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Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

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By Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.

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Russia restricts entry of some Japanese citizens as retaliation

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MOSCOW, Aug. 22, KyodoThe Russian government said Friday it has restricted the entry of specific Japanese citizens in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Japan over the Ukraine crisis. Igor Morgulov, deputy minister of Russia's Foreign Ministry, handed a list of Japanese citizens subject to the measure to Japanese Ambassador to Russia Chikahito Harada at the ministry. The number of people subject to the measure and their names were not released.

Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars some Japanese citizens

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(Adds Japan's reaction, context) MOSCOW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Russia on Friday banned several Japanese citizens from entering the country, expanding retaliatory measures against countries which have imposed sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement that the ban was a response to visa restrictions that Japan had imposed on a number of Russian citizens. Neither the Russian nor Japanese foreign ministries said who was on the list.

Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

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Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

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By Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.

Poroshenko urges Russia to bring situation with humanitarian aid back to int'l law framework

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged Russia to bring the situation with the humanitarian convoy for eastern Ukraine back within the framework of international law, Poroshenko's press office said. Announcement To Readers Since 1995, the Kyiv Post has been the world's window on Ukraine. Please support the newspaper’s quality, independent journalism with a digital subscription.

Russia Vows to Preserve Peace in Breakaway Transnistria – Russian Official

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TIRASPOL, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday Russia would fulfill its obligations to preserve peace in the self-proclaimed republic of Transnistria, a narrow strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine that has been in a conflict with Moldova since the 1990s.

Russia Completes Customs Clearance of Ukraine-Bound Humanitarian Convoy

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russian officials have completed customs clearance of all humanitarian aid convoy vehicles, a spokesman for Russia’s Southern Customs Directorate, Rayan Farukshin, said Friday. “At 16:00 [Moscow time, noon GMT] Russian customs officers completed customs procedures of the whole humanitarian convoy,” the spokesman said, adding that the trucks are currently leaving the Russian border crossing.

Kiev Accuses Russian Aid Convoy of Violating Customs Clearance Agreements

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MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) — Ukraine’s Customs Service accused Russia of violating agreements on the customs clearance of the humanitarian aid convoy shortly after some 60 trucks crossed the Ukrainian border and headed toward the city of Luhansk on Friday.

Russian Customs Plans to Complete Operations for All Aid Convoy Trucks Friday

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russian customs officers plan to complete all the necessary operations for Russian humanitarian aid convoy for Ukraine by the end of Friday, a spokesman from Russia’s Southern Customs Department told RIA Novosti. “We plan to complete customs operations for all of the remaining trucks today,” the spokesman said. “The trucks are currently heading to the crossing points.

Russian Red Cross Ready to Help Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

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MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Red Cross is prepared to participate in the delivery of Russian aid to the southeastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, the humanitarian organization's head Raisa Lukuttsova told RIA Novosti on Friday. “We are ready to participate. I'm contacting the International Red Cross right now," she said.

Russia Worried by Kiev’s Use of Incendiary Bombs, Ballistic Missiles in East

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MOSCOW, August 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told a senior Red Cross official that Moscow was concerned about the use of incendiary weapons and ballistic missiles in the military operation in eastern Ukraine.