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    Deal reached to allow inspection of Russian aid convoy
    Aug16

    Deal reached to allow inspection of Russian aid convoy

    Kiev and the West were suspicious that the mission could be a pretext for a Russian military incursion into eastern Ukraine, where government forces are battling pro-Russia separatists and clawing back rebel-held territory. NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen also confirmed that Russian military vehicles had entered Ukraine, but he gave...

    Weekend Roundup: Not Doing Stupid Sh*t in Iraq
    Aug16

    Weekend Roundup: Not Doing Stupid Sh*t in Iraq

    Keeping to his credo of “don’t do stupid sh*t,” President Barack Obama sent in fighter planes to prevent ISIS from its genocidal assault on fleeing Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq, while also making it clear that the U.S. can just do so much. Only “inclusive” and “non-maximalist” governments in the...

    Open Source: Some Russian Aid Trucks Are Nearly Empty, Reporters Find
    Aug16

    Open Source: Some Russian Aid Trucks Are Nearly Empty, Reporters Find

    A media tour of a Russian aid convoy waiting to pass into Ukraine revealed that several trucks were carrying almost no goods at all. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Denies Ukraine Incursion
    Aug16

    Russia Denies Ukraine Incursion

    While the Russian humanitarian aid convoy travelling to Ukraine comes to halt, Russia is accused of military action on the Ukraine border. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Markets Sink as Ukraine-Russia Tensions Heat Up
    Aug16

    Markets Sink as Ukraine-Russia Tensions Heat Up

    Confusion at the Ukrainian-Russian border. A large caravan of Russian trucks seen here heading toward the border. Ukraine says it destroyed part of the convoy that crossed the borderline last night. Russia denies its trucks crossed the line, accusing Ukraine of trying to block what it calls humanitarian aid. Adding to confusion -NATO says there...

    The White House Has No Idea What’s Going On With The Russian Convoy In Ukraine
    Aug16

    The White House Has No Idea What’s Going On With The Russian Convoy In Ukraine

    Despite eyewitnesses seeing a column of Russian military vehicles crossing into Ukraine on Thursday that was reportedly attacked on Friday by the Ukrainian military, The White House released a statement saying it was “not currently in a position to confirm” this series of events. “We are working to gather more information...

    Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine
    Aug16

    Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) – NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy … …read more...

    Russia Denies Its Vehicles Destroyed in Ukraine
    Aug16

    Russia Denies Its Vehicles Destroyed in Ukraine

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia—NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine. The...

    As Ukraine Escalation Fears Rise, A Flurry Of Diplomacy
    Aug16

    As Ukraine Escalation Fears Rise, A Flurry Of Diplomacy

    A tense 24 hours that saw claims of direct military conflict between Ukraine and Russia sparked a burst of diplomatic scrambling as top officials moved to head off further escalation of the crisis. After Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukrainian forces had destroyed a Russian military column that had entered Ukraine’s...

    Ukraine: Russian APCs Destroyed Near Border; Moscow Calls Report ‘Fantasy’
    Aug15

    Ukraine: Russian APCs Destroyed Near Border; Moscow Calls Report ‘Fantasy’

    Government troops destroyed a column of military vehicles that crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, Ukraine’s president said Friday, as a convoy of Russian trucks purportedly carrying humanitarian aid remained stalled near the border awaiting inspection. The incident, which NATO confirmed and said involved Russian weaponry, was...