A TV camera recorded the moment Russian journalists (from Rossiya TV)came under fire while working near Lugansk, E. Ukraine. Two journalists died from wounds sustained during the Ukrainian military barrage. Mortar rounds targeted the area near the journalists.
Kiev’s army shelling near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, took the lives of two Russian journalists – Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, who were filming refugees leaving the scene when a shell hit amidst their small group. Only one of the Rossiya Channel crew survived – Viktor Denisov.
Explosion struck a pipeline in central Ukraine Poltava region. Witnesses say flames from blast up to 200 meter high. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry cites possible “terrorism” based on locals “hearing two loud booms before the fire.” Within an hour of blast Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov blamed Russia.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko announced plans to offer ceasefire with pro-Russia protesters in east part of country. Temporary truce will be observed as part of peace plan with pro-Russians later this week once the Ukrainian forces regain control of regions close to Ukraine’s border with Russia.
The Israeli army has launched several attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip under the pretext of finding three Israeli settlers who have allegedly gone missing since a few days ago. Israel blamed Hamas for the disappearance of three Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank. Hamas denied the accusation.
The USS Ross, the second of four US Navy destroyers considered to be the cornerstone of NATO’s European missile defense shield, has arrived at the Spanish naval port of Rota. Russia considers the system to be a direct threat to its security.
Ukrainian police have detained two men with a package presumably containing a homemade explosive device near Russia’s consulate in the city of Odessa. The explosive has been sent for inspection, the local Ministry of Interior reports.
President Barack Obama announced 275 US troops will be deployed to Iraq to provide security for US Embassy in Baghdad as Sunni insurgents continue to push closer to the capital. This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in Iraq claimed on Twitter they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, posted graphic photos as evidence. Some of the images show dozens of captured men in civilian clothes loaded onto trucks, with captions saying they were taken to their deaths.
Tony Blair said Britain needed to take action in Iraq and Syria - or face terror attacks in at home. The former Prime Minister said the UK needed to intervene to stop a 'total disaster'. He insisted that he was not calling for troops on the ground - but suggested the 'selective use of air power' was one option.
Republican hawks are using the violence in Iraq as a political tool that is escalating pressure for US military intervention. But, if the US follows the rule of law — both US and international law — the president does not have the authority to attack Iraq without Congressional and UN authorization.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war, called on Turkey, the Gulf Arab states and Iran to do their part to stabilise Iraq."We have to prevent a proxy war of the regional powers breaking out on Iraqi soil.
Iran warned "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf."Iraq has capacity, necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham.
Pakistani army launched a major operation against militants in North Waziristan, near Afghan border involves the air force, artillery, tanks and ground troops. Pakistani fighter jets carried out airstrikes against militant strongholds in mountainous Dehgan area. 80 militants killed.
Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed concern over Ukraine’s recent encroachment upon the Russian territory, claimed a Ukraine army Su-27 aircraft breached Russia’s airspace in the area of Kuibyshevo on June 5. Moscow also claimed that it had detected one Ukrainian armored vehicle.
Ukrainians held a day of national mourning in remembrance of 49 military troops killed in country’s troubled regions. People gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Square Sunday to honor the soldiers who died as their military transport plane was downed by pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s eastern region.
NATO is preparing a package deal to ramp up the Ukrainian military because it ‘must adapt’ to Russia viewing it as an enemy, the outgoing chief of the military bloc said. The alliance may facilitate cooperation with Ukraine over modernization, military training.
US president said he would decide "in the days ahead" whether to launch military strikes in Iraq to help halt the progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), which has swept across Sunni territory and is quickly approaching the capital
Ukrainian army has cracked down on self-defense forces in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, killing over 50 people and injuring 150 others in an airstrike, destroyed an ammunition depot belonging to self-defense troops during raid military operation spokesperson Vladislav Seleznev said.
The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq. The warship along with a battle group of ships are "in the region and ready.
