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    Ukraine: what does Russia’s Vladimir Putin want?  video
    Sep02

    Ukraine: what does Russia’s Vladimir Putin want? video

    More than 2,500 have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine, and relations between Russia and the west are more tense than at any time since the cold war. Where will this conflict end, and what are Vladimir Putin’s objectives in this protracted war? In recent weeks Russian involvement has become more visible. Russia has moved an estimated...

    Video:  Bodies ‘left behind’ as Ukraine forces flee rebel assault
    Sep02

    Video: Bodies ‘left behind’ as Ukraine forces flee rebel assault

    For days, the bodies of Ukrainian troops have been left sprawled among burned out trucks and armoured personnel carriers near the small town of Komsomolske in the east of the country. FRANCE 24 visits the scene in the rebel-controlled area. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated  again
    Sep02

    Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated again

    Obama’s visit will do little to lift the small Baltic state’s familiar feelings of powerlessness next to its Russian neighbourWhen Barack Obama lands in Estonia on Wednesday he will find a country anxious not just about the intentions of its big eastern neighbour but of its new western allies too.Obama’s whistlestop tour is...

    Russia, the West buying time before the NATO summit
    Sep02

    Russia, the West buying time before the NATO summit

    Author(s): Dan Alexe putin_barroso.jpg Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on 2 September accused Western nations and NATO of supporting what he called the “party of war” in Kiev. Lavrov referring in part to calls by senior Ukrainian officials for the country to abandon its non-aligned status and seek NATO membership. NATO, at a...

    UN: More than 1 million flee Ukrainian crisis
    Sep02

    UN: More than 1 million flee Ukrainian crisis

    More than 1 million people have left their homes as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the UN refugee agency …read more Source:...

    Putin claims Russian forces ‘could conquer Ukraine capital in a fortnight’
    Sep02

    Putin claims Russian forces ‘could conquer Ukraine capital in a fortnight’

    Leak reveals Russian president told José Manuel Barroso that his forces could conquer Kiev if he ordered them to do soVladimir Putin has said Russian forces could conquer the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in a fortnight if he so ordered, the Kremlin has confirmed.Moscow declined to deny that the president had spoken of taking Kiev in a phone...

    Russia vows to adopt beefed up new military doctrine over Ukraine crisis
    Sep02

    Russia vows to adopt beefed up new military doctrine over Ukraine crisis

    Russia announces plan to adopt beefed up new military doctrine over Nato’s plans to establish a rapid-response team …read more Source: The...

    US ban on Russian-made AK-47s sets off a rifle-buying frenzy
    Sep02

    US ban on Russian-made AK-47s sets off a rifle-buying frenzy

    Demand for the assault weapon has risen sharply since US imports were halted as part of sanctions against MoscowThirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specialising in the weapon took stock of its inventory. There was nothing...

    Nato prepare to send rapid reaction force to eastern Europe
    Sep02

    Nato prepare to send rapid reaction force to eastern Europe

    Nato are preparing a rapid reaction strike force that could be deployed to eastern Europe at a moments notice in response to Russia’s behavior to Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    UK, EU, and Nato – all in need of a ‘new world order’?
    Sep02

    UK, EU, and Nato – all in need of a ‘new world order’?

    Nation state boundaries less and less relevant All conflicts are connected Federalism not necessarily a dirty wordMore than 50 years ago, Henry Kissinger, America’s best known political scientist, hugely controversial diplomat and national security adviser, wrote his first book.A World Restored is a study, a celebration really, of how Count...

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