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Despite Tuesday's Putin-Poroshenko Meeting, Fierce Fighting Continues in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shake hands during a summit in Belarus’ capital of Minsk on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.(Photo: Sergei Bondarenko, AFP/Getty Images) 661 more words

26/8/1914 [Eastern Front] The Germans launch their counterstroke in East Prussia

Samsonov’s Russians are still pushing forward, confident of an easy victory against an enemy they see as beaten. But now the Germans are ready to strike back. 28 more words


26/8/1914 [Eastern Front] The Austrians come unstuck in eastern Galicia

Austro-Hungarian forces invading Poland win another victory at Komorow. But further to the east, things are not going so well for them. Austro-Hungarian troops advancing from Lemberg in Galicia find themselves facing the main Russian force. 31 more words


24/8/1914 [East Prussia] Samsonov marches to his doom

Rennenkampf’s 1st Russian army is still resting after its victory at Gumbinnen. To the west, Samsonov’s 2nd Army marches on into East Prussia, encountering little resistance. 34 more words

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23/8/1914 Austrian forces invade Poland

The Austro-Hungarians launch an invasion of Russian territory, advancing into Poland. They meet substantial Russian forces at Krasnik. Heavy fighting ensues, with Habsburg forces seeming to have the better of it. 24 more words


22/8/1914 East Prussia: the Germans plan to strike back

Helmuth von Moltke, Germany’s commander in chief, is shocked by the news from East Prussia. Prittwitz’s order for German forces to withdraw to the Vistula is the last straw. 129 more words


21/8/1914 East Prussia: fatal decisions

Although his forces were defeated at Gumbinnen, Mackensen wants to renew the offensive against the Russians, hoping to capitalise on his successes on their flanks. But he is over-ruled by Prittwitz. 82 more words