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    Russian-Directed Counteroffensive Likely Underway In Ukraine, U.S. Says
    Aug27

    Russian-Directed Counteroffensive Likely Underway In Ukraine, U.S. Says

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday new military incursions on Ukraine’s eastern border indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in two Ukrainian towns. “These incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in Donetsk and Luhansk,” State...

    REPORT: The FBI Is Probing Whether Russia Hacked US Banks In Retaliation For Sanctions
    Aug27

    REPORT: The FBI Is Probing Whether Russia Hacked US Banks In Retaliation For Sanctions

    Bloomberg’s Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson report the FBI is probing whether Russia may be tied to hacking and theft of data at JP Morgan and another U.S. bank in retaliation for sanctions against its incursions in Ukraine. The banks reported the alleged hacks earlier this month, which they said resulted in large chunks of lost data....

    Ukrainian troops in ‘full, chaotic retreat’ as Putin opens ‘third front’ in stealth war
    Aug27

    Ukrainian troops in ‘full, chaotic retreat’ as Putin opens ‘third front’ in stealth war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stealth war of attrition may be paying off. As evidence mounts that pro-Russian separatists are being supplied with new weapons from across the border, some Ukrainian soldiers are now refusing to fight. In Novoazovsk, a Ukrainian unit staring down tanks, artillery and infantry personnel responded to...

    Poland Appeals to EU About Russian Sanctions
    Aug27

    Poland Appeals to EU About Russian Sanctions

    Poland has requested the European Commission’s help in keeping Russia from blocking Polish shipments of goods through Russian territory. The Polish Infrastructure and Transport Ministry on Wednesday said Russia was blocking some of its export shipments to Kazakhstan and Mongolia, as well as to other countries. Russia banned most fruit and...

    Ukrainian Sergeant: ‘This Is Now A War With Russia’
    Aug27

    Ukrainian Sergeant: ‘This Is Now A War With Russia’

    Ukraine and Western officials on Wednesday warned that Russian forces are opening up another, major front in the war, according to The New York Times. “This is what happened: they crossed the border, took up positions and started shooting,” Sgt. Aleksei Panko after telling the Times that about 60 armored vehicles crossed the border near the...

    Russian armor attacking Ukrainian towns on new front, Kiev says
    Aug27

    Russian armor attacking Ukrainian towns on new front, Kiev says

    Russian armored vehicles have thundered into southern Ukraine and fired on the strategic town of Novoazovsk as the 5-month-old separatist battle broke open a new front, officials in Kiev said Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin’s Cherished Deniability Is Shattered
    Aug27

    Putin’s Cherished Deniability Is Shattered

    Russian paratroopers are now fighting, and dying, in Ukraine. So are Putin’s attempts to deny Russia’s direct involvement in the conflict. …read more Source:...

    Putin says troops may have crossed into Ukraine during patrol
    Aug27

    Putin says troops may have crossed into Ukraine during patrol

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian soldiers may have crossed into Ukraine during a border patrol, after Kiev claimed to have captured Moscow paratroopers on its territory. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East
    Aug27

    Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, attacking Ukrainian forces and causing panic and wholesale retreat not only in this small border town but a wide swath of territory, in what Ukrainian and Western military officials are calling a stealth...

    Russian Courts Close McDonald’s Outlets
    Aug27

    Russian Courts Close McDonald’s Outlets

    Russian courts have backed the consumer regulator’s decision to close several McDonald’s Corp. outlets in the country amid heightening tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Wall Street...