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    Russia sends 280 trucks with humanitarian aid to Ukraine
    Aug12

    Russia sends 280 trucks with humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine set off on Tuesday amid Western warnings against using help as a pretext for an invasion. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Huge Russian Convoy Leaves Moscow for Ukraine, Bearing Aid
    Aug12

    Huge Russian Convoy Leaves Moscow for Ukraine, Bearing Aid

    A convoy of about 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid has left Moscow for southeastern Ukraine, Russian television and news agencies reported Tuesday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Reportedly Sends Humanitarian Convoy To Ukraine
    Aug12

    Russia Reportedly Sends Humanitarian Convoy To Ukraine

    A Russian convoy of up to 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid has reportedly left for Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko announces international humanitarian mission in eastern Ukraine
    Aug12

    Poroshenko announces international humanitarian mission in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday that an international humanitarian mission would be sent to the war-torn east of his country, in a fragile move toward peace on a day in which fighting continued unabated. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukrainian inmates escape after rockets hit prison
    Aug12

    Ukrainian inmates escape after rockets hit prison

    Rockets slammed into a high-security prison Monday in the rebel-held city of Donetsk, igniting a riot that allowed more than 100 prisoners to flee, authorities in eastern Ukraine said. In the past week Ukrainian government forces have intensified their military operations and surrounded Donetsk, the largest city in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. The...

    Oil and gas giants sidestep U.S., EU sanctions, keep drilling with Russia
    Aug12

    Oil and gas giants sidestep U.S., EU sanctions, keep drilling with Russia

    The West’s major oil companies have been seamlessly sidestepping sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. and European Union, for the most part pressing full speed ahead on joint ventures to drill for oil and gas with sanctioned Russian companies and executives. Russia remains the world’s top energy producer, despite …...

    Russia to join humanitarian mission to Ukraine
    Aug12

    Russia to join humanitarian mission to Ukraine

    […] initiatives have previously faced sustained opposition from Ukraine and the West, who had feared they could act as a pretext for sending Russian troops into rebel-held territory. “Humanitarian aid will only be distributed among the civilian population of the Luhansk province, which has long been suffering from the actions of...

    Putin’s Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a New ‘Expendables’ Sequel
    Aug12

    Putin’s Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a New ‘Expendables’ Sequel

    Vladimir Putin has friends in Hollywood: washed-up action stars Steven Seagaland Mickey Rourke. Both made trips to Russia this past weekend, with Rourke visiting a swanky Moscow superstore and Seagal travelling to newly-annexed Crimea. The pair also joined in the Russian media’s propaganda campaig …read more Source: The New...

    Browder: Putin trying to keep nationalists happy
    Aug12

    Browder: Putin trying to keep nationalists happy

    Russia’s actions in Ukraine are designed to mollify nationalists and preserve Vladimir Putin’s hold on power, Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder said. …read more Source:...

    Obama: ‘There Is No American Military Solution To The Larger Crisis In Iraq’
    Aug12

    Obama: ‘There Is No American Military Solution To The Larger Crisis In Iraq’

    President Barack Obama spoke on the situation in Iraq on Monday, reiterating that “there is no American military solution to the larger crisis in Iraq.” “The only lasting solution is for Iraqis to come together and form an inclusive government,” Obama said, noting the U.S. has “stepped up military advice and...