monday, blockading or recapturing...

    Lavrov Claims Humanitarian Convoy Cleared; Kyiv Defers To ICRC
    Aug18

    Lavrov Claims Humanitarian Convoy Cleared; Kyiv Defers To ICRC

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says agreements have been reached with Ukraine and the International Red Cross that clear the way for Russian humanitarian shipments into eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    March of silence one month after MH17 passengers killed in eastern Ukraine
    Aug18

    March of silence one month after MH17 passengers killed in eastern Ukraine

    Thousands march in silence in the Netherlands to remember the victims of the downed Malaysian flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine, one month ago. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine claims rebels fire on a column of refugees, killing ‘many’
    Aug18

    Ukraine claims rebels fire on a column of refugees, killing ‘many’

    Ukraine claimed Monday that rebels in the east of the country fired rockets and mortars on civilians trying to flee from the region’s intense fighting. …read more Source: CTV...