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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
VOLNOVAKHA, Ukraine - Agence France-Presse
Separatist rebels killed at least nine Ukrainian soldiers in the restive east on Thursday, dealing a heavy blow to the beleaguered government just three days before a crunch presidential poll.
KIEV / MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
The Kremlin said it respected the vote on self-rule in two Ukrainian regions and called for the results to be implemented through dialogue between Kiev and separatist leaders
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russia said Monday it had ordered troops near the border with Ukraine to return to their bases, just days ahead of a crucial presidential vote aimed at bringing the country out of deep crisis.
DONETSK - Agence France-Presse
A total 89 percent of voters cast ballots in favour of self-rule in the Donetsk province, one of two regions holding 'referendums'
At least five people were killed and 45 injured on Tuesday after parts of a freight train derailed and collided with a passenger train south of Moscow, officials said.
MARIUPOL/SLAVIANSK - Reuters
Voting has began in referendums called by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine to split from Ukraine
BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea - Reuters
The Crimean Tatars split over approaching Russia or resisting after the referendum.
HÜRRİYET / ISTANBUL
Sergei Konoplyov, scholar and former Soviet officer, said the current situation in Ukraine presented both a risk of division and civil war
DONETSK, Ukraine - Agence France-Presse
The self-proclaimed head of the "People's Republic of Donetsk" in eastern Ukraine on Monday declared the region a sovereign state and asked Russia to consider allowing it to accede.
President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Friday for the first time since Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula, just days ahead of a separatist vote by pro-Moscow militants in eastern Ukraine.