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      Ukraine accuses rebels of deadly attack on refugees in convoy bearing white flags
      Aug19

      Ukraine accuses rebels of deadly attack on refugees in convoy bearing white flags

      Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses came under rocket fire, a Ukrainian government military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, which it said was bearing white flags when it was hit near the eastern […] The...

      Betrayal, desertion could mean execution, Ukraine rebel leaders warn fighters
      Aug18

      Betrayal, desertion could mean execution, Ukraine rebel leaders warn fighters

      Under growing pressure from a government offensive, the rebel leadership in Ukraine’s battle-torn east warned its fighters on Monday that desertion and betrayal could be met by execution. The warning appeared to signal a growing concern by the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) over a breakdown of...

      Ukraine official accuses pro-Russia rebels of killing dozens of refugees in convoy
      Aug18

      Ukraine official accuses pro-Russia rebels of killing dozens of refugees in convoy

      Dozens of civilians were killed Monday when separatist rebels shelled a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top Ukrainian official said. A rebel chief said no such attack had occurred. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council, told reporters the barrage took place Monday morning...

      Ukraine says its troops have entered key rebel-held city of Luhansk
      Aug18

      Ukraine says its troops have entered key rebel-held city of Luhansk

      Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been bullish about their...

      Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike
      Aug17

      Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike

      Pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine are receiving new armored vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, and plan to launch a major counteroffensive against government forces, a rebel leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached a critical phase, with Kiev and Western governments...

      Russia denies military column entered Ukraine, was largely destroyed
      Aug16

      Russia denies military column entered Ukraine, was largely destroyed

      NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured into Ukraine overnight on Thursday, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s said Ukraine forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine....

      Kiev, Moscow parry over Russian aid convoy
      Aug14

      Kiev, Moscow parry over Russian aid convoy

      In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but toward a crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels instead of a government post as Ukraine had demanded. Ukraine’s government threatened to block the convoy if the cargo could not be inspected and announced it was organizing […]...

      Russia sends huge aid convoy to Ukraine; Kiev demands Red Cross presence
      Aug13

      Russia sends huge aid convoy to Ukraine; Kiev demands Red Cross presence

      With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. The televised sight of the miles-long convoy sparked a show of indignation from the government in Kiev, which insisted any aid […] The post...

      Ukraine says Russian aid convoy will be stopped at border
      Aug12

      Ukraine says Russian aid convoy will be stopped at border

      A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it would deny the mission entry because it has not been certified by the Red Cross and could be a covert military operation. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it had no information on […] The post Ukraine says...

      Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of ‘invasion pretext’
      Aug12

      Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of ‘invasion pretext’

      A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine set off Tuesday amid Western warnings against using help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine reporting Russia has massed 45,000 troops on its border, NATO said there was a “high probability” that Moscow could intervene militarily in the country’s east,...