RUSSIA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RUSSIA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343255-68/ukraine-russia-russian-rebels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343255-68/ukraine-russia-russian-rebels.html.csp">Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T11:17:02.265-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mariupol, Ukraine • The battle for Ukraine’s strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling. Novoazovsk, a resort town of 40,000 on the Sea of Azov, lies in a strategically significant location — on the road linking Russia to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol and onto Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Russia annexed. Wednesday’s incursion, reported by the town’s mayor, was the f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432552014-08-27T11:17:02.265-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T11:17:02.265-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343255@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:02 MDT Ukraine, Russia in talks at summit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340134-68/ukraine-putin-russia-poroshenko.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340134-68/ukraine-putin-russia-poroshenko.html.csp">Ukraine, Russia in talks at summit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nataliya vasilyeva</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and peter leonard</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:53:52.078-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus • Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that included a one-on-one session that stretched into the night, there was no indication of a quick end to the fighting that has engulfed eastern Ukraine. “This is not our business,” Putin said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340134@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:53:52 MDT Ukraine says Russian tanks crossing border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336196-68/ukraine-russian-russia-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336196-68/ukraine-russian-russia-ukrainian.html.csp">Ukraine says Russian tanks crossing border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Annie Gowen</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T21:38:02.743-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • An apparent incursion of tanks and personnel carriers into southeastern Ukraine Monday, one day before a high-stakes summit, demonstrated just how difficult it will be for Ukraine to reestablish control over its own territory. Even as Russian-backed separatists are losing ground on the battlefield, provocations launched from the Russian side of the two countries’ long border remain a constant threat. Monday’s column of military vehicles - which Moscow denied sending - appeared n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336196@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:38:02 MDT Obama back in D.C. amid crises; as if he never left http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334114-68/obama-august-president-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334114-68/obama-august-president-russia.html.csp">Obama back in D.C. amid crises; as if he never left</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T08:13:02.86-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President Barack Obama, who returned to Washington Sunday from a two-week Martha’s Vineyard vacation, what remains of the August calendar looks perhaps more daunting than when he left. Islamic militants personalized their f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583341142014-08-25T08:13:02.86-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T08:13:02.86-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334114@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:13:02 MDT Hundreds of aid trucks return to Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329733-68/ukraine-russia-russian-trucks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329733-68/ukraine-russia-russian-trucks.html.csp">Hundreds of aid trucks return to Russia</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T21:23:54.818-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Russia • Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting. Ahead of a much-anticipated meeting on Tuesday between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Kiev with Ukrainian officials and expressed hope for a peaceful solution to the conflict that has claimed more than 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583297332014-08-23T21:23:54.818-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T21:23:54.818-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329733@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:23:54 MDT Idaho agriculture unharmed by Russian embargo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326613-79/idaho-russia-agriculture-dairy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326613-79/idaho-russia-agriculture-dairy.html.csp">Idaho agriculture unharmed by Russian embargo</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:11:02.035-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twin Falls, Idaho • A state agricultural official says Idaho’s $17 million in annual agriculture exports to Russia are not likely to be affected by the country’s recent ban on U.S. food. Laura Johnson, the market bureau chief for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, told The Times-News that 90 percent of what Idaho sends to Russia is live dairy cattle, which are exempt from the embargo. Earlier this month, Russia suspended food imports from the United States, Canada, the 28-nation European...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326613@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Ukraine: Russia’s convoy a set-up for provocation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326386-68/ukraine-convoy-russian-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326386-68/ukraine-convoy-russian-russia.html.csp">Ukraine: Russia’s convoy a set-up for provocation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T19:37:38.921-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Davydo-Mykilske, Ukraine • Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident. The unilateral move sharply raised the stakes in eastern Ukraine, for any attack on the convoy could draw the Russian military directly into the conflict between the Ukrainian government and the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583263862014-08-22T19:37:38.921-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T19:37:38.921-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326386@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:37:38 MDT Serbia says it won’t impose sanctions on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325329-79/russia-serbia-sanctions-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325329-79/russia-serbia-sanctions-russian.html.csp">Serbia says it won’t impose sanctions on Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DUSAN STOJANOVIC</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T09:52:01.644-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belgrade, Serbia • Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday. After the U.S. and the EU slapped sanctions on Russian state banks and major industries last month over the crisis in Ukraine, Russia responded with a wide-ranging ban on food products imported from those countries. Serbia, a traditional Russian Slavic ally which is seeking EU membership, is hop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583253292014-08-22T09:52:01.644-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T09:52:01.644-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325329@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:52:01 MDT Beluga still looking to be a superpremium vodka http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321975-79/beluga-vodka-russian-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321975-79/beluga-vodka-russian-percent.html.csp">Beluga still looking to be a superpremium vodka</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ilya Khrennikov</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:43:02.619-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • About a decade after the first bottle of Beluga vodka was produced in a small Russian town, its owners are seeking global leadership in the superpremium vodka segment. The flare-up in relations between Russia and the West is doing little to dissuade them. “We are playing long-term, and a year or two years don’t make a difference for us,” Synergy Chief Executive Alexander Mechetin said in an interview at the company’s Moscow headquarters. “The current political tensions will be solved so...