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    Ukraine rebels to delay elections
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels to delay elections

    NNA – (AP) Officials of the eastern Ukraine regions under the control of Russia-backed separatists say they will postpone local elections that were to be held in the next several weeks, an issue tha …read more Source: National News...

    Germany greets pro-Russian rebels’ delay of Ukraine elections
    Oct06

    Germany greets pro-Russian rebels’ delay of Ukraine elections

    A German diplomatic source described as “good news” a decision by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to delay disputed local elections there. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine rebels to delay elections
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels to delay elections

    Officials of the eastern Ukraine regions under the control of Russia-backed separatists say they will postpone local elections that were to be held in the next several weeks, an issue that had impeded progress toward a firm resolution of the conflict. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russian Soldiers Join Syria Fight
    Oct06

    Russian Soldiers Join Syria Fight

    Photo Russian technicians attached a bomb to a plane at a base in Syria on Saturday. Russian officials say their airstrikes are targeting the Islamic State, but they have mainly hit other insurgents. Credit Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda, via Associated Press MOSCOW — Ratcheting up the confrontation over the Syria war, Russia said Monday...

    Ukraine Parliament Votes to Legalizes Foreign Mercenaries
    Oct06

    Ukraine Parliament Votes to Legalizes Foreign Mercenaries

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ukraine’s Verkhovnaya Rada on Tuesday adopted in a second reading a draft law on foreigners serving in the country’s armed forces. …read more Source: Fars News...

    Ukraine military starts weapons withdrawal
    Oct06

    Ukraine military starts weapons withdrawal

    Ukraine military starts weapons withdrawal …read more Source:...

    Russia must cede 

border by end of 

year, says Ukraine
    Oct05

    Russia must cede border by end of year, says Ukraine

    KIEV: President Petro Poroshenko has stressed that Ukraine must regain control of its eastern border by the end of December even if full implementation of a February peace deal with Russia is delayed until 2016. The Western-backed leader was seeking to clarify his stance in view of remarks by French President Francois Hollande at a media event...

    US Defense Chief: Russia Has ’Losing Strategy’ in Syria
    Oct05

    US Defense Chief: Russia Has ’Losing Strategy’ in Syria

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday that Russia is pursuing a “losing strategy” in Syria and that it must live up to its commitments in Ukraine. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    NATO denounces “unacceptable” Russian incursion into Turkey in Syria air war (Update 2)
    Oct05

    NATO denounces “unacceptable” Russian incursion into Turkey in Syria air war (Update 2)

    By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO summoned the ambassadors of its 28 member states...

    Lavrov: Western alliance hasn’t been effective on the ground against terrorism
    Oct05

    Lavrov: Western alliance hasn’t been effective on the ground against terrorism

    Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that all the counter-terrorism actions taken by Russia in Syria are done based on the request of the Syrian leadership and are carried out openly, and that Russia is committed to its call for uniting all efforts seeking to combat international terrorism. In a joint press conference with...

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