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    Ukrainian Soldiers Build Their Own ‘Fortress On Wheels’
    Aug04

    Ukrainian Soldiers Build Their Own ‘Fortress On Wheels’

    Ukrainian soldiers battling separatists in the country’s east have converted a Russian-made army truck into a bullet-proof armored vehicle. They used thick metal sheets to reinforce the driver’s cab and the sides of the Ural off-road truck, which also carries an automatic grenade launcher. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)...

    MH17 Crash Site Investigation Thwarted By Gunfire, Mortar Rounds In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug04

    MH17 Crash Site Investigation Thwarted By Gunfire, Mortar Rounds In Eastern Ukraine

    Investigators trying to reach bodies from the MH17 crash site had their search held off Monday as gunfire and shelling were reported in the area of eastern Ukraine where pro-Russia separatists and government forces have been fighting. The team of mainly Dutch and Australian experts were waiting for European monitors to give the go-ahead to resume...

    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,” …...

    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...

    ‘Primitive’ Sanctions Will Not Stop Putin, Says Close Ally Timchenko
    Aug04

    ‘Primitive’ Sanctions Will Not Stop Putin, Says Close Ally Timchenko

    An ally of Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia’s business elite would not put pressure on him to change tack on Ukraine due to Western sanctions which would only strengthen support for the president’s policies. Gennady Timchenko, who is under U.S. sanctions, told Itar-Tass news agency the West had miscalculated when it designed...