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    Ukrainian ‘Cyborg’: ‘They Tried To Break Me, But It Didn’t Work’
    Aug19

    Ukrainian ‘Cyborg’: ‘They Tried To Break Me, But It Didn’t Work’

    Ukrainian paratrooper Oleksandr Mashonkin was captured after the hellish fighting at the Donetsk airport in January — and thrust into another nightmare. The “cyborg,” who was released in a prisoner exchange after 197 days in captivity in Donetsk, says he and fellow prisoners were beaten with “pipes, stools, table legs” and even...

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 23-Year Sentence For Ukrainian Filmmaker
    Aug19

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 23-Year Sentence For Ukrainian Filmmaker

    Russian prosecutors have asked a court to send a Ukrainian filmmaker to prison for 23 years on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Saakashvili Trains Alongside Odesa Police
    Aug19

    Saakashvili Trains Alongside Odesa Police

    The governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, took part in police training exercises led by U.S. instructors in the Black Sea city on August 18. Saakashvili has played a highly public role since taking over as governor in May, mingling with locals and promising to make sweeping changes to stamp out...

    Fresh Fighting In Pisky, Eastern Ukraine
    Aug19

    Fresh Fighting In Pisky, Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian government forces traded fire with Russian-backed separatists in the village of Pisky, near the rebel-held city of Donetsk, late on August 18. The clash took place amid escalating violence in recent days along the front lines in eastern Ukraine. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko To Meet With European Leaders Next Week On Minsk Deal
    Aug19

    Poroshenko To Meet With European Leaders Next Week On Minsk Deal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with the leaders of France and Germany next week to discuss an upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine that has cast doubts on a cease-fire deal between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame For Increased Attacks
    Aug19

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame For Increased Attacks

    Ukrainian and Russian officials have blamed each other for the sharp escalation in violence that has occurred in recent days along the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Joins Archeological Dive Off Coast Of Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin Joins Archeological Dive Off Coast Of Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin used a visit to Crimea to join experts on a research submarine in the Black Sea August 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko To Visit Brussels Soon For Talks On Future Of Minsk Deal
    Aug18

    Poroshenko To Visit Brussels Soon For Talks On Future Of Minsk Deal

    The European Commission said on August 18 that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to visit Brussels within the next two week to discuss a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine that has cast doubts on a cease-fire deal between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Says Air Units Deploying South To Ashuluk For Drills
    Aug18

    Russia Says Air Units Deploying South To Ashuluk For Drills

    Russia’s Defense Ministry says the first phase of joint air-defense exercises by the Commonwealth of Independent States began on August 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Police Seize 470 Tons Of Contraband Cheese Products
    Aug18

    Russian Police Seize 470 Tons Of Contraband Cheese Products

    Russian police say they have arrested six people on charges of running an international smuggling ring that brought contraband foreign cheese products worth about 2 billion rubles ($30 million) into Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

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