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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Kremlin said on Nov. 30 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's recent assertion that the Turkish military operation in Syria is aimed at “ending the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad” had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara
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'
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
President Putin praised the strength of Russia's 'all-conquering' patriotism in his speech to the veterans as troops marched in Red Square to mark 69 years since victory in World War II
MARIUPOL/SLAVIANSK - Reuters
Voting has began in referendums called by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine to split from Ukraine
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in east Ukraine vowed to press on with disputed independence referendums, defying a call from President Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote
HÜRRİYET / ISTANBUL
Sergei Konoplyov, scholar and former Soviet officer, said the current situation in Ukraine presented both a risk of division and civil war
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Ukraine's military operation against pro-Moscow rebels "will go on regardless" of Russian President Vladimir Putin urging them to postpone an independence vote
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.
KYIV - Agence France-Presse
More than 30 pro-Russian rebels were killed and dozens wounded in Monday's military assault on the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk
Fighting broke out Friday in Ukraine's southeastern port city of Mariupol, causing casualties, according to reports by Ukrainian and Russian media.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed new legislation introducing harsh punishments for the justification or denial of Nazi war crimes.