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    Refugees Fleeing Ukraine’s Luhansk Attacked
    Aug18

    Refugees Fleeing Ukraine’s Luhansk Attacked

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    Russian Court Jails Putin Opponents on Rioting Charges
    Aug18

    Russian Court Jails Putin Opponents on Rioting Charges

    Four Russians detained during a protest against President Vladimir Putin were sentenced to prison terms on Monday after a trial critics say is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent while all eyes are on the Ukraine crisis. Putin enjoys broad popularity at home, however, and his public standing has ridden a wave of nationalist sentiment to...

    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...

    Ukrainian Troops Reinforce Positions Reclaimed from Rebels
    Aug18

    Ukrainian Troops Reinforce Positions Reclaimed from Rebels

    Ukrainian soldiers are reinforcing their positions in areas recently reclaimed from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. With the help of high-tech gadgetry and brute force, government officers claim they have the upper hand. But VOA’s Gabe Joselow, at the front lines of the conflict, reports that outright victory for Kyiv’s...

    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...

    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...

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