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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    On Japan and China: Taking a Stand, Not Taking Sides
    Aug14

    On Japan and China: Taking a Stand, Not Taking Sides

    From Project Syndicate CANBERRA — With the world producing more history than most of us can consume right now, it is easy to lose sight of recent developments that could have even greater consequences for long-term peace and stability than recent alarming events in eastern Ukraine, Gaza, and Syria-Iraq. The outcome of the nuclear...

    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…. …read more Source:...

    Top rebel commander in Ukraine reportedly resigns
    Aug14

    Top rebel commander in Ukraine reportedly resigns

    A top rebel commander in Ukraine reportedly resigned Thursday – marking the third change in the separatists’ leadership in the past week. …read more Source: FOX...

    Shells hit central Donetsk, Russian aid convoy heads towards border
    Aug14

    Shells hit central Donetsk, Russian aid convoy heads towards border

    Artillery shells hit close to the centre of Ukraine’s separatist-held city of Donetsk for the first time on Thursday, killing at least one person, as a large Russian aid convoy rumbled towards the border. …read more Source: The Toronto...