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    Putin strikes conciliatory note on Ukraine, signaling desire to de-escalate crisis
    Aug14

    Putin strikes conciliatory note on Ukraine, signaling desire to de-escalate crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. Referring to a suggestion by firebrand...

    German Foreign Engagement Is Light
    Aug14

    German Foreign Engagement Is Light

    Brussels Beat: Berlin has led Europe’s diplomatic response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, but is it really taking the lead enough? …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin pauses, during a meeting with cultural figures at Chekhov museum in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, Crimea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Putin addressed hundreds of… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Under Artillery Fire, Ukraine Rebels Switch Their Leaders
    Aug14

    Under Artillery Fire, Ukraine Rebels Switch Their Leaders

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Two of the most senior rebels battling government troops in eastern Ukraine quit on Thursday, deepening the disarray in a pro-Moscow separatist movement that is being pushed back by a Ukrainian military offensive. The resignations came on the same day that artillery shells landed for the first time since the...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. …read more Source: Miami...

    Igor Strelkov Quits: Leader Of Pro-Russian Separatists Steps Down In Ukraine
    Aug14

    Igor Strelkov Quits: Leader Of Pro-Russian Separatists Steps Down In Ukraine

    The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense minister and de facto leader Igor Strelkov quit his position Thursday amid rumors that he was severely wounded. Ukrainian officials accuse him of being the direct link between pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and the Russian government, although Russia denies any direct connection with...

    Putin gives cautious speech, possibly leading towards easing crisis
    Aug14

    Putin gives cautious speech, possibly leading towards easing crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin travelled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. …read more Source: CTV...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Dutch Push Ukraine on MH17 Disaster Inquiries
    Aug14

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Dutch Push Ukraine on MH17 Disaster Inquiries

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch officials said Monday they will push ahead with both an investigation into the cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and a criminal investigation into the persons responsible, despite not being able to access the site where the plane went down in eastern Ukraine. Flight 17 was shot down July 17 above an area held by...

    Russian aid convoy nears Ukrainian border
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy nears Ukrainian border

    Ukraine government threatens to block convey if inspection of cargo is denied. …read more Source: USA...