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    David Cameron and the cynicism of comparing Putin to Hitler | Owen Jones
    Sep03

    David Cameron and the cynicism of comparing Putin to Hitler | Owen Jones

    Putin is responsible for some awful human rights abuses in Ukraine, but Cameron drawing parallels to Hitler is a cheap, politically motivated shotOh, here we go. The wests escalating showdown with Vladimir Putin has led to Adolf Hitler being invoked. According to David Cameron, the west risks repeating the mistakes made in Munich in 38, making it...

    Ukraine and Russia reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ agreement, Kiev says
    Sep03

    Ukraine and Russia reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ agreement, Kiev says

    Brief statement from office of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko gives no details of agreementThe office of Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, says he and the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, have reached agreement on a “permanent ceasefire” in eastern Ukraine.”Mutual understanding was achieved concerning the steps...

    Barack Obama seeks to reassure Baltics over Russia
    Sep03

    Barack Obama seeks to reassure Baltics over Russia

    US president will tell leaders who fear attack that they have his support during visit to Estonia before Nato summit in WalesPresident Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders on Wednesday in a show of solidarity with Nato allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia’s aggression.The US president arrived...

    Tony Abbott rules out sale of Australian uranium to Russia
    Sep03

    Tony Abbott rules out sale of Australian uranium to Russia

    PM announces plan to open embassy in Ukraine and thanks Kiev for its support and friendship after MH17 tragedyAustralia has ruled out the sale of uranium to Russia and will open an embassy in Ukraine and offer the country non-lethal military assistance, Tony Abbott has announced.Australia has no intention of selling uranium to a country which is...

    The EU approach to Russia: beyond Kremlinology | @guardianletters
    Sep03

    The EU approach to Russia: beyond Kremlinology | @guardianletters

    That Wesley Clark, a military man, argues in favour of military support for Ukraine against Russian aggression is hardly surprising (Tell the truth about Russia, 1 September). What is no less surprising is that Clark has grasped so firmly at the wrong end of the stick. A better understanding of Russia would have taught Clark that the long history...

    Why Nato is more relevant than it has been for 30 years
    Sep03

    Why Nato is more relevant than it has been for 30 years

    With the new threats posed by Isis and Russia, the agenda at this week’s Nato summit is full to burstingThe last time the UK hosted a Nato summit was in 1990, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, the cold war was coming to an end, and the alliance was questioning its relevance in a multipolar world where soft power might count more...

    Steve Bell on Nato  cartoon
    Sep03

    Steve Bell on Nato cartoon

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    David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’
    Sep03

    David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’

    British dilemma over Russian president’s actions in Ukraine likened to conduct of Neville Chamberlain in 1930s MunichDavid Cameron has told European leaders that the west risks making similar mistakes in appeasing Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as Britain and France did with Adolf Hitler in the run-up to the second world war.In a heated debate...

    Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if conflict continues, warns IMF
    Sep02

    Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if conflict continues, warns IMF

    Factories shutting down, industrial heartlands under attack and currency in freefall, contributing to sharp increase in pricesUkraine could need a further $19bn in emergency international funding by the end of next year if there is no resolution to the escalating conflict in the east of the country, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...

    Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself
    Sep02

    Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself

    Military alliance lost its role after cold war but can it respond effectively to the unconventional warfare of Russia and Isis?Nato generals and officials have good reason to be grateful to Vladimir Putin. Struggling to find a role for the 28-member alliance since the end of the cold war, Russia’s actions in Ukraine have provided the...

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