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VIDEO: West looks 'really weak' over Ukraine

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A senior Ukrainian diplomat says the West looks weak against a "power drunk" Russia.
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Russia 'to alter military strategy'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
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Russian sex geckos die in orbit

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 8:51

Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 6:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.
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Nato plans rapid response force

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
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VIDEO: BBC's Sweeney catches Putin at talks

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

As negotiators meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the process of direct negotiations is "the beginning of a very important process".
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Ukraine troops abandon key airport

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.
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Crimea seizes rich Ukrainian's hotel

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian-backed bailiffs in Crimea seize a luxury seaside hotel complex linked to a Ukrainian billionaire, Ihor Kolomoisky.
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Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Monday, September 1st 2014, 12:13
related countries: China China
related places: Yakutsk

Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
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US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Monday, September 1st 2014, 5:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
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Putin 'urges talks on east Ukraine'

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 15:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Putin calls for talks on "statehood" for eastern Ukraine and says it is "impossible to predict" the end of the crisis.
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Ukraine and Russia in troop exchange

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 8:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ten captured Russian paratroopers and 63 Ukrainian soldiers have been exchanged following negotiations, Russian media report.
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EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 7:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".
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Murray into US Open fourth round

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.
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Ukraine near 'point of no return'

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president says his country is "close to a point of no return - full scale-war", as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia.
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EU 'must act on Russia aggression'

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 17:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meet to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, with threats of fresh sanctions against Russia for its "military aggression" in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: 'Ukraine close to point of no return'

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 17:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that "we are very close to the point of no return, which is full scale war" with Russia.
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Ukraine 'slipping out of control'

Friday, August 29th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.
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VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border

Friday, August 29th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.
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Poland blocks Russian minister's jet

Friday, August 29th 2014, 18:24
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.
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Russian rouble falls to new low

Friday, August 29th 2014, 15:59

The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
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Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine

Friday, August 29th 2014, 14:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato accuses Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels.
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Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

Friday, August 29th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.
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Ukraine 'to seek Nato membership'

Friday, August 29th 2014, 10:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's PM says he will ask MPs to put the country on course for Nato membership, as the alliance discusses the crisis.
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Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

Friday, August 29th 2014, 5:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
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VIDEO: US blames Russia for Ukraine violence

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 21:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The United States and Nato accuse Russia of stoking violence in eastern Ukraine.
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Nato: Russian troops are in Ukraine

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 21:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato releases satellite images which it says show Russian forces inside Ukraine to help rebels fight government troops - a claim Russia denies.
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Canada, Russia in Twitter map fight

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 19:28
related countries: Canada Canada

Russia responds to a Canadian geography lesson
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'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine accuses Russia of deploying troops in the country's east, while Nato says Russia has stepped up its arms supply to separatists.
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Russia to start car scrappage scheme

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 13:24

Russia says it will introduce a new scrappage scheme worth 10bn roubles to try to boost flagging car sales.
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EU widens aid to dairy exporters

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 12:46

The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
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'Many Russians' fighting in Ukraine

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 9:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine say thousands of Russians are fighting with them, as they take Novoazovsk in the south-east and threaten the port of Mariupol.
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Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 5:53
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.
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Tank sighting shoots hole in Russian denial

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 23:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

New video suggests Russia could be sending tanks into Ukraine
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Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 17:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
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McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 16:17
related places: Moscow

McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
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Russian soldiers 'buried in secret'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 11:08

Russian journalists try to investigate soldiers' deaths
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Ukraine leader vows peace 'roadmap'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" to end fighting in the east will be drawn up, after talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: 'No end in sight to Ukraine fighting'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 22:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.
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Russians in Ukraine 'by accident'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian sources say, as a key summit is held in Belarus.
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Leaders to hold Ukraine-Russia talks

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 6:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, hours after Ukraine said it captured 10 Russian soldiers.
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VIDEO: Fierce fighting as Ukraine calls vote

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 5:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called snap elections, as government forces continue to fight pro-Russian rebel forces in the east.
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VIDEO: 'Little optimism' for Ukraine talks

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 5:17
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

Ukrainian and Russian leaders are set to meet in Minsk on Tuesday, sparking hopes that an agreement can be reached to ease tensions in the region.
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Ukraine president calls snap vote

Monday, August 25th 2014, 21:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president dissolves parliament and calls a snap election for October, as his forces fight pro-Russian separatists in the east.
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Ukraine 'battles column from Russia'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it troops have clashed with rebel armoured vehicles that crossed from Russia and headed to the south-eastern port of Mariupol.
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VIDEO: "This is war... this is our life"

