RUSSIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RUSSIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S.: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224910-68/ukraine-russia-border-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224910-68/ukraine-russia-border-russian.html.csp">U.S.: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID McHUGH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:53:11.576-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border on a Russian village. It also toughened its economic measures against Ukraine by banning dairy imports. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582249102014-07-25T16:53:11.576-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T16:53:11.576-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224910@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:53:11 MDT 40 bodies from downed jetliner returned to Dutch soil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217723-68/russian-ukraine-government-dutch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217723-68/russian-ukraine-government-dutch.html.csp">40 bodies from downed jetliner returned to Dutch soil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOROTHEE THIESING </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T21:18:02.623-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eindhoven, Netherlands • Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels fought to hang onto territory and shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The bold new attack showed the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582177232014-07-23T21:18:02.623-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T21:18:02.623-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217723@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:18:02 MDT Mercury News: Tell Putin to shape up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215027-82/putin-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215027-82/putin-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp">Mercury News: Tell Putin to shape up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">San Jose Mercury News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:07:54.832-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The horrific downing of a Malaysia Airlines commercial jetliner over Ukraine last week, apparently by surface-to-air missiles launched by Russian separatists, has put Vladimir Putin in a desperate bind. That could be the only good thing to come out of this grotesque tragedy. The Russian president wants a way out without appearing culpable or weak, but the world must demand accountability. Putin now is trying to distance himself and his nation from the separatist group in Ukraine, but he just spe...</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> 58215027@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:07:54 MDT U.S.: No direct link to Russia in downing of Flight 17 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212757-68/missile-officials-russia-separatists.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212757-68/missile-officials-russia-separatists.html.csp">U.S.: No direct link to Russia in downing of Flight 17</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:27:37.312-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582127572014-07-22T21:27:37.312-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T21:27:37.312-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212757@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:27:37 MDT Train carrying plane-crash bodies rolls out of war zone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212673-68/russia-investigation-train-bodies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212673-68/russia-investigation-train-bodies.html.csp">Train carrying plane-crash bodies rolls out of war zone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SERGEI CHUZAVKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:32:16.004-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kharkiv, Ukraine • A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders. Five days after the plane was blown out of the sky, refrigerated railcars bearing victims’ bodies — gathered up after several days in the sun — rolled out of the war zone and into a weedy railyard in the cit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582126732014-07-22T21:32:16.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T21:32:16.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:32:16 MDT Robinson: Why arming rebels can be a bad idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210238-82/aircraft-rebels-weapons-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210238-82/aircraft-rebels-weapons-russia.html.csp">Robinson: Why arming rebels can be a bad idea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T07:47:52.618-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying attention. By now there is little doubt that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with 298 people on board, was blasted out of the sky Thursday by a Russian-made SA-11 missile fired from eastern Ukraine. U.S. officials say they have solid evid...</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> 58210238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:47:52 MDT Lowry: The alleged leader of the free world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210230-82/obama-president-putin-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210230-82/obama-president-putin-russian.html.csp">Lowry: The alleged leader of the free world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:48:22.543-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage. President Ronald Reagan famously implored the Soviets to “Tear down this wall.” President Obama’s injunction is “Investigate this crash.” Or as he put it rousingly in ...</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> 58210230@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:48:22 MDT 6 South Americans refuse to return to Ukraine team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206764-77/ukrainian-players-club-donetsk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206764-77/ukrainian-players-club-donetsk.html.csp">6 South Americans refuse to return to Ukraine team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES ELLINGWORTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.263-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract. The players remained in France following Ukrainian league champion Shakhtar Donetsk’s friendly against Lyon on Saturday. The Ukrainian military is attempting to retake Donetsk in the east of the country from pro-Russian rebels. “If they don’t come then in the first insta...</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> 58206764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Sanctions lessen Russian use of Microsoft, IBM http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206455-79/russian-companies-russia-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206455-79/russian-companies-russia-sanctions.html.csp">Sanctions lessen Russian use of Microsoft, IBM</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="2014-07-21T12:47:23.031-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s parliament is preparing new rules in a bid to cut its reliance on foreign technology suppliers after U.S. sanctions against some of the country’s largest companies, a move that could hurt sales at vendors such as Microsoft and IBM Corp. The State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, is drafting a bill to require government agencies and state-run enterprises to give preference to local providers of software and hardware, according to a document from the commission for strat...</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> 58206455@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:47:23 MDT Dionne: Obama must offer the other side of his doctrine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204791-82/obama-ukraine-putin-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204791-82/obama-ukraine-putin-states.html.csp">Dionne: Obama must offer the other side of his doctrine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:12:15.528-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high. Vladimir Putin’s recklessness in Ukraine was no longer just about his quest for regional hegemony. Miscalculation and thoughtless error have often sown chaos in the relationships among nations. The deaths of 298 innoce...</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> 58204791@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:12:15 MDT U.S. builds case against rebels, Russia in downing of jetliner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203374-68/ukrainian-rebels-separatists-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203374-68/ukrainian-rebels-separatists-ukraine.html.csp">U.S. builds case against rebels, Russia in downing of jetliner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Craig Whitlock </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Michael Birnbaum</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:55:50.075-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration expanded its case Sunday accusing Ukrainian separatists and Russian forces of working hand in hand to acquire and operate a missile battery believed to have shot down a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last week, killing nearly 300 people. Citing an “enormous amount of evidence,” Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of providing SA-11 antiaircraft missiles to the pro-Russian rebels and training them on how to fire the advanced weapons. He also said U.S. i...</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> 58203374@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:55:50 MDT World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58197843-68/ukraine-russian-friday-plane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58197843-68/ukraine-russian-friday-plane.html.csp">World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DMITRY LOVETSKY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:07:42.425-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rozsypne, Ukraine •World leaders called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday and demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over the country’s battlefields. The strong words came amid the contrasting images of emergency workers and off-duty coal miners fanning out across picturesque sunflower fields searching for charred pieces of wreckage from the Boeing 777. The attack Thursday afternoon killed 298 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581978432014-07-18T16:07:42.425-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T16:07:42.425-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197843@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:07:42 MDT Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane carrying 295 people (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194326-68/plane-ukraine-ukrainian-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194326-68/plane-ukraine-ukrainian-russian.html.csp">Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane carrying 295 people (video)</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="2014-07-17T18:09:41.973-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hrabove, Ukraine • A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Hrabove, an Associated Press journalist counted at least 22 bodies at the wreckage site 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Russian border. The village...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581943262014-07-17T18:09:41.973-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:09:41.973-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194326@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:09:41 MDT Washington Post: Criminal and intolerable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197472-82/russian-ukrainian-plane-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197472-82/russian-ukrainian-plane-russia.html.csp">Washington Post: Criminal and intolerable</a></h4>