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    Trilateral Contact Group Agrees on Withdrawal of Weapons in Eastern Ukraine
    Sep30

    Trilateral Contact Group Agrees on Withdrawal of Weapons in Eastern Ukraine

    The Working Group on Security of the Trilateral Contact Group, which involves representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE, reached an agreement on Tuesday on the withdrawal of tanks and other weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. The latest agreement supplements the Minsk ceasefire accords, which were signed in February. Martin...

    Putin and Obama disagree on Syria? Think again
    Sep30

    Putin and Obama disagree on Syria? Think again

    The bad blood between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin and their so-called dueling speeches at the United Nations on Monday masks a deeper reality: The two presidents are today in more alignment than they have been in years on what to do about Syria. As a result, some sources suggest that despite the tough rhetoric on the surface between the two...

    NATO reaches fork in road
    Sep30

    NATO reaches fork in road

    After 14 years of fighting against Al Qaida, the Taliban and now ISIL, while increasingly focusing on Asia Pacific, the United States is waking up to the reality that Europe, once considered an island of peace and stability, is in trouble. Europe is buffeted by three powerful gales: the deteriorating security situation along NATO’s southern...

    Ukraine leader mocks Russia’s call for anti-terrorism coalition
    Sep29

    Ukraine leader mocks Russia’s call for anti-terrorism coalition

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia’s call for the creation of an international antiterrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to broaden weapons withdrawal
    Sep29

    Ukraine, rebels agree to broaden weapons withdrawal

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems, the OSCE’s representative at peace talks, Martin Sajdik, said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    ‘Rebels sold me to Russia’, says Ukrainian poilot Nadia Savchenko in first testimony
    Sep29

    ‘Rebels sold me to Russia’, says Ukrainian poilot Nadia Savchenko in first testimony

    Russia and Ukraine launch rival show trials of one another’s servicemen, as tensions over Minsk peace agreement mount …read more Source: The...

    Pentagon’s top Russia official resigns
    Sep29

    Pentagon’s top Russia official resigns

    The Pentagon’s top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine is resigning amid the ongoing debate within the Obama administration over how respond to Russian moves in Ukraine and Syria. Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, is leaving her post at the end of next month...

    Ukraine president accuses Russia of ‘hybrid war’ in speech to UN
    Sep29

    Ukraine president accuses Russia of ‘hybrid war’ in speech to UN

    Petro Poroshenko says Moscow is using security council veto as ‘licence to kill’ in general assembly address that prompts walkout by Russian delegationUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has accused Russia of using its veto on the United Nations security council as a “licence to kill” and continue Moscow’s “hybrid war”...

    Rival trials held in Russia and Ukraine
    Sep29

    Rival trials held in Russia and Ukraine

    Rival court cases are being heard in Russia and Ukraine. The countries are currently divided by conflict. Kyiv accuses two men captured in the east… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian pilot: ‘I was kidnapped by separatists and taken to Russia’
    Sep29

    Ukrainian pilot: ‘I was kidnapped by separatists and taken to Russia’

    Prosecutors claim Nadia Savchenko directed an artillery strike that killed two Russian journalists in June 2014A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia for the murder of two Russian journalists has told a provincial court that she was kidnapped by separatist fighters and smuggled across the border to Russia.“I am a prisoner of war and a hostage who...

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