Tag: Russian-backed separatists

Ukraine LiveBlog Day 194: ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ Uncertain for Evacuation of Ukrainian Soldiers

August 30, 2014

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Russia This Week: Kremlin Advisor Speaks at Yalta Conference Amid Separatists, European Far Right (25-31 August)

Updated Daily. -Kremlin advisor Sergei Glazyev speaks in Yalta, surrounded by separatists and European far right; advocates for “Novorossiya” to join Customs Union. -There was an anti-war rally in St. Petersburg. -Lev Shlosberg, Pskov deputy who investigated Pskov paratroopers’ deaths, assaulted, hospitalized; he links his attack to his investigation, and Acting Governor Turchak condemns attack. […]

Evidence of Separatists’ Possession of Buk System Before Downing of MH17

July 27, 2014

The Russian Foreign Ministry complained today that allegations about the responsibility of the Russian-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine for the downing of MH17 is merely taken “from social media,” AP reports. “In other words, the Washington regime is basing its contentions on anti-Russian speculation gathered from the Internet that does not correspond to reality,” said […]

Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Khodakovsky Changes His Story to Reuters — or Does He?

July 24, 2014

UPDATED: This article was updated on 24 July at 1447 GMT to add the information from Reuters’ audio tape, below. The question of whether or not Russian-backed separatist fighters in southeastern Ukraine possessed a Buk anti-aircraft system at all, or whether they may have used it to shoot down the Malaysian airliner MH17, has become […]

Russian Army Won’t Be Ready to Intervene in Ukraine Before Mid-July, Felgengauer Says

June 27, 2014

Staunton, June 27 – The Russian military was ready to invade Ukraine in April but stopped short of doing so, Pavel Felgengauer, a leading independent military analyst in Moscow, says. Now it is not and probably won’t be until the middle of July at the earliest “regardless of what happens in Ukraine. Felgengauer’s comments came […]