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    Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk
    Jul27

    Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk

    By Ayse Wieting And David McHugh DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of...

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine
    Jul27

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Just hours after the crash, Putin laid the groundwork for this approach, saying at a meeting of economic officials that “the tragedy...

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine
    Jul27

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense and appears to positioning for the long game…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Armed Australia force sent to secure Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine
    Jul27

    Armed Australia force sent to secure Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s dispatch of 190 armed police to guard the Malaysia Airlines crash site in separatist-held eastern Ukraine has stirred controversy and concern for the safety of the mission. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk
    Jul27

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels. But Russia...

    Ukraine Claims Success Against Pro-Russia Separatists
    Jul27

    Ukraine Claims Success Against Pro-Russia Separatists

    Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels. …read more Source:...

    Dutch government: 1st victim from Flight 17 disaster has been identified
    Jul27

    Dutch government: 1st victim from Flight 17 disaster has been identified

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government says the first victim has been identified from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster. The name and sex of the victim, a Dutch national, weren’t released. The government said Saturday the next of kin and mayor of the victim’s hometown have been informed. People watch as the convoy...

    In the Fields Where Flight 17 Fell
    Jul27

    In the Fields Where Flight 17 Fell

    Sabrina Tavernise recounts the night of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in the grass and wheat fields near Grabovo, Ukraine. The beautiful field where it came to rest is quiet now. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine army increases pressure on separatist stronghold
    Jul27

    Ukraine army increases pressure on separatist stronghold

    The Ukrainian military is increasing pressure on the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, officials said Saturday, even as concern grows about deeper Russian involvement in the conflict. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk
    Jul27

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine forces appear to have gained momentum recently by retaking control of territory from rebels. …read more Source: USA...