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    Vladimir Putin Paints Himself Into a Corner
    Aug04

    Vladimir Putin Paints Himself Into a Corner

    Is Vladimir Putin the backing-down type? Western policymakers are betting that he is, as they draw up ever-nastier economic sanctions they hope will force Russia’s president to abandon his proxy war in Ukraine. Russians, though, are not so sure—especially Russians who know Putin best. Alexei Kudrin was Putin’s close friend and...

    Hundreds of Ukrainian troops cross into Russia
    Aug04

    Hundreds of Ukrainian troops cross into Russia

    As Russia kicks off massive war games near border, Ukrainian officials try to tamp down reports of a mass troop defection …read more Source:...

    Russia To Hold All-Week Military Exercises Near Ukraine Border: Defense Ministry
    Aug04

    Russia To Hold All-Week Military Exercises Near Ukraine Border: Defense Ministry

    Russia’s defense ministry has said that the country is performing military exercises that involve bombers and fighter jets near its border with Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Interview: Ukrainian Journalist Says Arrest In Russia Was “Purely Political Decision”
    Aug04

    Interview: Ukrainian Journalist Says Arrest In Russia Was “Purely Political Decision”

    Yevhen Aharkov flew to Russia to cover the case of a Ukrainian fighter pilot held on Russian territory. Instead, he got detained for 10 days and deported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia
    Aug04

    Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia

    MOSCOW — A Russian border security official said more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers crossed into Russia, according to a report from the Interfax news agency. It wasn’t immediately clear why the soldiers entered Russia, with both sides giving conflicting accounts.The Russian official said the soldiers deserted the Kiev government and the...

    Obama jabs at Putin: Russia ‘doesn’t make anything’
    Aug04

    Obama jabs at Putin: Russia ‘doesn’t make anything’

    President Obama — apparently stinging at recent media buzz that he’s seemed weak on the international stage on the Ukraine matter — took a stab at President Putin, saying the Russian leader isn’t really that big a player in the world anyway. “I do think it’s important to keep perspective,” …...

    Berlin Blocks Rheinmetall Russian Deal
    Aug04

    Berlin Blocks Rheinmetall Russian Deal

    The German government’s blocking of Rheinmetal’s plan to build a training center for the Russian army goes beyond current EU sanctions, which do not apply to agreements already signed. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Germany nixes Russia military simulator deal
    Aug04

    Germany nixes Russia military simulator deal

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it has revoked permission for the delivery of a field exercise simulator to the Russian military, blocking a deal it had already put on hold and going beyond a European Union arms embargo that allows existing contracts to be fulfilled. Defense and auto parts company Rheinmetall AG’s...

    OSCE Monitors Reportedly Vacate Ukrainian-Russian Border Post
    Aug04

    OSCE Monitors Reportedly Vacate Ukrainian-Russian Border Post

    OSCE monitors at the Gukovo checkpoint in Russia’s Rostov region near the border with Ukraine have reportedly left the area due to safety concerns. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Interfax: Ukraine soldiers desert in Russia
    Aug04

    Interfax: Ukraine soldiers desert in Russia

    MOSCOW — More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed the border into Russia and deserted the Kiev government, news agency Interfax quoted a border security official as saying Monday. Ukraine confirmed the crossing but said the soldiers were forced into Russian territory by rebel fire.Vasily Malayev, head of the Federal Security...