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    Ukraine ceasefire holds so far as Poroshenko orders halt at dusk
    Sep05

    Ukraine ceasefire holds so far as Poroshenko orders halt at dusk

    Obama is ‘hopeful’ but with other Nato leaders expresses scepticism over longer term success of the truceA tentative ceasefire is holding in eastern Ukraine tonight after Kiev agreed a truce with separatist rebels that included a pullback of weapons and the release of prisoners; it held out the best hope so far for an end to a...

    Ukraine truce represents a triumph for Putin
    Sep05

    Ukraine truce represents a triumph for Putin

    Analysis: If the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk are left in rebel hands, then Vladimir Putin’s effort to freeze the conflict on his terms will be nearing success …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko calls for long ceasefire to allow time for talks
    Sep05

    Poroshenko calls for long ceasefire to allow time for talks

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk that should end the fighting in east Ukraine. He said it… …read more Source:...

    David Cameron: Russia’s actions in Ukraine are ‘indefensible and wrong’
    Sep05

    David Cameron: Russia’s actions in Ukraine are ‘indefensible and wrong’

    David Cameron has cautiously welcomed a ceasefire in Ukraine but insisted that new sanctions against Russia would still go ahead until a proper peace plan is put in place …read more Source: The...

    Estonian security officer abducted on border with Russia
    Sep05

    Estonian security officer abducted on border with Russia

    Security service says officer captured and taken to Russia at gunpoint while working to prevent cross-border criminal activityAn Estonian security officer has been abducted during an operation to stop an illegal crossing on the Russian border and taken at gunpoint across to Russia, Estonia’s internal security service has...

    Putin walks a tightrope as evidence mounts of Russians dying in Ukraine | Natalia Antonova
    Sep05

    Putin walks a tightrope as evidence mounts of Russians dying in Ukraine | Natalia Antonova

    Vladimir Putin cannot appear weak, but the public wont stand for full-scale conflict. So the stalemate continuesHatred is not a tame beast. Once unleashed, it can be surprisingly hard to coax it back into its pen even for a popular leader such as Vladimir Putin. The stunning reversal of the fortunes of the Ukrainian army in rebel-held regions in...

    NATO adds spearhead force, cyber defence to its European arsenal
    Sep05

    NATO adds spearhead force, cyber defence to its European arsenal

    NATO approved wide-ranging plans on Friday to boost its defences in eastern Europe, aiming to reassure allies nervous about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine that the US-led alliance will shield them from any attack. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine’s uneasy ceasefire hangs in the balance
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s uneasy ceasefire hangs in the balance

    Just hours ahead of talks in Belarus heavy shelling resounded on the outskirts of the port city of Mariupol, and though Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels may have signed an agreement on a ceasefire “there is very little trust either side will keep their word” says Roland Oliphant …read more Source: The...

    [Ticker] Cameron: EU to impose Russia sanctions despite ceasefire
    Sep05

    [Ticker] Cameron: EU to impose Russia sanctions despite ceasefire

    British PM Cameron said at the Nato summit Friday the EU will impose a new round of sanctions on Russia despite the ceasefire deal with Ukraine in Minsk, but can remove them later if the deal works out. “Be in no doubt. The sanctions go ahead as announced”, he said. …read more Source:...

    Mixed results at the NATO summit, as Russia, Ukraine sign agreement for a cease-fire
    Sep05

    Mixed results at the NATO summit, as Russia, Ukraine sign agreement for a cease-fire

    Author(s): Dan Alexe poroshenko_nato.jpg Seeking to counter Russia, NATO leaders approved plans Friday, at their summit in Wales, to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the...

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