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    Russia Sends Aid to Ukraine, Raises Red Flags
    Aug12

    Russia Sends Aid to Ukraine, Raises Red Flags

    A Russian convoy of 280 trucks sets off from Moscow, en route to eastern Ukraine. Russian authorities say they’re bringing much needed food, water and other aid to the region, where Ukrainian forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels. But Kiev believes the convoy is a trojan horse. And Deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky says the...

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Aid’: What We Know And Don’t Know So Far
    Aug12

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Aid’: What We Know And Don’t Know So Far

    Just 24 hours after the Kremlin announced a “humanitarian convoy” was being sent to eastern Ukraine, a bevy of statements from Russian, Western, and Ukrainian officials — and a convoy about 300 large white trucks — leave unanswered questions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama’s Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy
    Aug12

    Obama’s Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy

    Over six years of his presidency, President Obama has pursued a down-sized foreign policy that has mixed diplomacy, sanctions and force in varying measures to protect American national security interests abroad — without involving US ground forces. Obama began this approach from Day 1 of his presidency when he negotiated the withdrawal of...

    Ukraine bars aid convoy from Russia
    Aug12

    Ukraine bars aid convoy from Russia

    Ukraine said it would deny the mission entry because it has not been certified by the Red Cross and could be a covert military operation. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine to deny access to Russian aid convoy
    Aug12

    Ukraine to deny access to Russian aid convoy

    Some fear the aid shipment may be a pretext for sending in Russian troops …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Will Block Russian Aid Convoy Heading to Rebel Region
    Aug12

    Ukraine Will Block Russian Aid Convoy Heading to Rebel Region

    MOSCOW— A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it wouldn’t let the mission in because it isn’t being coordinated by the international Red Cross and could be a covert military operation. The neutral agency said it had no information on what the trucks were...

    John Kerry sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions
    Aug12

    John Kerry sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions

    The Obama administration is cautiously hopeful diplomacy can ease tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Moscow’s insistence on sending humanitarian aid to pro-Russian areas of eastern Ukraine, U.S. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Putin Prepares for Crimea Visit
    Aug12

    Putin Prepares for Crimea Visit

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet his top security officials on Wednesday and address members of government and parliament traveling with him on a trip to the Crimean peninsula a day later, the Kremlin said. A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are...

    Prisoners escape shelled jail in east Ukraine
    Aug12

    Prisoners escape shelled jail in east Ukraine

    Scores of panicked inmates escape when shells rain down on a high-security prison in eastern Ukraine during heavy fighting between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels, authorities say. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine says will deny access to Russian aid
    Aug12

    Ukraine says will deny access to Russian aid

    Ukrainian security spokesman: Russian humanitarian convoy will not be allowed across border …read more Source:...