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    Germany Says Limited Progress in Ukraine Talks
    Aug18

    Germany Says Limited Progress in Ukraine Talks

    Berlin and Moscow say some progress was made in talks among the foreign ministers of Russian, Ukraine, Germany and France, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there has been no headway in reaching the main goal of ending the unrest in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Monday from Berlin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said talks the...

    Refugee Buses Hit by Rocket Fire Near Luhansk, Deaths Reported
    Aug18

    Refugee Buses Hit by Rocket Fire Near Luhansk, Deaths Reported

    Rocket fire hit a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday killing an unknown number of people, Ukraine’s military and rebels said, blaming each other for the strike. About 500 people a day have been fleeing Luhansk, a pro-Russian separatist stronghold that has been battered by months of fighting...

    NATO Commander: We Need to Be Ready for ‘Little Green Men’
    Aug18

    NATO Commander: We Need to Be Ready for ‘Little Green Men’

    NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe says the alliance would respond militarily if any of its member countries faced an incursion similar to the one sustained by Ukraine’s Crimea prior to its annexation by Russia earlier this year. “If NATO were to observe the infiltration of its sovereign territory by [anonymous] foreign forces,...

    Separatists Shoot Down Ukrainian Fighter Jet
    Aug17

    Separatists Shoot Down Ukrainian Fighter Jet

    Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian Mig-29 fighter jet Sunday in the war-torn eastern region of the country. A military spokesman said the pilot ejected from the plane and was rescued from the Luhansk area. Meanwhile, the French news agency reports officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross have arrived in Russia near...

    Ukraine Military Reinforces Positions Reclaimed from Rebels
    Aug17

    Ukraine Military Reinforces Positions Reclaimed from Rebels

    Ukrainian soldiers are reinforcing positions in areas recently reclaimed from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. With the help of high-tech gadgetry and brute force, government officers say they have claimed the upper hand, but on the front lines of the conflict it appears outright victory for Kyiv’s army will not be easy. At a...

    Skirmishes in Ukraine but No Sign of Conflict Widening
    Aug16

    Skirmishes in Ukraine but No Sign of Conflict Widening

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists fought skirmishes near the Russian border on Saturday but there was no sign of the conflict widening after Kiev said it partially destroyed an armored column that had crossed the border from Russia. The report of the attack on the armored column on Friday triggered a sell-off in the U.S. dollar and...

    Ukraine: Russian APCs Destroyed Near Border; Moscow Calls Report ‘Fantasy’
    Aug15

    Ukraine: Russian APCs Destroyed Near Border; Moscow Calls Report ‘Fantasy’

    Government troops destroyed a column of military vehicles that crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, Ukraine’s president said Friday, as a convoy of Russian trucks purportedly carrying humanitarian aid remained stalled near the border awaiting inspection. The incident, which NATO confirmed and said involved Russian weaponry, was...

    Ukraine Begins Inspecting Russian Aid
    Aug15

    Ukraine Begins Inspecting Russian Aid

    Ukraine says its border guards and customs officials have begun inspecting a convoy of Russian trucks that Moscow says is carrying humanitarian aid for war-torn eastern Ukraine. Ukraine had refused to allow the nearly 300 trucks to enter the country for fear that Russia might use the convoy as a pretext for a full-scale invasion. Authorities in...

    Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Impacts Civilians
    Aug15

    Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Impacts Civilians

    Lena, 62, clutches one of the pigeons that survived Wednesday’s attack on her inner-city district — a late-night barrage of rockets that killed 10 of her birds — as she condemns the damage to her one-story home. “There aren’t separatist fighters in the neighborhood,” she said, adding that the only people who live in the...

    Ukraine Not Convinced as Putin Talks Peace
    Aug14

    Ukraine Not Convinced as Putin Talks Peace

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will do everything in its power to stop the conflict in eastern Ukraine raging between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. But the Russian leader’s remarks ring hollow in Ukraine, where many blame Moscow for stoking tensions between the two countries. In an out-of-town...

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