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    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...

    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...

    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...

    New EU appointees speak out against Russia
    Sep02

    New EU appointees speak out against Russia

    Two of the EU’s new top officials – Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini – have spoken out against Russia’s “war” on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of starting ‘a great war’
    Sep02

    Ukraine accuses Russia of starting ‘a great war’

    Ukraine’s Defence Minister has accused Russia of starting a ‘great war’ that could claim tens of thousands of lives. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Ukraine crisis: Russia has started a great war and deaths will be measured in the thousands, Ukraine’s defence minister says
    Sep02

    Ukraine crisis: Russia has started a great war and deaths will be measured in the thousands, Ukraine’s defence minister says

    Russia is responsible for bringing a “great war” on Europe and will have caused “tens of thousands” of deaths, the Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey has said. …read more Source: The...

    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:...

    Ukraine crisis: Russian president Vladimir Putin – ‘I can take Kiev in two weeks’
    Sep02

    Ukraine crisis: Russian president Vladimir Putin – ‘I can take Kiev in two weeks’

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has allegedly threatened he “can take Kiev in two weeks”, in remarks made to the outgoing president of the European commission. …read more Source: The...

    Russia ‘to alter military doctrine’
    Sep02

    Russia ‘to alter military doctrine’

    Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato’s increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. …read more Source:...

    Ban Ki-moon: ‘no military solution to Ukraine crisis
    Sep02

    Ban Ki-moon: ‘no military solution to Ukraine crisis

    UN secretary general calls for a political dialogue, as Kiev accuses Russia of launching a ‘great war’UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has warned western powers “there is no military solution” to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a “great war”.As Nato prepares to...

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