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    Russian aid convoy an act of 'cynicism,' Ukraine PM says
    Aug13

    Russian aid convoy an act of 'cynicism,' Ukraine PM says

    ‘No Putin ‘humanitarian convoy’ will be allowed across the territory of Kharkiv region,’ Ukraine’s interior minister said …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Rebel-held Ukraine city hit by heavy rocket fire
    Aug13

    Rebel-held Ukraine city hit by heavy rocket fire

    At least three people have been killed in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as the government intensifies its shelling campaign. …read more Source: Miami...

    Russian Aid Convoy Nears Eastern Ukraine But Ukraine Insists It Won’t Be Allowed To Cross The Border
    Aug13

    Russian Aid Convoy Nears Eastern Ukraine But Ukraine Insists It Won’t Be Allowed To Cross The Border

    Ukraine will not allow a Russian convoy of over 250 trucks, said to be carrying aid supplies, to enter the country, Arsen Avakov, the Ukrainian interior minister, said in a Facebook post Wednesday. The Russian convoy, which Moscow insists is carrying humanitarian aid to the war-torn regions of eastern Ukraine, is expected to arrive at the border...

    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...

    Kyiv Warnings Urgent As Russian Convoy Nears Border
    Aug13

    Kyiv Warnings Urgent As Russian Convoy Nears Border

    Ukrainian government officials are heaping warnings on as a Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks nears its eastern border, with Moscow insisting the delivery will go through under Red Cross supervision. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...