Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

Source: Reuters – Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting. Troops recaptured two rebel-held towns near the crash site and were trying to take the village of …

Russia won’t stand idly on terrorism and Urges US to take serious steps

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday the US is required to take serious steps to fight the terrorism threatening the entire Middle East region. Addressing the reporters in a press conference in Damascus, Ryabkov said terrorism is by no means justified and must be combated and eliminated regardless of whatever circumstances or …

Moscow Ready for International Monitoring on Border With Ukraine

 Russia agrees to international monitoring of its border with Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday. “The Russian side is ready for monitoring on the Russian-Ukrainian border, ready to accept Ukrainian border guards in Russia’s Gukovo and Donetsk checkpoints on the border between the two states. But, naturally, it is possible only when …