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    Nato barked, but will that help Ukraine, and help deter Putin?
    Sep07

    Nato barked, but will that help Ukraine, and help deter Putin?

    Nato forces to be more active in eastern Europe Questions remain about alliance capability to counter ‘hybrid warfare’Nato leaders were desperate to breathe new life into the military alliance that was in danger of expiring. And if rhetoric was the test they certainly passed it.Putin was the villain, roundly and repeatedly attacked at...

    Ukraine and separatists blame each other after ceasefire broken
    Sep07

    Ukraine and separatists blame each other after ceasefire broken

    Shelling and shots fired in Mariupol, with Kiev and rebel forces denying responsibility after truce was agreed at talks in MinskThere was shelling and gunfire in east Ukraine on Sunday as a fragile ceasefire agreed on Friday was broken, with both sides accusing the other of violating the truce. One woman was killed overnight in the city of...

    Nato faces Russia  cartoon
    Sep07

    Nato faces Russia cartoon

    Chris Riddell on Nato’s announcement of a 4,000-strong rapid reaction force to counter Russian threat … …read more Source: The...

    Flight MH17: Australia and Malaysia want to revisit crash site for remains
    Sep07

    Flight MH17: Australia and Malaysia want to revisit crash site for remains

    Tony Abbott and his counterpart, Najib Razak, say they need more evidence to build a criminal case against those responsibleAustralia and Malaysia have signalled their intention to send investigators back to the MH17 crash site in war-torn eastern Ukraine before winter.Prime minister Tony Abbott and his counterpart Najib Razak on Saturday agreed...

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine, but war of words goes on
    Sep06

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine, but war of words goes on

    No casualties reported on first day of truce, but shape of political solution remains unclear as talks with Russia continueOn the first full day of ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the truce appeared to be holding, with only minor violations reported, as hopes mounted that the deal struck in Minsk on Friday could bring an end to the violence that...

    Ukraine crisis: Russia warns of reaction to fresh EU economic sanctions
    Sep06

    Ukraine crisis: Russia warns of reaction to fresh EU economic sanctions

    EU says measures could be suspended if Russian troops quit east Ukraine, but Moscow hits out at ‘support to party of war in Kiev’Russia has warned that there will be a reaction if the European Union imposes fresh economic sanctions against it over the crisis in Ukraine.The comment by the Russian foreign ministry came as a tentative...

    Ukraine and rebels agree to a ceasefire and steps towards ending conflict – video
    Sep06

    Ukraine and rebels agree to a ceasefire and steps towards ending conflict – video

    Ukrainian officials and rebel leaders agreed to a number of steps towards ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine on Friday. The OSCE representative overseeing the talks in Minsk, Belarus, said that a ceasefire, prisoner exchange and the delivery of humanitarian aid had been agreed upon … …read more Source: The...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Sep06

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The war against Islamic State, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Burning Man festival the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    The Guardian view on the ceasefire for east Ukraine
    Sep05

    The Guardian view on the ceasefire for east Ukraine

    Is the agreement reached in Minsk the beginning of peace or just of a new phase of the conflict?President Putin could not have contrived it better if he had tried. Perhaps he did. In any case, on the very day the leaders of Nato countries were writing up their communiques and final statements in Wales, it looked as if the five-month-old war in...

    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...

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