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    Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position
    Aug13

    Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position

    The Kremlin’s rush to get a massive aid convoy to civilians trapped in eastern Ukraine has confronted the Kiev government with the dubious choice of appearing insensitive as it delays delivery to inspect the cargo or letting through unchecked goods that could resupply a sputtering separatist… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    As Showdown Looms, Humanitarian Situation Worsens in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug13

    As Showdown Looms, Humanitarian Situation Worsens in Eastern Ukraine

    As Ukraine promises to deny entrance to a convoy of nearly 300 Russian trucks carrying what Russia says are aid to civilians in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, the humanitarian situation is worsening in the region’s besieged cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. As the Russian convoy nears the border, Ukrainian and Western officials fear that...

    Raw: Russia sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine
    Aug13

    Raw: Russia sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    A convoy of Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine Tuesday, one day after an agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission. (Aug 12) …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross
    Aug13

    Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

    MOSCOW — With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. The televised sight of the miles-long convoy sparked a show of indignation from the government in Kiev, which insisted any...

    Amid Ukraine Crisis, Fear of Vladimir Putin Extends to Soccer
    Aug13

    Amid Ukraine Crisis, Fear of Vladimir Putin Extends to Soccer

    Transcripts from a magazine indicate the executives recoiled from making a decision on allowing three Crimean teams into Russian leagues. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia to Boost Trade with Egypt
    Aug13

    Russia to Boost Trade with Egypt

    Russia will increase exports of wheat to Egypt and imports of other agriculture products from it, Russian officials said on Tuesday as the two countries discussed the potential for free trade. The move comes as Russia seeks new sources of supply after it banned most food imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and...

    Stocks Slip; Kate Spade Shares Mauled
    Aug13

    Stocks Slip; Kate Spade Shares Mauled

    This video of a convoy of 280 trucks heading from Russia toward Ukraine – putting global markets on edge. Even though Russia says the trucks are bringing humanitarian aid – some are worried The Kremlin may be laying the groundwork for a later invasion. In the U.S., those fears ebbed a little by the end of the session, leaving Wall...

    Putin Calls Western Bluff With Humanitarian Convoy Stunt
    Aug13

    Putin Calls Western Bluff With Humanitarian Convoy Stunt

    When the Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks departed from a military base near Moscow on Tuesday morning and headed toward the border with Ukraine, they were kitted out to look as benevolent as possible. All of them were painted in pristine white, and matching tarpaulin was stretched over their cargo. As they prepared to head out, a priest went...

    Ukraine Will Allow Russian Aid Convoy Across Border, After Moscow Concedes To Demands
    Aug12

    Ukraine Will Allow Russian Aid Convoy Across Border, After Moscow Concedes To Demands

    Russia and Ukraine have potentially good news for the Ukrainians devastated by the conflict between the Ukrainian government and eastern pro-Russian separatists: Russian aid is coming. The Russian government-owned ITAR-TASS reports that Ukrainian and Russian officials have agreed over a travel route and other guidelines for a convoy of 287...

    Russian Convoy Heads To Ukraine, Bearing Aid — But Some Suspect Foul Play
    Aug12

    Russian Convoy Heads To Ukraine, Bearing Aid — But Some Suspect Foul Play

    A Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks has left for eastern Ukraine, carrying what Russia claims to be humanitarian aid. Ukrainian leaders suspect the convoy could be a cover for a military operation. Katherin Hille of the Financial Times joins Robert Siegel to discuss the situation.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...