Tagged: Civil War In Ukraine

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Russia deports several diplomats, warns it will defend separatists in Ukraine

Russia has deported several Polish and one German diplomat in recent days, the latest in a series of tit-for-tat expulsions that have accompanied mounting tensions between Russia and European governments over the crisis in Ukraine. In an interview with German ARD television broadcast late Sunday, President Vladimir Putin of Russia said he still believes diplomacy can bring peace to eastern Ukraine, but he said Moscow would not allow the separatists there to be “annihilated.” The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday that “a number of Polish diplomats” were being sent home in retaliation for the “unfriendly and unfounded” expulsion of Russian diplomats from Poland this month.

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Putin Warns He Won’t Let Ukraine Defeat Eastern Rebels

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned he won’t allow rebels in eastern Ukraine to be defeated by government forces as European Union ministers met to consider imposing more sanctions on the separatists. “You want the Ukrainian central authorities to annihilate everyone there, all of their political foes and opponents,” Putin said in an interview yesterday with Germany’s ARD television. “Is that what you want?

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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, escalating crisis

Ukraine’s military accused Russia on Friday of sending a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country’s east to support pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces. Thursday’s cross-border incursion, if confirmed, is a significant escalation of a conflict that has killed more than 4,000 people since the separatists rose up in mid-April and would call into question Russia’s commitment to a two-month-old ceasefire deal. The truce has looked particularly fragile this week, with each side accusing the other of violations after separatist elections last Sunday condemned as illegitimate by the West.

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Obama to Arm Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Militants?

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday would authorize the Obama administration to send $350 million dollars worth of sophisticated weapons technology to Ukraine despite the fact that neo-nazi militants are openly fighting alongside Kiev forces.

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The Road To World War III: Russia And Ukraine Are Now Engaged In A Shooting War

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine. Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3? This week, a very robust force of “tanks, artillery and infantry” has opened up a “third front” in the Ukrainian civil war in a part of southeastern Ukraine that had not seen much fighting yet.

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Russia Accuses Ukraine of Staging Gleiwitz-Style False Flag

The Russian government has accused Kiev of pulling a Gleiwitz-style stunt in its claim that Ukrainian troops destroyed a “Russian military column,” alleging that Kiev staged a false flag in order to demonize Moscow. Earlier today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that a “significant” number of Russian military vehicles were...

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Is It War? Ukraine Says It Has Destroyed Part Of Armed Convoy From Russia

Ukraine said its troops attacked and partially destroyed a column of armed vehicles that had crossed the border from Russian territory, while Russia said it was concerned about an attack on another convoy carrying aid. Ukrainian government troops engaged the vehicles that had arrived overnight through a rebel-held section of...

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Massive Russian Convoy Rolling Again Toward Ukraine

A Russian aid convoy destined for rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine resumed its disputed southward journey on Thursday, in apparent defiance of demands by the government in Kiev that the shipment be stopped. Moving at a steady 50 miles per hour, more than 200 commercial trucks and some army trucks...

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U.S. Officials: The Russian Military Has Fired Artillery Into Eastern Ukraine

The Russian military fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a “clear escalation” of hostilities there, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said. Russia has about 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, Warren said. Russian tanks, artillery and rocket launchers have crossed into Ukraine to support separatists...

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Who Shot Down the Malaysian Plane?

Who Shot Down the Malaysian Airliner? A round-up of the latest facts, speculation and the blame game surrounding the alleged shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine…

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Ukrainian female pilot faces murder charges in Moscow

A celebrated Ukrainian bomber pilot who faces murder charges in Moscow has become a new, high-profile flash point between Ukraine and Russia as they clash over deadly fighting along their border. First Lt. Nadiya Savchenko, 33, Ukraine’s first female military pilot, is accused of complicity in the June 17 killing...

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Ukraine Shells Russia Again

For the second time in a week Ukraine has fired artillery rounds into Russia. On Wednesday a border crossing at Kuibyshoveo was hit by two artillery shells, according to the chief press officer in the Southern Customs Department. “The personnel of the customs house were evacuated at 7.50 am Moscow...

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Russia Reportedly Considering ‘Surgical Strike’ On Ukraine

Moscow is considering “surgical retaliatory strikes” on the Ukrainian territory after the standoff has led to first civilian victims among Russians on Russia’s territory, a Kremlin source told Kommersant Monday. “Our patience is not boundless,” the source told the newspaper, stressing that “this means not a massive action but exclusively...

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Russia warns Ukraine after shell crosses border

Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with “irreversible consequences” after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country, inflicting big losses. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings in the past,...

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Ukraine Crisis: ‘No More Unilateral Ceasefires’

Ukraine will only negotiate with the rebels once they lay down their arms, Kiev’s defence minister has said. “There will be no more unilateral ceasefires” by Ukrainian troops, Valeriy Heletey said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website. He was speaking after separatists fled their eastern strongholds and regrouped...

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Ukraine agrees to second cease-fire as fighting worsens

As government forces sought to crush an insurgency in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, the country’s foreign minister agreed to a second cease-fire after four-way talks that included Russia, according to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The report, by Russia-owned news site RT.com, comes as Ukrainian government and media sources reported that...

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Kiev Government Resumes Civil War Against East Ukraine

The Ukrainian offensive resumed “anti-terrorist operation” after new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ended a 10-day, unilateral cease-fire that had failed to produce peace talks. Oleksandr Turchynov, speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, informed lawmakers that the Ukraine military had been carrying out “attacks on terrorists’ bases and defended posts.” Putin met with...

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Ukrainian forces shell Slavyansk church during Sunday service

“The shelling began on Sunday morning at 6 am GMT during a liturgy. People were praying, when Ukrainian forces produced a first volley from Karachun hill. One woman was nearly beheaded by an explosion. We’ve buried her,” archpriest Nikolay Fomenko said. Ukrainian government forces have launched an attack on the...

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Donetsk Militia Take 221 Tanks And 228 APCs From Ukrainian Troops

Militias of the unrecognized People’s Republic of Donetsk took control of the Ukrainian army tank base in the town of Artemovsk. “At night, we took control of the tank base in Artemovsk, 30 kilometers from Slavyansk. We now have 221 tanks, 288 armored vehicles, 12 self-propelled guns, 18 Grad volley...