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    Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near MH17 crash site in Ukraine
    Jul31

    Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near MH17 crash site in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Moscow Fights Back After Sanctions; Battle Rages Near Ukraine Crash Site
    Jul31

    Moscow Fights Back After Sanctions; Battle Rages Near Ukraine Crash Site

    (Reuters) – Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine’s government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation. …read more Source: International...

    Australian prime minister and foreign minister differ on Russia’s role in Ukraine fighting
    Jul31

    Australian prime minister and foreign minister differ on Russia’s role in Ukraine fighting

    Australia’s prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Saakashvili To Continue Activism Despite Charges
    Jul31

    Saakashvili To Continue Activism Despite Charges

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said the criminal charges filed against him in Georgia are related to his activities in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Russian Soldier’s Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow’s Involvement In East Ukraine [Report]
    Jul31

    A Russian Soldier’s Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow’s Involvement In East Ukraine [Report]

    Moscow has tried to hide its support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, but some social media posts from a Russian soldier may reveal much more direct involvement in the region. Over at BuzzFeed, reporter Max Seddon has the scoop on a 24-year-old soldier named Alexander Sotkin who has been posting some very interesting photos of his...

    Fighting Hampers MH17 Investigation
    Jul31

    Fighting Hampers MH17 Investigation

    Heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels around Donetsk has prevented international experts from reaching the MH17 plane crash site. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Australians leaders differ on Russian role in war
    Jul31

    Australians leaders differ on Russian role in war

    Australia’s prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine’s alert to airlines failed to give full picture of danger
    Jul31

    Ukraine’s alert to airlines failed to give full picture of danger

    Ukraine’s alert to airlines three days before a Malaysian Air passenger jet was shot down described a “restricted” area without noting fighting on the ground or evidence that rebels had surface-to-air missiles. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
    Jul31

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels has kept away international police...

    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly
    Jul31

    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details Wednesday of new sanctions aimed at hurting Russia’s...