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    Ukraine Minister Denounces Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug13

    Ukraine Minister Denounces Russian Aid Convoy

    Ukraine’s interior minister insisted Wednesday that the Russian convoy headed to the war-torn eastern region will not be allowed to enter the country. Arsen Avakov called the convoy a “provocation by the cynical aggressor.” Russia says the nearly 300 trucks that left Moscow Tuesday are carrying hundreds of tons of aid to...

    Twelve Ukrainian Nationalist Fighters Killed In Separatist Ambush
    Aug13

    Twelve Ukrainian Nationalist Fighters Killed In Separatist Ambush

    (Reuters) – Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters, battling a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine, were killed early on Wednesday and an unknown number taken captive when rebels ambushed their bus, a spokesman for their group said. The separatists opened fire on the bus, that was taking the men to fight just outside the rebel-held...

    12 pro-government Ukraine militiamen killed
    Aug13

    12 pro-government Ukraine militiamen killed

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least 12 militiamen fighting alongside government troops against pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have been killed in an ambush, a spokesman for their radical nationalist movement said Wednesday. Artem Skoropatsky said the fighters with the Right Sector volunteer battalion were shot dead while traveling...

    Ukraine Currency Hits New Low
    Aug13

    Ukraine Currency Hits New Low

    Escalating tensions with Russia sent Ukraine’s currency tumbling to a record low against the dollar Tuesday, a move that could threaten the stability of the country’s banking system and raise the prospect of losses for bondholders. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Aug13

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what people will be chatting about on Wednesday. 1. The international community is increasing efforts to help thousands of Yazadi refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar in Iraq by ISIS militants. The U.S sent more than 100 military advisors to the northern Iraq region on Tuesday, while Britain has dispatched Chinook...

    Rights Groups Criticize Ukraine’s Draft Law On Media
    Aug13

    Rights Groups Criticize Ukraine’s Draft Law On Media

    Reporters Without Borders and Freedom House have called on Ukrainian authorities not to pass a draft law that would give the government power to censor domestic and international media. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighters and gear move freely across Russia’s border with Ukraine
    Aug13

    Fighters and gear move freely across Russia’s border with Ukraine

    In Russia’s southwestern Rostov region bordering Ukraine, a military-style training camp, a broken down border fence and tracks consistent with armoured personnel carriers or tanks add to a body of evidence of Russian involvement in Ukraine’s war. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russian aid trucks depart for Ukraine’s eastern front
    Aug13

    Russian aid trucks depart for Ukraine’s eastern front

    KIEV, Ukraine — A long column of Russian trucks laden with relief supplies rumbled toward war-torn eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, unsettling Ukrainian officials who warned that any attempt by Moscow to deliver humanitarian aid without their consent would be treated as an invasion. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position
    Aug13

    Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position

    The Kremlin’s rush to get a massive aid convoy to civilians trapped in eastern Ukraine has confronted the Kiev government with the dubious choice of appearing insensitive as it delays delivery to inspect the cargo or letting through unchecked goods that could resupply a sputtering separatist… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Raw: Russia sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine
    Aug13

    Raw: Russia sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    A convoy of Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine Tuesday, one day after an agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission. (Aug 12) …read more Source: USA...