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    World › Ukraine ceasefire begins, but U.S. still skeptical
    Sep06

    World › Ukraine ceasefire begins, but U.S. still skeptical

    Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a ceasefire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Russia against alliance members. Gunfire and shelling appeared to fall silent across eastern Ukraine shortly…...

    World › NATO leaders accuse Russia, aid Ukraine
    Sep05

    World › NATO leaders accuse Russia, aid Ukraine

    NATO leaders on Thursday accused Russia of failing to take “a single step toward peace” in Ukraine even as President Petro Poroshenko voiced “careful optimism” about forging a ceasefire with pro-Moscow rebels. The leaders gathered at a summit of the Western military alliance in Newport, Wales agreed to set up… …read...

    World › Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit
    Sep04

    World › Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit

    NATO leaders aim Thursday to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin unveiled a broad peace plan. The Russian president’s surprise announcement could take the wind out of the sails of a high-stakes NATO summit in Wales, where Western leaders led by U.S. President… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine agrees to permanent ceasefire in east with Russia
    Sep03

    World › Ukraine agrees to permanent ceasefire in east with Russia

    Ukraine’s beleaguered President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had agreed to a “permanent ceasefire” in the east of the former Soviet country. Poroshenko’s office said the agreement was reached in a telephone exchange that was preceded only a few hours by U.S. President...

    World › Obama arrives in Estonia on eve of NATO summit
    Sep03

    World › Obama arrives in Estonia on eve of NATO summit

    U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia aboard Air Force One early Wednesday to meet Baltic leaders and reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members. The talks in Tallinn come ahead of the key alliance summit in Wales focused on the crisis in Ukraine. Russia on Tuesday… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat
    Sep02

    World › Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat

    Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the fast-escalating crisis opened behind closed doors… …read...

    World › Putin seeks ‘statehood’ talks on east Ukraine
    Sep01

    World › Putin seeks ‘statehood’ talks on east Ukraine

    Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state. Putin’s remarks on Sunday came just hours after the European Union gave Moscow… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine rebels prepare attack as EU gives Russia one week
    Sep01

    World › Ukraine rebels prepare attack as EU gives Russia one week

    Pro-Russian separatists were preparing a fresh offensive on a key coastal location in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as EU leaders gave Moscow one week to curb its support for the rebels or face new sanctions. A ragtag mix of volunteer battalions and local residents were bracing for a desperate defense… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia
    Aug31

    World › EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who briefed a summit of the 28-nation… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
    Aug30

    World › EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry… …read more...

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