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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


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

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


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


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


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