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    Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ of eastern Ukraine
    Aug31

    Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ of eastern Ukraine

    August 31, 2014 7:54 PMMOSCOW (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on the future of war-torn east Ukraine, saying for the first time that “statehood” should be considered for the region. …read more Source: The Straits...

    [Newsmaker] Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine
    Aug31

    [Newsmaker] Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AFP) ― Russian strongman Vladimir Putin first used “Novorossiya” ― the loaded Tsarist-era name for what is now s …read more Source: The Korea...

    Vladimir Putin Calls for Talks on ‘Statehood’ for Eastern Ukraine
    Aug31

    Vladimir Putin Calls for Talks on ‘Statehood’ for Eastern Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dramatically raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state. …read more Source:...

    EU Gives Russia New Sanctions Ultimatum
    Aug31

    EU Gives Russia New Sanctions Ultimatum

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko holds a press conference on the sidelines of a European Union summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on Aug. 30, 2014 (AFP Photo/John Thys) Brussels. European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of...

    Obama’s Cool Head in Crisis — Asset or Growing Liability?
    Aug31

    Obama’s Cool Head in Crisis — Asset or Growing Liability?

    Washington. He doesn’t bluster and he doesn’t strut and President Barack Obama certainly isn’t panicking, though he admits it feels like the world is falling apart. But Obama’s cool-in-a-crisis style and disdain for the impulsive use of military force is fueling criticism of his leadership, as crises stagger the Middle...

    Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine
    Aug31

    Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Talks on ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine must discuss statehood for the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, increasing Moscow’s political demands for a resolution to the crisis. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague
    Aug31

    EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

    The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Key city in Ukraine’s east girds for battle with pro-Russian separatists
    Aug31

    Key city in Ukraine’s east girds for battle with pro-Russian separatists

    With pro-Russian rebels poised to attack, fighters loyal to Kiev in Mariupol are having to face a hard truth: They will be unable to save this vital port city alone. “We’re the only ones here,” sighs “Botsman,” the leader of one unit in the volunteer Azov Battalion trying to hold out as pro-Russian rebel forces […] The post Key city in...

    Russia takes page from Soviet era in missing troop saga
    Aug31

    Russia takes page from Soviet era in missing troop saga

    The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. “He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to say goodbye,” Sokolova said, recounting […] The post Russia takes...

    Using loaded term ‘New Russia,’ Putin signals intent to carve pro-Moscow fiefdom out of Ukraine’s east
    Aug31

    Using loaded term ‘New Russia,’ Putin signals intent to carve pro-Moscow fiefdom out of Ukraine’s east

    Russian strongman Vladimir Putin first used “Novorossiya” (New Russia) — the loaded Czarist-era name for what is now southern and eastern Ukraine — just after annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March, sparking outrage in Kiev. The Kremlin made a reference to the term again Friday when it released Putin’s address to Ukraine’s pro-Russian...

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