Self-defense forces in town of Gorlovka, eastern Ukraine, say they have downed another plane a Sukhoi-24 bomber jet. Pilot is alive, being taken for questioning, witnesses told RIA Novosti. Two planes attacked around 4:30am local time, losses among self-defense forces, civilians.
Forty-nine Ukrainian troops were killed when their military Il-76 transport jet was taken down by local militia forces just before it started its descent toward Lugansk Airport. Some military hardware and supplies were lost as well.
Tyler Cowen writing in the New York Times, came up theory to explain the "continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies." In his own words: "An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees. In the last few days, 20,000 people have crossed the border into Russia.
20 militants seeking integration with European Union stormed public prosecution office in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Attack aimed at purging building of activists from Right Sector party. Ousted President Victor Yanukovych labeled Right Sector party extremist, threatened members with imprisonment.
Cities shelled, bombarded with heavy artillery, incendiary bombs. Ukrainian jets launching missiles at central city buildings, every night shootings, explosions, rockets. Thousands of eastern Ukrainians are flowing into Russia’s cities and regions.
The city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine has seen fierce fighting, with casualties reported as the National Guard attacked the self-defense forces' headquarters. Kiev says the city, part of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, has been reclaimed.
Ukrainian armored vehicle crossed Russian border with Ukraine Friday according to Russia’s Security Service. The military abandoned the vehicle and returned to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Ministry “illegal act” will not promote peaceful resolution of the conflict, demanded an end to “provocations.”
A pro-Russia leader in Donetsk People's Republic escaped an assassination attempt. Car belonging to Denis Pushilin was blown up, wounding three bodyguards. Pushilin, chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic’s supreme council, was not in the vehicle when the explosion took place.
Russia has accused Ukraine of using prohibited weapons against civilians during military operations to regain the pro-Russian militias' stronghold of Slavyansk, refugees, children, houses, orphanage targeted in the operations. Officials in Kiev denied the allegations.
5000 Ukrainian citizens fleeing civil war applied for asylum in Russia, many asking authorities to prolong their visa-free stay, Russia’s Federal Migration Service: top priority is setting up, maintaining refugee camps. Russia receiving little help from international humanitarian organizations
Residents of Slavyansk were awoken overnight by what they say were incendiary bombs dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses suggest the bombs might be phosphorous. Village of Semyonovka, in Slavyansk suburbs, set ablaze, ground didn't stop burning for some time.
"Two buses taking children out of Slavyansk were attacked near the village of Raygorodok 3 km east of the city. The buses were under white flags. One of the buses turned over, an elderly woman inside broke an arm. The children from that bus were put on the other one and taken back to Slavyansk,"
Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict on Thursday as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north. Forces of the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abandoned their posts and fled in fear of advancing Sunni militants.
Nigeria's main relief organization says the ongoing unrest in the northeast of the country has forced thousands to flee their homes over the past week. Over 6,000 displaced. Officials say violence instigated by Takfiri group Boko Haram, carried out a string of terrorist attacks.
Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards put on trial in the United States charged with killing 14 Iraqi civilians, wounding 18 others using gunfire, grenades at Baghdad intersection September 16, 2007. Iraqis believe US allowed Blackwater mercenaries to commit war crimes with impunity.
/ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian army on Wednesday resumed their mortar shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, a representative of the people’s militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Wednesday.
. More than 200 people have been killed during the military operation in south-eastern Ukraine, the country’s parliament-appointed Healthcare Minister Oleh Musiy told the media on Wednesday. 14 children are among them.
American special operations units permanently deployed in Eastern Europe are no longer just on the Pentagon’s wish list. About 100 instructors are set to train spec ops teams in former Soviet bloc states to ‘message’ Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.
Australian Defence Minister David Johnston: US, Australia and Japan very concerned unilateral action is destabilising region of the South China Sea particularly, and East China Sea.”Committee hearing about Australia being on front line of war between US and China or between Japan and China.
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