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    Popov: Aggression Against Crimea Constitutes Attack on Russia
    Sep02

    Popov: Aggression Against Crimea Constitutes Attack on Russia

    Military aggression against Crimea will constitute an attack against Russia, Mikhail Popov, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, told RIA Novosti …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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    ‘Encroaching on our borders will be met with all due consequences’: Russia threatens NATO as it warns it is updating its military doctrine
    Sep02

    ‘Encroaching on our borders will be met with all due consequences’: Russia threatens NATO as it warns it is updating its military doctrine

    The Kremlin said any Western aggression on the annexed peninsula of Crimea would constitute an attack on Russia itself, and would therefore be met ‘with all due consequences’. …read more Source: Daily...

    NATO plans new ‘spearhead’ force to counter Russia
    Sep02

    NATO plans new ‘spearhead’ force to counter Russia

    In response to Russian actions in Ukraine, NATO will agree at a summit this week to create a rapid-reaction force of several thousand troops, alliance officials said Monday, prompting Russia to accuse the alliance of “aggravating tensions”. …read more Source: France...

    While Nato swills champagne, its Putin who calls the shots | Simon Jenkins
    Sep02

    While Nato swills champagne, its Putin who calls the shots | Simon Jenkins

    This weeks lavish Nato summit wont change the fact that it has been outmanoeuvred and humiliated in Ukraine by a puffed-up PutinThis weeks absurdly lavish Nato summit in Wales could not be worse timed. It will be a public display of the impotence of what preens itself as the worlds most powerful alliance. Vladimir Putin, its historic foe, has...

    Russia “could take Kiev in two weeks”
    Sep02

    Russia “could take Kiev in two weeks”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that Russia could conquer Kiev in two weeks.The Italian newspaper La Repubblica is reporting that the outgoing EC chief and Putin spoke on the phone. Denying the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine, Putin reportedly told Barroso: “If I wanted, I...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘undisguised aggression’ as rebels advance
    Sep02

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘undisguised aggression’ as rebels advance

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. …read more Source:...

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