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      Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime
      Jul29

      Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime

      Ukrainian troops recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on Monday as they advanced toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site, where international investigators have been thwarted from probing the scene of the July 17 disaster, Ukrainian officials said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      President Obama prepares to increase sanctions on Russia
      Jul29

      President Obama prepares to increase sanctions on Russia

      President Obama is preparing to increase U.S. sanctions on Russia in a coordinated effort with European leaders in response to Russia’s continued role in supporting the separatist fighters in neighboring Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe
      Jul28

      Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

      Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster investigators, officials said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Russia hopes for ‘impartial’ Malaysia jet crash investigation
      Jul28

      Russia hopes for ‘impartial’ Malaysia jet crash investigation

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday dug his heels in on the war in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged involvement in the conflict, saying that Kiev had overstepped its bounds in fighting the insurgency. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Deal to secure Malaysia Air crash site founders as fighting continues
      Jul27

      Deal to secure Malaysia Air crash site founders as fighting continues

      An apparent agreement between the Malaysian government and pro-Russia separatists to secure the crash zone of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has come to naught as fighting continued in the area of eastern Ukraine where the jet went down. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Armed Australia force sent to secure Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine
      Jul27

      Armed Australia force sent to secure Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine

      Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s dispatch of 190 armed police to guard the Malaysia Airlines crash site in separatist-held eastern Ukraine has stirred controversy and concern for the safety of the mission. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Ukraine army increases pressure on separatist stronghold
      Jul27

      Ukraine army increases pressure on separatist stronghold

      The Ukrainian military is increasing pressure on the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, officials said Saturday, even as concern grows about deeper Russian involvement in the conflict. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      U.S. says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border
      Jul26

      U.S. says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border

      The Pentagon said Friday that Russia was moving troops and adding heavier artillery near its border with Ukraine where separatists are battling government forces, the latest escalation of Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘gasoline on the fire,’ U.S. diplomat says
      Jul25

      Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘gasoline on the fire,’ U.S. diplomat says

      The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern words for Russia on Friday, continuing a week in which Washington has toughened its rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin over his nation’s alleged involvement in clashes in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      U.S. says Russia firing artillery into Ukraine
      Jul25

      U.S. says Russia firing artillery into Ukraine

      U.S. intelligence agencies have evidence that Russia is firing artillery at Ukrainian military positions from inside Russian territory, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...