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    Polish PM: risk grows of Russia entering Ukraine
    Aug06

    Polish PM: risk grows of Russia entering Ukraine

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister says he has information indicating that there is a growing threat of a “direct intervention” by Russia in Ukraine. Poland’s Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski had expressed concern Tuesday night that a renewed build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine’s border heightened...

    Polish PM Says Threat Higher For Russian Intervention In Ukraine
    Aug06

    Polish PM Says Threat Higher For Russian Intervention In Ukraine

    ​Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says he has received information “in the last several hours” suggesting the threat of direct Russian military intervention in Ukraine is “higher than it was several days ago.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russians Blame Politics For Tourist Firms’¬†Collapse
    Aug06

    Russians Blame Politics For Tourist Firms’¬†Collapse

    The dropping value of the Russian ruble and low demand for holiday packages has caused several tourist companies to shut down in recent weeks. Speaking to Reuters on August 5 in Moscow, travel agents blamed the collapse on Russia’s internal and external politics, citing the situation around Ukraine as one of the reasons. (Reuters)...

    Ukraine Fears Hit European Markets
    Aug06

    Ukraine Fears Hit European Markets

    European shares fell sharply, amid renewed concerns over the conflict in Ukraine and the toll it is taking on the region’s economy. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Donetsk Rebels Defiant, Population Divided As Offensive Draws Near
    Aug06

    Donetsk Rebels Defiant, Population Divided As Offensive Draws Near

    As the Ukrainian government keeps up an antiseparatist offensive in the country’s east, rebels in Donetsk vow they will fight to the end in a city where local support for them is dwindling. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kazakhstan Drafts Plan To Protect Economy From Ukraine Sanctions
    Aug06

    Kazakhstan Drafts Plan To Protect Economy From Ukraine Sanctions

    The government of Kazakhstan has drafted a plan to prevent possible affects to the country’s economy by Western sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN Security Council Discuss Ukraine Crisis As Russia Blamed
    Aug06

    UN Security Council Discuss Ukraine Crisis As Russia Blamed

    UN officials warned of a worsening humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine as some UN Security Council members blamed Russia for the crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    War Exacts Heavy Toll on Ukraine Economy and National Mood
    Aug06

    War Exacts Heavy Toll on Ukraine Economy and National Mood

    After springtime euphoria as they sent their pro-Russian president packing, Ukrainians are now wearying of war’s painful economic and emotional costs. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin Urges Economic Retaliation for Sanctions Over Ukraine Conflict
    Aug06

    Putin Urges Economic Retaliation for Sanctions Over Ukraine Conflict

    The Russian president said that the measures were necessary to protect manufacturers of consumer goods in his country. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk
    Aug06

    Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine reached the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday as separatists and government troops exchanged rocket fire in neighborhoods on the edge of the city. The spread of fighting into the city itself marks a decisive turn for the conflict, but one that will arouse fears of an alarming escalation in the humanitarian...