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    Persistent but calm, Merkel’s leadership on Ukraine reflects rising German diplomatic ambition
    Aug20

    Persistent but calm, Merkel’s leadership on Ukraine reflects rising German diplomatic ambition

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine: Large parts of Luhansk are now under government control
    Aug20

    Ukraine: Large parts of Luhansk are now under government control

    A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk — a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine — after days of street battles. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk
    Aug20

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of constant street battles, Ukrainian troops took control Wednesday of a large part of the rebel stronghold in Luhansk, a government spokesman announced, while battles around the rebel’s largest city of Donetsk left at least 43 people dead.Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security...

    Plenty Of Room At The Top Of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion
    Aug20

    Plenty Of Room At The Top Of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion

    To outward appearances, Fyodor D. Berezin is the picture of a senior military commander. He wears camouflage, has bodyguards and confidently gives orders as the newly named deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
    Aug20

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight.Merkel and her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have put Berlin at the...

    Merkel Shaping German Into EU Leader With Ukraine Diplomacy
    Aug20

    Merkel Shaping German Into EU Leader With Ukraine Diplomacy

    BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. Merkel and her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have put Berlin at the...

    Activists Paint Moscow Skyscraper Colors Of Ukraine’s Flag
    Aug20

    Activists Paint Moscow Skyscraper Colors Of Ukraine’s Flag

    Muscovites awoke to a surprise –- and highly unauthorized — paint job on the crown of the 32-floor Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building Wednesday morning. Someone or some group climbed to very top of the building’s spire, painted the hammer-and-sickle emblem blue and yellow, then planted a Ukrainian flag squarely atop the 577-foot-tall...

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
    Aug20

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    MOSCOW — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow’s famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police.The protesters also attached a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag to the top...

    Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine: 43 Dead in 24 Hours
    Aug20

    Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine: 43 Dead in 24 Hours

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said. The Ukrainian troops are trying to encircle Donetsk, the largest city still in rebel hands, and also drive the...

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
    Aug20

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis – showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend – underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight…. …read more Source: Associated...