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    Separatists March Ukrainian POWs Through Donetsk
    Aug24

    Separatists March Ukrainian POWs Through Donetsk

    Pro-Russian separatists marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war through the eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday in a parade meant to counter Independence Day celebrations in Kyiv. Some bandaged, some limping, the men were marched up one of Donetsk’s main streets and past the remains of Ukrainian armored personnel carriers...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase military spending by $3 billion over the next few years because of the ongoing pro-Russian separatist threat in the east of Ukraine. Poroshenko made the comment Sunday in Kyiv during a speech marking Independence Day, 23 years after the breakup of the Soviet Union. He told a crowd of...

    Russian Deputy PM Says No Plans to Ban McDonald’s
    Aug24

    Russian Deputy PM Says No Plans to Ban McDonald’s

    Russian authorities are not planning to close the McDonald’s chain in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted saying on Saturday, after inspectors visited a number of restaurants run by the fast-food company. “No one is talking about it at all [a ban on McDonald's in Russia],” Dvorkovich was quoted saying...

    Convoy for Ukraine Returns to Russia
    Aug23

    Convoy for Ukraine Returns to Russia

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    Convoy Destined for Ukraine Returns to Russia
    Aug23

    Convoy Destined for Ukraine Returns to Russia

    Around 200 trucks in a disputed Russian aid convoy destined for rebel-held eastern Ukraine have returned to Russia. It remained unclear Saturday what material the Russian convoy was carrying. Associated Press journalists who followed the convoy to Luhansk on Friday said rattling sounds from some trailers suggested they were not fully loaded. On...

    Russian Convoys Enter Ukraine Without Permission
    Aug23

    Russian Convoys Enter Ukraine Without Permission

    Russian aid trucks have crossed the border into Ukraine’s war-ravaged eastern city of Luhansk without permission from the government in Kyiv. The United States and European Union have condemned the move and are asking Moscow to withdraw the convoy. Russia has amassed thousands of troops on the border, raising concerns that it could use the...

    In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid
    Aug22

    In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid

    On a park bench steps from Lenin Square in downtown Kramatorsk, Tatiana, a refugee who escaped the conflict in nearby separatist-held Horlovka, sits quietly in the shade. She says she cam​e to this city a month ago, as fighting intensified between Ukrainian armed forces and rebel fighters back home. Staying with a friend, Tatiana had nothing when...

    Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine

    Witnesses say the first trucks from a Russian aid convoy crossed the border into Ukraine after Moscow said it was tired of waiting for Kyiv’s permission to move forward. Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement Friday that all excuses for the delay have been “exhausted” and that the convoy was heading toward the...

    Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug21

    Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy

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    ‘Ambiguous Warfare’ Provides NATO With New Challenge
    Aug21

    ‘Ambiguous Warfare’ Provides NATO With New Challenge

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century. The West then was defending against the risk of Soviet armor pouring across the North German plain. Now,...

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