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    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...

    Eurozone Economy Stalls in Second Quarter
    Aug14

    Eurozone Economy Stalls in Second Quarter

    The economy in Europe’s 18-nation eurozone has stalled. After a year of weak growth, the European Union said Thursday the economic fortunes of the countries that use the euro currency flattened in the April-to-June period. The region’s three biggest economies failed to advance, with powerhouse Germany, along with Italy, both shrinking...

    Putin in Crimea
    Aug14

    Putin in Crimea

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    Putin: Russia Should Build Itself Up, Not Isolate Itself
    Aug14

    Putin: Russia Should Build Itself Up, Not Isolate Itself

    Russians need to mobilize for the benefit of their country but not for conflict with outside world, President Vladimir Putin said while on the last of his two-day visit to Crimea. “We must calmly, with dignity and effectively build up our country, not fence it off from the outside world,” Putin said in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in...

    Russian Convoy Again Headed Toward Ukraine
    Aug14

    Russian Convoy Again Headed Toward Ukraine

    A Russian convoy, carrying what Moscow says is humanitarian aid, has resumed its journey toward war-torn eastern Ukraine. The convoy of nearly 300 trucks left the southwestern Russian town of Voronezh Thursday, where it had stalled as controversy swirled about its contents and its final destination. Moscow insists it coordinated the dispatch of...

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