Russia accused of "direct involvement" in conflict
KIEV -- U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt claims that Russia is "directly involved" in the fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces.
A large number of Russian soldiers are directly involved in the fighting in the Ukrainian territory, he posted on Twitter.
According to the U.S. diplomat, Moscow is directly involved in the conflict, and recently sent air defense weapons, including Pantsir-S1s - mobile anti-aircraft artillery surface-to-air systems with short to medium range missiles.
A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the influx of Russian troops and weapons to Ukraine was a big problem and had to stop.
Western countries and Ukraine claim that Russia is directly involved in the escalation of the conflict, while Moscow denies that it is directly helping the separatists.
August 27, 2014 | 11:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
MINSK -- Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Moscow should send humanitatrian aid to Ukraine.
August 26, 2014 | 10:30 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine crossed the border by mistake, said a source in the Russian Ministry of Defense, Reuters and RIA Novosti are reporting.
August 25, 2014 | 16:33 | Source: Beta | Comments: (13) | Send comment
MADRID -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced support for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who opposes a referendum on Catalonia's independence.
August 25, 2014 | 12:10 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Russia wants to soon send another convoy of humanitarian aid to Ukraine - even though the tensions raised by the first shipment have not yet subsided.
August 25, 2014 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
GAZA STRIP -- Two Palestinians were killed overnight as Israel continued its attacks on the Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the conflict to 2,122.
August 22, 2014 | 14:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
Some 100 trucks carrying Russian aid meant for southeastern Ukraine by Friday afternoon crossed the customs, said a spokesman for the Russian customs.