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    Rebels enter southeastern town as battle for Ukraine’s strategic coastline heats up
    Aug28

    Rebels enter southeastern town as battle for Ukraine’s strategic coastline heats up

    By Peter Leonard NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised the prospect that the separatists are...

    Donetsk Cultural Center in Flames as Fighting Rages on
    Aug28

    Donetsk Cultural Center in Flames as Fighting Rages on

    The municipal cultural center in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk was in flames on Wednesday (August 27) amid continuing unrest as Ukraine forces tried to retake the city from pro-Russian separatists. The cause of the blaze could not immediately be confirmed, but locals reported shelling in the city. The government in Kiev and its allies...

    Breakthrough Hopes Dented as Ukraine Accuses Russia of New Incursion
    Aug28

    Breakthrough Hopes Dented as Ukraine Accuses Russia of New Incursion

    Fire consumes the house of culture in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold, Donetsk, after shelling in the area. Some fled the scene…others surveyed the damage. Locals say at least one person was killed and several others wounded. This, as Ukraine accuses Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border; the latest...

    Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Put Pressure on Putin
    Aug28

    Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Put Pressure on Putin

    The frantic appeal to the Russian President came on Wednesday from a cramped and cluttered office in the city of Kostroma, about 200 miles northeast of Moscow, where the relatives of Russian prisoners of war had gathered to wait for news of their sons and husbands. Olga Pochtoeva, the mother of one of the Russian soldiers recently captured in...

    New Russian offensive opens 3rd front: Ukraine
    Aug28

    New Russian offensive opens 3rd front: Ukraine

    The Russian attack in an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine is causing panic and retreat. The NYT reports. …read more Source:...

    Russian journalists attacked while investigating soldier burials
    Aug28

    Russian journalists attacked while investigating soldier burials

    Several Russian journalists say they were attacked while investigating the suspected secret burials of soldiers believed to have been killed in Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia denies plans to block gas flows to Europe
    Aug28

    Russia denies plans to block gas flows to Europe

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak dismissed Ukraine’s claims that Moscow plans to block gas transit to Europe. …read more Source:...

    New Front In Southeast Ukraine; West Accuses Russia
    Aug28

    New Front In Southeast Ukraine; West Accuses Russia

    Ukrainian and separatist forces clashed Wednesday around the Sea of Azov port town of Novoazovsk, on the southern end of separatist territory just eight miles from the Russian border. NATO, the United States and Ukraine have all accused Russia of leading an offensive in eastern Ukraine that has opened up a new, troubling front in the conflict....

    With Romanian Gas, Moldova Seeks Energy Independence From Russia
    Aug28

    With Romanian Gas, Moldova Seeks Energy Independence From Russia

    Moldova took a small but symbolic step Wednesday toward easing its reliance on Russian gas imports when it inaugurated a pipeline that will start to bring in gas next week from Romania. With fears mounting of a winter cut-off in gas supplies to Europe from Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, the prime ministers of Moldova and European Union...

    Battle for Southeastern Ukraine Heats Up
    Aug28

    Battle for Southeastern Ukraine Heats Up

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised the prospect that the separatists are seeking to create a...