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    Ukraine Hits Rebel City, Russia Masses Troops on Border
    Aug06

    Ukraine Hits Rebel City, Russia Masses Troops on Border

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev’s forces move in on the rebel stronghold. With Ukrainian troops encircling Donetsk, Western leaders have accused Russia of building...

    Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine, NATO says
    Aug06

    Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine, NATO says

    Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Polish PM Says Threat Of Russia’s Intervention In Ukraine Is Rising
    Aug06

    Polish PM Says Threat Of Russia’s Intervention In Ukraine Is Rising

    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday the threat of a direct intervention by Russia’s military in Ukraine has risen over the last couple of days. “We have reasons to suspect – we have been receiving such information in the last several hours – that the risk of a direct intervention (by Russia’s military...

    Rising Tensions as Kyiv Debates Future of Independence Square
    Aug06

    Rising Tensions as Kyiv Debates Future of Independence Square

    Seven months after Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled the country following mass demonstrations in Kyiv’s Independence Square, the protest camp – known as “Maidan” – still occupies the center of the city. The activists say their continued presence is still necessary, but many local residents...

    New Level of Sanctions, or From Russia With Love
    Aug06

    New Level of Sanctions, or From Russia With Love

    These days, authorities in Russia are seriously considering the prospect of imposing an airspace ban against all European airlines that fly above the country, using Trans Siberian air route. On Tuesday, Vedomosti Daily reported Russia was considering limiting, or even completely blocking European flights to Asia that cross Siberia, in response to...

    Ukraine Military: 18 Soldiers Killed in Fighting Near Donetsk
    Aug06

    Ukraine Military: 18 Soldiers Killed in Fighting Near Donetsk

    Eighteen Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 54 injured in fresh fighting overnight against separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. Spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said government forces had clashed with separatists 25 times in parts of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border in the 24 hours up to Wednesday...

    Russia massing 20,000 troops on Ukraine border, NATO warns
    Aug06

    Russia massing 20,000 troops on Ukraine border, NATO warns

    ‘We’re not going to guess what’s on Russia’s mind, but we can see what Russia is doing on the ground – and that is of great concern,’ NATO says …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian Minister Uses Facebook To Apologize For Policies
    Aug06

    Russian Minister Uses Facebook To Apologize For Policies

    A Russian minister apologized on Facebook for what he called “stupid” government policies that diverted money away from state pension funds. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO: Russia Could Be Poised to Invade Eastern Ukraine
    Aug06

    NATO: Russia Could Be Poised to Invade Eastern Ukraine

    Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday. Stating the conflict in Ukraine was fueled by Russia, NATO said in a statement that the troop build-up had further escalated “a dangerous...

    NATO Says Russia Has Amassed Around 20,000 Troops On Ukraine’s Eastern Border
    Aug06

    NATO Says Russia Has Amassed Around 20,000 Troops On Ukraine’s Eastern Border

    (Reuters) – Russia has amassed around 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the excuse of an humanitarian or peacekeeping mission to send them into Ukraine, NATO said in a statement on Wednesday. …read more Source: International Business...