Monday, August 25th 2014, 11:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

As Ukraine celebrated Independence day over the weekend, Sergiy Burnus from 'Euromaidan in London' explained how they were helping the Ukrainian Army fight the Pro-Russian separatists.
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VIDEO: Ukraine conflict: Opposing parades

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk, Kiev

Pro-Russian separatists have paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers in Donetsk, while the government marked Independence Day in Kiev.
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Ukraine rebels parade seized troops

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 14:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in the city of Donetsk, as Ukraine's president announces a major boost in military spending.
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VIDEO: Ukraine launches 24 hour news channel

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 8:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine is launching its first 24-hour English language news station, aiming to promote the country's image abroad and counter what it claims is a Russian media campaign against it.
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VIDEO: Convoy trucks return to Russia

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 15:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

All trucks belonging to a Russian aid convoy that travelled to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday have returned to Russia.
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Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 14:34
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.
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VIDEO: Russian aid convoy defies Ukraine

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 1:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia sends more than 100 aid lorries into eastern Ukraine, without permission from Kiev.
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Anger over Russian convoy in Ukraine

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 1:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's decision to send more than 100 aid lorries into war-torn eastern Ukraine without permission is condemned by the West.
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Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 16:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's President Poroshenko accuses Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.
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VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 9:11
related countries: Poland Poland

Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.
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Poland's apple growers face crunch time

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 23:01
related countries: Poland Poland

Russian ban starts to bite for Poland's apple growers
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Russian returns imported French pate

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 18:00
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions.
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Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 16:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.
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VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.
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Russia widens McDonald's food probe

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 12:55

Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
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VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 12:04
related places: Moscow

Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.
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Russian aid convoy gets instructions

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 9:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Red Cross instructs Russian lorry drivers at Ukraine's border so that they can deliver much-needed aid to civilians.
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Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 7:59
related places: Moscow

Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
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Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 13:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ukraine Ukraine

Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
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Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:13

Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.
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Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 1:06

Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
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Bulgaria suspends South Stream

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:46

Bulgaria suspends work on the Russia-led South Stream project, a pipeline stretching across the Black Sea to southern and central Europe.
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Russian ban fuels food price rises

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:41

Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.
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VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

Monday, August 18th 2014, 21:01

Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.
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Norway's Statoil in Russian deal

Monday, August 18th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Moscow

Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.
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EU compensates fruit and veg growers

Monday, August 18th 2014, 16:12

The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.
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VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.
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VIDEO: Russia aid convoy at Ukraine border

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 15:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Lorries from a Russian convoy carrying aid to eastern Ukraine have reached a border post controlled by separatists.
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Russia aid convoy at Ukraine border

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 14:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The first lorries from a Russian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine reach the border in a separatist-controlled area, but it is not known if it will cross over.
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Ukraine rebels 'trained in Russia'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 17:48

The new rebel leader in east Ukraine's Donetsk region says his forces include 1,200 fighters who underwent military training in Russia.
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VIDEO: 'Military activity' near aid convoy

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 14:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

There has been an increased level of military activity in the area near where a controversial humanitarian aid convoy from Russia is stalled on the Russian side of the Ukrainian border.
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Russia assures US on Ukraine convoy

Friday, August 15th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russia's defence secretary gives a guarantee to his US counterpart there are no military personnel in its aid convoy for Ukraine, the US says.
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Ukraine 'strikes column from Russia'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 20:31

Ukraine says it has partially destroyed an armoured column from Russia, but Russia denies any such vehicles crossed the border.
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UK summons Russian envoy over Ukraine

Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Moscow's ambassador to the UK is summoned by the Foreign Office to "clarify" reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine.
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Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy

Friday, August 15th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says its border guards are to inspect a Russian aid convoy parked at the border, as Nato condemns a Russian military "incursion".
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Hungary condemns sanctions on Russia

Friday, August 15th 2014, 11:36
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Hungary's PM Orban says the EU is harming itself with sanctions against Russia, echoing a complaint by Slovakia's leader.
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Rosneft asks Putin for $42bn loan

Friday, August 15th 2014, 10:33

Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft asks the Russian government for a $42bn (£25.2bn) loan, as it feels the impact of Western sanctions.
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Russian army vehicles near border

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian military vehicles are seen heading for the Ukrainian border, as a Russian aid convoy remains parked near the frontier.
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Ukraine rebel head Strelkov 'quits'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 16:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk, Strelkov

Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov - resigns as the military chief of pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports say.
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Donetsk shelled amid Russia aid row

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Shells hit the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk, amid a continuing dispute over a Russian aid convoy now stationed close to the border.
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