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EU Leaders threaten more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The European Union has threatened Russia with new sanctions if Moscow continues its military activity in eastern Ukraine. But the EU is deeply divided on the severity of possible actions, as many of the 28 members of the European bloc are dependent on Russian gas and trade.
August 31, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russia 'to send new aid convoy'

Russia plans to send another humanitarian convoy into eastern Ukraine "in the next few days", Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.
BBC: August 25, 2014

Ukraine military clashes with separatist convoy

Ukraine says government forces have battled with a convoy of separatist armored vehicles near the Russian border.
August 25, 2014

Ukraine calls Russian aid convoy movement 'direct invasion'

Ukraine is accusing Russia of conducting a "direct invasion" on its eastern border as a Russian aid convoy moves into the country without clearance from Ukrainian authorities.
August 22, 2014

Germany says limited progress in Ukraine talks

Berlin and Moscow say some progress was made in talks among the foreign ministers of Russian, Ukraine, Germany and France, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there has been no headway in reaching the main goal of ending the unrest in eastern Ukraine.
August 18, 2014

Putin: Russia should build itself up, not isolate itself

President Vladimir Putin, who is on a two-day visit to Crimea on Thursday, said Russians needed to mobilize for the benefit of their country but not for conflict with outside world.
August 14, 2014

The wrong foreign policy stance

SYRIZA says so what if Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned Crimea into that region’s breakaway northern Cyprus? In a recent announcement, the leftist opposition party called on the government to press for a lifting of sanctions against Russia.
Paschos Mandravelis: August 13, 2014

Ukraine to deny access to Russian aid convoy

Ukraine says it will not allow the convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Russia to enter the country.
August 12, 2014

Russia Begins military drills near Ukraine border

Russian officials say the military is beginning exercises Monday in the central and western regions of the country, which would include the Ukraine border region.
August 5, 2014

Moment of truth for EU sanctions

President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, Britain, France and Italy agreed on a conference call last night to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defence and energy sectors.
Reuters Blogs: July 29, 2014