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    Ukrainian president dissolves parliament
    Aug26

    Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.In a statement on his website, President Petro Poroshenko said snap elections would be held Oct. 26.Poroshenko said the dissolution, which was...

    Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east
    Aug26

    Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine — To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes.The spectacle of the bruised and filthy soldiers being marched hands bound and...

    Putin, Poroshenko Shake Hands At Minsk Summit
    Aug26

    Putin, Poroshenko Shake Hands At Minsk Summit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands at the start of multilateral talks in Minsk on August 26. It was the first time the two presidents have met since June. Poroshenko told summit host Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka that he hoped a peace agreement would come out of the meeting....

    Putin Sits Down With Ukrainian President for Talks
    Aug26

    Putin Sits Down With Ukrainian President for Talks

    (MINSK, Belarus) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. MoreRice Slams Moscow’s Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Dangerous and Inflammatory’Ukrainian President Dissolves ParliamentNowhere to...

    Heavy Shelling Reported In Southeast Ukraine
    Aug26

    Heavy Shelling Reported In Southeast Ukraine

    Large columns of smoke rose from locations around the city of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine after what residents said was an artillery barrage on August 26. Novoazovsk lies on the Azov Sea on the road that runs from Russia to the major Ukrainian port of Mariupol. (AP) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid Simmering Conflicts, Paris Marks 1944 Liberation
    Aug26

    Amid Simmering Conflicts, Paris Marks 1944 Liberation

    During a summer darkened by conflict in the Middle East, Ukraine and parts of Africa, the world is remembering this week a more joyous event: the Liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation 70 years ago. It counts among the highlights of anniversaries this year marking the 20th century’s two great wars – and lessons they offer today....

    Russian soldiers’ capture clouds Putin-Poroshenko talks
    Aug26

    Russian soldiers’ capture clouds Putin-Poroshenko talks

    Ukraine released a video of captured Russian soldiers on Tuesday, sharply escalating a dispute over Moscow’s alleged backing for separatist rebels in the east of the former Soviet republic. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Poroshenko, Putin meet while fighting rages near Ukrainian border
    Aug26

    Poroshenko, Putin meet while fighting rages near Ukrainian border

    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Meet Face-to-Face
    Aug26

    Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Meet Face-to-Face

    MINSK, Belarus—The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko were joined by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan and three senior officials...

    Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks
    Aug26

    Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks

    MINSK, Belarus — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east.Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko were joined by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan and three senior officials...