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321975@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:43:02 MDT Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp">Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Natalya Lukyantseva, an official in the Sverdlovsk regional office of the agency, told RIA Novosti and Interfax that unplanned checks were being carried out in a number of restaurants after residents voiced safety concerns. The inspections come one day af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219482014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321948@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:01 MDT Mongolia hosts China’s leader, seeks port access http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321878-79/mongolia-china-chinese-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321878-79/mongolia-china-chinese-president.html.csp">Mongolia hosts China’s leader, seeks port access</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:08:02.23-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ulan Bator, Mongolia • Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia. Xi arrived in the Mongolian capital on Thursday and was to meet with Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia later in the day. He also plans to meet on Friday with Prime Minister Altankhuyag Norov, who is chairman of Elbegdorj’s ruling Demo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218782014-08-21T11:08:02.23-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:08:02.23-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321878@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:08:02 MDT Drop in Russian beer sales hurts Carlsberg http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317288-79/beer-carlsberg-percent-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317288-79/beer-carlsberg-percent-russia.html.csp">Drop in Russian beer sales hurts Carlsberg</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T10:08:02.123-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Copenhagen • Beer sales in Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are down and expected to keep falling as political tensions weigh on the region’s economy, brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday. The Danish company owns a range of brands across the world, including Baltika Breweries, based in its vast Russian market. Consumers there are drinking less due to uncertainty about the country’s economy, which some experts estimate is sliding into recession. Beer consumption dropped 7 percent i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583172882014-08-20T10:08:02.123-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T10:08:02.123-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317288@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08:02 MDT Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312955-68/ukrainian-kiev-russia-held.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312955-68/ukrainian-kiev-russia-held.html.csp">Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced 300,000 more. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko prepared to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday before heading to a meeting next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The next two weeks “will be crucial for finding the way to move ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583129552014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312955@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:50:21 MDT Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilians in convoy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310581-68/ukraine-convoy-rebel-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310581-68/ukraine-convoy-rebel-attack.html.csp">Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilians in convoy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T18:52:43.647-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 06:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling of the convoy but said it did not know who was responsible. The refugees were attacked with Grad rockets and other weapons imported from Russia as their convoy traveled on the main road leading from Russia to the rebel-held city of Luhansk, Col. Andriy Lysenko...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583105812014-08-18T18:52:43.647-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T18:52:43.647-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310581@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:52:43 MDT Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp">Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been bullish about their ability to continue the battle and have bragged about receiving support from Russia. An Associated Press reporter spotted a column of severa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583070902014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307090@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:35:02 MDT Russian aid convoy waits for security guarantees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304369-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304369-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp">Russian aid convoy waits for security guarantees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T19:35:23.89-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia • Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. The main holdup was a lack of security guarantees from all sides in the conflict, said the International Committee of the Red Cross, which would have responsibility for distributing the aid. Ukrainian officials are concerned...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304369@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:35:23 MDT Krauthammer: Why Hillary got it right http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303913-82/obama-russia-russian-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303913-82/obama-russia-russian-state.html.csp">Krauthammer: Why Hillary got it right</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:03.173-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” — Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 WASHINGTON • Leave it to Barack Obama’s own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking. Mind you, Obama does deploy grand words proclaiming grand ideas: the “new beginning” with Islam declared in Cairo, the reset with Russia announced in Geneva, global nuclear disar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58303913@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:03 MDT Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp">Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia • NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine. The White House said it was looking into what it called unconfirmed reports that Ukraine’s security forces disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy insid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583018852014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301885@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:47:08 MDT Hungary: Sanctions on Russia hurt West more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300489-79/hungary-russia-sanctions-orban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300489-79/hungary-russia-sanctions-orban.html.csp">Hungary: Sanctions on Russia hurt West more</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T09:51:02.197-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Budapest • Hungary’s prime minister said the West is “shooting itself in the foot” with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that the European Union’s sanctions policy needed to be reassessed and that Russia’s response was hurting Hungary’s export-based economy. Orban said he was looking for allies within the bloc to change the policy. Hungary has warned that its agricultural sector will incur annual losses of $107 million as a r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583004892014-08-15T09:51:02.197-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T09:51:02.197-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300489@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:51:02 MDT Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298548-68/putin-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298548-68/putin-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp">Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:28:22.857-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yalta, Crimea • Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. Putin’s cautious statements and the terse reports in state media could signal a Kremlin desire to de-escalate the worst crisis in Russia-West relations since the Cold War. Putin’s remarks contrasted with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582985482014-08-14T20:28:22.857-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:28:22.857-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298548@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:28:22 MDT