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Lavrov: US, EU must demand Kiev stop using heavy artillery, airstrikes against civilians
Russia’s foreign minister believes that the peace plan offered by the Ukrainian president is “unrealistic” and calls of the US and the EU to persuade Kiev to stop using heavy artillery and airstrikes against the civilian population in the country’s east.

01.09.2014 05:11

​Human Rights Watch, London's Foreign Press Association call for Andrey Stenin release
Human Rights Watch and London’s Foreign Press Association have called for the release of Russian photo journalist Andrey Stenin, and information on his whereabouts. Stenin has been missing in eastern Ukraine for almost a month.

31.08.2014 20:33

Ukrainian nuclear plant vulnerable to Kiev’s artillery strikes – Greenpeace expert
Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is vulnerable to ‘direct bombardment’ in Ukraine if caught in the conflict, a Greenpeace nuclear energy expert told a German newspaper, claiming that its nuclear reactors are not protected from armor-piercing weapons.

31.08.2014 05:10

Putin: Impossible to say when political crisis in Ukraine will end
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Kiev to start substantial talks on deescalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine. He added that it’s an illusion to expect that the rebels would calmly watch their homes being destroyed.

31.08.2014 09:42

Juice Rap News: MSMBS Headlies
The wickedly satirical Juice Rap News casts a discerning eye over the remarkable series of events over the last few weeks.

31.08.2014 05:20

​Kiev ‘milked’ Russian paratroopers incident for publicity purposes
The capture of Russian paratroopers who accidentally crossed the border with Ukraine was a gift from heaven for Kiev, who could finally back their constant empty claims of a Russian invasion, international law expert Alexander Mercouris told RT.

30.08.2014 21:37

‘Common sense prevailed’: Ukraine releases Russian paratroopers
All Russian paratroopers who were detained earlier in the week in eastern Ukraine have been handed over to the Russian side, deputy commander of the Airborne Forces, Major-General Aleksey Ragozin has confirmed.

30.08.2014 11:43

Where do Ukraine’s rebels get arms from? Old Soviet bases, says Russia’s top brass
Russia is not waging war in Ukraine’s east, and is not supplying rebels with military equipment, according to Russian deputy defense minister Anatoly Antonov. The anti-Kiev forces get their arms at old Soviet storages - same as government troops do.

30.08.2014 18:35

EU sets ‘deadline’: Russia faces sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens over next week
At the EU summit in Brussels European leaders have agreed to finalize within a week the new set of sanctions against Russia and undertake other “preparatory work”, promising to impose them if the situation in Ukraine remains the same or worsens.

30.08.2014 13:46

EU sanctions are emotional step instructed by US – Russian parliament speaker
Blacklisting Russian individuals and targeting the country’s economy is but an emotional step the EU took after an apparent instruction from the US, Russian State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin told RT. But Moscow hasn’t sought to even the score, he added.

30.08.2014 13:23

​Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU
Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

30.08.2014 14:43

Gorbachev on Kiev’s military op: 'It must be stopped immediately'
Ex-Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Kiev to bring their military operation in eastern regions to an end. Russia, he added, is doing the right thing by keeping away from interfering with the neighboring country, thus saving thousands of lives.

30.08.2014 12:49

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