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    Aid convoy crosses into Ukraine from Russia
    Sep14

    Aid convoy crosses into Ukraine from Russia

    A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. The much-needed aid arrived as fighting flared again between pro-Russia rebels and government forces, further...

    More Monitors, Drones To Monitor Ukraine Truce
    Sep14

    More Monitors, Drones To Monitor Ukraine Truce

    More international monitors plus unarmed drones will be deployed to monitor a shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine PM Slams Putin, Ceasefire Again Under Strain in East Ukraine
    Sep14

    Ukraine PM Slams Putin, Ceasefire Again Under Strain in East Ukraine

    A Russian convoy rumbles through the Rostov region towards neighboring Ukraine. It’s carrying 1,900 tons of aid — canned food, sugar, flour, diesel generators. It’s the second Russian aid convoy to enter Ukraine, as pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine’s ethnically-Russian east battle the central government. Moscow says the...

    Ukraine Government Repels Rebel Attack on Airport
    Sep14

    Ukraine Government Repels Rebel Attack on Airport

    Government forces said they beat back rebels during fighting at an airport in Donetsk, in new fighting that further imperiled a fragile cease-fire. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Government Repels Rebel Attack on Airport
    Sep14

    Ukraine Government Repels Rebel Attack on Airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. MoreMost Countries Are Not Doing Enough to Recover Wartime Jewish ArtWhy Ukraine’s Peace Plan...

    Ukraine prime minister slams Putin; cease-fire again under strain
    Sep14

    Ukraine prime minister slams Putin; cease-fire again under strain

    KIEV, Ukraine — Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day cease-fire as the Ukrainian prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport
    Sep14

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    A worker walks past an aid convoy from Russia in the town of Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. More than 200 Russian trucks carrying humanitarian supplies entered into Ukrain… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia Sends Second Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine — And No One Said A Word About It
    Sep13

    Russia Sends Second Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine — And No One Said A Word About It

    The first 35 vehicles in a second Russian aid convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border, Russian news agencies reported late Friday. “Russian customs officers and border guards completed processing the first group of trucks… Now all 35 trucks have left the border crossing point towards Ukraine,”...

    Ukraine Economy Takes a Battering
    Sep13

    Ukraine Economy Takes a Battering

    Ukraine’s economy could shrink by up to 10% by year-end, the head of the Ukrainian central bank warned on Saturday, as the military said fighting with pro-Russia rebels had erupted again despite a shaky cease fire. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce
    Sep13

    Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

    Kiev (AFP) – Tensions over Ukraine festered on Saturday after Kiev accused the Kremlin of seeking to “eliminate” the pro-Western former Soviet nation while Moscow charged Washington with orchestrating the entire crisis.The bitter exchange in the wake of the toughest Western sanctions yet on Russia came with a fragile nine-day...