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    Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East
    Sep22

    Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East

    Ukrainian officials say they have started to pull troops from a buffer zone in the east of the country where they have been fighting pro-Russian separatists. Security and Defense Council spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko said Monday rebel attacks have diminished, allowing Kyiv to implement an agreement reached last week with the separatists to...

    America Must Make Its Underlying Intentions Toward Iran Clear
    Sep22

    America Must Make Its Underlying Intentions Toward Iran Clear

    The 5+1 nuclear negotiations will resume in November. Although this is still some time away, analysts, policy writers and diplomats have been busy working to formulate an achievable diplomatic position which will bridge the gaps left at the end of the last session. Here in the UK, we think we know what our position must be. Iran must make...

    Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project
    Sep22

    Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project

    French oil major Total said it was in talks with Chinese banks to help fund a major natural-gas project in Russia in a move to get around tightening Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia takes advantage of world’s attention being elsewhere
    Sep22

    Russia takes advantage of world’s attention being elsewhere

    Russia is pleased to keep its invasion of Ukraine off the world’s radar while ISIS, Middle East unrest, and Ebola divert attention. …read more Source: CNY...

    Russia and the West: Looking Back in Anger, and Forward With Dread
    Sep22

    Russia and the West: Looking Back in Anger, and Forward With Dread

    MOSCOW—The standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine is a relatively recent development, but it is sickeningly familiar to anyone who grew up in the Cold War decades. It is, most of all, uniquely ominous: When nuclear-armed America and Russia quarrel, peace and life as we know it are threatened the world over. The risks of errors,...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels To Conduct Another Prisoner Exchange Amid Cease-Fire
    Sep22

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels To Conduct Another Prisoner Exchange Amid Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian government and separatist rebels in the country’s east will conduct another prisoner swap Wednesday, Ria Novosti, a state-run Russian news agency reported Monday, citing the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, or DPR. The decision follows last week’s exchange of dozens of prisoners. …read more Source:...

    Rebel withdrawal ‘not as massive as we expected’: Ukraine official
    Sep22

    Rebel withdrawal ‘not as massive as we expected’: Ukraine official

    Ukrainian officials say government troops have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, as have pro-Russian rebels in the region. …read more Source: CTV...

    Kyiv Says Preparing To Withdraw Heavy Weapons In East
    Sep22

    Kyiv Says Preparing To Withdraw Heavy Weapons In East

    Kyiv says Ukrainian government forces are preparing to withdraw artillery and heavy armored vehicles within a proposed 30-kilometer buffer zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine troops prepare pullback as truce holds
    Sep22

    Ukraine troops prepare pullback as truce holds

    Kiev (AFP) – A fragile truce between pro-Russian insurgents and Ukrainian forces appeared to be consolidate Monday as clashes subsided and attention focused on the unresolved status of the separatist east.Ukraine said it lost two soldiers in sporadic overnight raids by “armed gangs” on small towns surrounding the main rebel...

    Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire
    Sep22

    Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say government troops have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, as have pro-Russian rebels in the region. …read more Source: The Bismarck...