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    No one knows what Putins up to, but sanctions are the wests biggest mistake | Angus Roxburgh
    Aug29

    No one knows what Putins up to, but sanctions are the wests biggest mistake | Angus Roxburgh

    The outcome of the coming weeks deliberations is predictable, but the result could be the partition of UkraineEuropean Union leaders meet in Brussels on Saturday, and Nato heads of government in Wales next week, to formulate fresh responses to the dangerously escalating crisis in Ukraine. Their language will be pugilistic, but in truth Vladimir...

    Tony Abbott condemns Russia over accusations its troops entered Ukraine – video
    Aug29

    Tony Abbott condemns Russia over accusations its troops entered Ukraine – video

    Tony Abbott has branded Russia’s latest actions in Ukraine an invasion and says they are ‘completely, absolutely and utterly unacceptable’. But the prime minister says Australia cannot make a unilateral decision to exclude the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, from the G20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane in November. NATO...

    Obama accuses Russia of sending troops into Ukraine
    Aug29

    Obama accuses Russia of sending troops into Ukraine

    President rules out US military action, but says Moscow’s actions will bring ‘more costs and consequences’ for RussiaBarack Obama has accused Russia of sending troops into Ukraine and being responsible for an upsurge in violence in the country.Speaking at a news conference in Washington, the US president said Russia was...

    Tony Abbott condemns Russian ‘invasion of Ukraine’ as bullying
    Aug29

    Tony Abbott condemns Russian ‘invasion of Ukraine’ as bullying

    The prime minister says he will speak to G20 members about whether Vladimir Putin should attend November summitTony Abbott has condemned Russia over its invasion of Ukrainian territory, saying reports of troop movements indicate an absolutely clear-cut case of a larger country bullying a smaller country.The Australian prime minister said he would...

    Russians start asking: are we at war?
    Aug29

    Russians start asking: are we at war?

    Families demand answers over deaths and disappearances of troops thought to have been fighting in neighbouring Ukraine. RFE/RL reportsIn early spring, Russian president Vladimir Putin deployed soldiers without insignia into the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to ensure a quick annexation of the territory.After a month of denying their existence,...

    Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine
    Aug29

    Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine

    Apparently frivolous exchange masks gravity of Nato concern at Russian incursions across Ukraine borderRussia has struck back in the Twitter war of the maps after Canada offered some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labelling Ukraine as not Russia.Canadas NATO Twitter account posted the map on...

    Obama suggests further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine incursion
    Aug29

    Obama suggests further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine incursion

    President insisted there would be no military escalation in wests response, but stopped short of using word invasion in remarksEmergency meetings after Russian invasion claimThe United States expects to agree on a further round of economic sanctions against Russia during meetings with European allies next week, but has ruled out any military...

    US hurries to draw up response to Russia and Isis threats
    Aug28

    US hurries to draw up response to Russia and Isis threats

    Officials say US has range of tools and sanctions at its disposal as Ukraine says Russian troops have entered the countryUS officials were holding a series of hurried meetings on Thursday to decide how to respond to spiralling security threats from Russia in Ukraine and from the Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria.An emergency meeting of the...

    Ukraine crisis: World powers declare Russian forces have crossed border  live
    Aug28

    Ukraine crisis: World powers declare Russian forces have crossed border live

    Obama and UN security council call emergency meetingsA dangerous escalation, UN spokesperson says Russia denies any of its troops are in eastern UkraineRussia has to stop lying, US ambassador says 3.06pm ETChurkin continues:Everybody knows that there are Russian volunteers in eastern Ukraine. Nobody is hiding that. 3.04pm ETVitaly Churkin, the...

    Ukraine: emergency UN, Nato, EU meetings after Russian invasion claim
    Aug28

    Ukraine: emergency UN, Nato, EU meetings after Russian invasion claim

    Nato says 1,000 Russian troops fighting in Ukraine as Kiev accuses Moscow of de facto invasion and opening second frontWorld powers have called a succession of emergency meetings to step up the international response to Russia after Kiev accused Moscow of a de facto invasion and of opening up a second front in the conflict in eastern Europe.The...

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