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    Russian aid convoy at Ukraine border waits for security deal
    Aug17

    Russian aid convoy at Ukraine border waits for security deal

    Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. Ukrainian officials are concerned that the mission, comprising around 200 trucks, could be a guise for...

    Red Cross: Russian aid convoy for eastern Ukraine held up by lack of security guarantees (with video)
    Aug17

    Red Cross: Russian aid convoy for eastern Ukraine held up by lack of security guarantees (with video)

    By Alexander Roslyakov And Jim Heintz KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. The main holdup was a lack of...

    Ukraine Military Reinforces Positions Reclaimed from Rebels
    Aug17

    Ukraine Military Reinforces Positions Reclaimed from Rebels

    Ukrainian soldiers are reinforcing positions in areas recently reclaimed from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. With the help of high-tech gadgetry and brute force, government officers say they have claimed the upper hand, but on the front lines of the conflict it appears outright victory for Kyiv’s army will not be easy. At a...

    Ukraine: 1,200 Soldiers And 150 Armored Vehicles Joining Separatists After Russian Training
    Aug17

    Ukraine: 1,200 Soldiers And 150 Armored Vehicles Joining Separatists After Russian Training

    Pro-Russian separatists announced 1,200 troops and 150 vehicles including tanks trained in Russia will join their increasingly desperate fight against the Ukrainian military. Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko, who made the announcement in a video, did not specify the origins of the troops or weapons. …read more Source: International...

    Ukraine rebels gearing up for counteroffensive
    Aug16

    Ukraine rebels gearing up for counteroffensive

    The rebels have been promising a counter-offensive for several days but have yet to launch one. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Foreign Minister Calls on NATO, EU to Give Military Support
    Aug16

    Ukraine Foreign Minister Calls on NATO, EU to Give Military Support

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called on NATO and the European Union to provide military support for Ukrainian troops fighting pro-Russian separatists and said the Western military alliance needed to come up with a new strategy toward Kiev. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached a critical phase and a separatist leader...

    Legal ‘Pussyrioting’ Lives on in Another Russian Court Blunder
    Aug16

    Legal ‘Pussyrioting’ Lives on in Another Russian Court Blunder

    Russia’s use of “extremism” laws to prosecute nonviolent dissent is best known through Pussy Riot’s Dance Seen Around The World in Moscow’s main Christian Orthodox Cathedral, which yielded some of its participants two-year prison terms. On August 15, a district court in Moscow issued a verdict against Maxim...

    Slovakia Tests Reverse Gas Flow To Ukraine
    Aug16

    Slovakia Tests Reverse Gas Flow To Ukraine

    Slovakia has started testing a reverse gas flow that aims to help supply neighboring Ukraine with badly needed natural gas. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Claims Kyiv Forces Capture Another Town In Donetsk Region
    Aug16

    Poroshenko Claims Kyiv Forces Capture Another Town In Donetsk Region

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tweeted that pro-government forces have captured the town of Zhdanivka, some 40 kilometers northeast of the city of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Aid Convoy Waits Near Ukraine
    Aug16

    Russian Aid Convoy Waits Near Ukraine

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia—Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy were waiting Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. Ukrainian officials are concerned that the mission including around 200...