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    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow...

    Russian Rebels to Allow Ukrainian Troops Safe Exit
    Aug29

    Russian Rebels to Allow Ukrainian Troops Safe Exit

    Heeding a request by Russian President Vladimir Putin, pro-Moscow rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine say they will allow Ukrainian troops who they’ve trapped, to leave the area safely through a humanitarian corridor. The announcement seems to fly in the face of recent developments- namely claims by Ukrainian officials that Russian troops...

    UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians
    Aug29

    UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians

    GENEVA—Around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where both sides target civilians in violation of international law and the death toll has risen to at least 2,220, the U.N. human rights office said Friday. The latest findings from the Geneva office, based on reports from a 34-member U.N. monitoring mission in Ukraine,...

    NATO: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine
    Aug29

    NATO: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine

    The toppling of a pro-Moscow president by protesters calling for closer ties with the West earlier this year helped precipitate the current crisis, …read more Source:...

    Putin Says Russians And Ukrainians ‘Practically One People’
    Aug29

    Putin Says Russians And Ukrainians ‘Practically One People’

    LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the Ukraine crisis was a tragedy and that Ukrainians and Russians are “practically one people”. “People who have their own views on history and the history of our country may argue with me, but it seems to me that the Russian and...

    Putin calls on separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Putin calls on separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia’s President called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Moscow Strategists View World as War Theater
    Aug29

    Moscow Strategists View World as War Theater

    The thinking behind Russia’s actions in Ukraine is based on the concept of a permanent, undeclared, asymmetrical war. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian Rebels And Ukrainian Troops Accused Of Targeting Civilians
    Aug29

    Pro-Russian Rebels And Ukrainian Troops Accused Of Targeting Civilians

    GENEVA (AP) — Around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where both sides target civilians in violation of international law and the death toll has risen to at least 2,220, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.The latest findings from the Geneva office, based on reports from a 34-member U.N. monitoring mission in...

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership
    Aug29

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

    Arseny Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Putin: Ukrainian troops can retreat
    Aug29

    Putin: Ukrainian troops can retreat

    Pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine agreed to open a humanitarian corridor for surrounded Ukrainian troops to retreat from the battlefield, Putin’s office said. …read more Source:...