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Defense Ministry Dismisses Reports of Russian Paratroopers Killed in Ukraine | #DmitryGudkov #Russia #paratroopers

Rebels stand in front of what they say is a mass grave with five bodies, in the town of Nizhnaya Krinka, eastern Ukraine. Marko Djurica / Reuters… 812 more words

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NATO Sees Pullback of Russian Troops From Ukraine Border #NATO #Russia #Ukraine

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Russian soldiers march during rehearsals for the Victory Day military parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg. Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed nearby, an alliance military spokesman said on Wednesday. 202 more words

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Eastern Military District Troops Moved to Highest State of Combat Readiness

MOSCOW, September 12 (RIA Novosti) – Troops in Russia’s Eastern Military District are moved to the highest state of combat readiness as surprise drills begin in the region, the Russian Ministry of Defense informed on Friday.

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Ian Bateson: Can #Ukraine win the #war in the east?

by Ian Bateson.
Ukrainian forces take their position not far from Luhansk on Aug. 20, 2014. © AFP

When tanks and artillery entered the southern Donetsk Oblast from Russia on Aug. 1,290 more words

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Dmitry Tymchuk's military blog: Russian troops leaving northeastern Ukraine, but accumulating in the south #DMITRYTYMCHUK

by Dmitry Tymchuk.
A picture taken on September 9, 2014 shows a Ukrainian tank destroyed by shelling from pro-Russian militants in the eastern Ukrainian region of Lugansk. 1,429 more words

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In Ukraine's Cease Fire with the Pro-Russian Rebels: The Real Winner is Putin

he cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine is no done deal. The last truce lasted just 10 days and became “unilateral” because pro-Russian rebels never abided by it. 742 more words

‘Russian-style’ ceasefire includes lots of shelling #RussiaInvadesUkraine #ceasefire

by Oksana Grytsenko.A Ukrainian soldier allows a truck to pass belonging to the volunteer Azov battalion at a checkpoint of Ukrainian troops at the east end of Mariupol on the road leading to Novoazovsk, a city which came under Russian control on Sept. 513 more words

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