After yesterday’s 5-hour meeting with diplomats from Ukraine and Russia, Germany’s Foreign Minister told reporters: “things can get even worse." Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have won enough ground to make a ceasefire unlikely — while separatists say new Russian arms and soldiers are on the way. Today, it’s reported that “dozens” of civilians, including children, were killed trying to flee from the fighting with each side blaming the other for the attack. We’ll update the action and what’s at stake for Western Europe, the US, NATO, and Vladimir Putin.
Also, the National Guard is deployed to Ferguson, Missouri, and conversations with “The Most Wanted Man in the World.”
Banner Image: A military helicopter flies above a Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine, parked at a camp near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region, August 14, 2014. Artillery shells hit close to the centre of Ukraine's separatist-held city of Donetsk for the first time on Thursday, killing at least one person, as a large Russian aid convoy rumbled towards the border. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov