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    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat to Russia
    Aug05

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat to Russia

    The BBC’s Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia’s border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ”under intense pressure”. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine
    Aug05

    Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine

    Adding battalions near the border with Ukraine could allow Russia to launch a cross-border incursion there with little or no warning, Western officials said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kiev positioning to move on rebels
    Aug05

    Kiev positioning to move on rebels

    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military on Monday appeared to be readying a long-awaited major assault on the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, warning civilians to leave as troops tightened their ring around the city amid heavy fighting. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Germany blocks shipment of military training gear to Russia
    Aug05

    Germany blocks shipment of military training gear to Russia

    Deal had been delayed in March over Crimean incident …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine military warns of ‘assault’ plan
    Aug05

    Ukraine military warns of ‘assault’ plan

    As the Ukrainian military warns of plans to assault a rebel-controlled city, separatist militants are thinning on the streets and their leaders are canceling events. …read more Source:...

    Government soldiers cross border into Russia
    Aug05

    Government soldiers cross border into Russia

    Ukraine and Western countries have accused Russia of providing the rebels with equipment and expertise, a claim that the Russian government has repeatedly denied. The West has also accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles that may have been used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over...

    Ukraine Rebels Enlisting ‘Punishment Brigades’ for Support Work
    Aug05

    Ukraine Rebels Enlisting ‘Punishment Brigades’ for Support Work

    Glum-looking detainees, often stripped to their underwear, can be seen around Donetsk digging ditches, clearing brush and peeling potatoes. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Says 311 Ukrainian Soldiers are Seeking Asylum in Russia
    Aug05

    Russia Says 311 Ukrainian Soldiers are Seeking Asylum in Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it was in talks with Moscow over the return of 311 Ukrainian soldiers and border guards who had been forced by fighting with separatists to cross into Russia. But Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum. Both sides seemed set to use the fate of the troops to score propaganda...

    U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ about Russian military exercise
    Aug05

    U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ about Russian military exercise

    The State Department on Monday warned Moscow that a large Russian military exercise underway near the border with Ukraine could sharpen tensions as Russian-backed separatists battle Ukrainian troops nearby. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Netherlands informs UN of investigation it is leading into Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine
    Aug05

    Netherlands informs UN of investigation it is leading into Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine

    The Netherlands has informed the U.N. …read more Source: FOX...