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    Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine

    Witnesses say the first trucks from a Russian aid convoy crossed the border into Ukraine after Moscow said it was tired of waiting for Kyiv’s permission to move forward. Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement Friday that all excuses for the delay have been “exhausted” and that the convoy was heading toward the...

    First trucks in Russian aid convoy driven across border into eastern Ukraine
    Aug22

    First trucks in Russian aid convoy driven across border into eastern Ukraine

    IZVARYNE, Ukraine — Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which had planned to escort the convoy to assuage fears that it was being used as a cover for an...

    Remains of Flight 17 victims return to mourning Malaysia
    Aug22

    Remains of Flight 17 victims return to mourning Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines...

    Russia aid convoy on the move toward Luhansk
    Aug22

    Russia aid convoy on the move toward Luhansk

    Ukraine’s government is concerned the aid may be used to bolster rebels. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian aid trucks move into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian aid trucks move into Ukraine

    Moscow says it got tired of waiting for the nod from Kiev, so it ordered humanitarian convoy into rebel-held territory, against Kiev’s will …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Mourns as Bodies of MH17 Victims Finally Come Home
    Aug22

    Malaysia Mourns as Bodies of MH17 Victims Finally Come Home

    People across Malaysia held a minute’s silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month. Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 crashed after apparently being struck by a missile over war-torn...

    Ukraine calls Russian aid convoy ‘direct invasion’
    Aug22

    Ukraine calls Russian aid convoy ‘direct invasion’

    Ukrainian authorities said on Friday that 90 trucks from a Russian aid convoy had crossed into Ukraine without permission and Ukraine’s state security chief said this amounted to a “direct invasion” by Russia. …read more Source:...

    Russia Orders Convoy Across Border Without Permission From Kiev
    Aug22

    Russia Orders Convoy Across Border Without Permission From Kiev

    Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev’s permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which is fighting pro-Russian rebels. A Reuters witness said about 70 white-painted trucks, part of a column of about 260 that had been waiting at...

    Russian Truck Convoy Begins Crossing Into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian Truck Convoy Begins Crossing Into Ukraine

    The first trucks from a convoy which Russia says is carrying humanitarian aid have entered eastern Ukraine after a week waiting for permission to cross the border. Moscow has accused the Ukrainian government of creating “artificial demands” to delay aid deliveries. The convoy is bound for the Luhansk region, where many residents have...

    Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries ‘Invasion’
    Aug22

    Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries ‘Invasion’

    A senior Ukrainian security official has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after a humanitarian aid convoy entered the country without a Red Cross escort, but says Kyiv will not attack the trucks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...