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    Ukraine Leader Urges Congress to Arm His Soldiers Against Russia
    Sep18

    Ukraine Leader Urges Congress to Arm His Soldiers Against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine addressed a joint session of Congress and sought advanced weaponry to fend off what he called an ongoing invasion by Russian forces. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force
    Sep18

    NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

    Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, the highest-ranking U.S. civilian at NATO, told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a symposium in Poland that military planners were now “working seven days a week” to finalize details of the force. Ukraine is not a NATO member and not directly under its defense umbrella, but three...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks Congress For $46 Million, Meets with Obama Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Sep18

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks Congress For $46 Million, Meets with Obama Amid Ukraine Crisis

    President Barack Obama is expected to announce Thursday a $46 million strategic aid package for Ukraine amid its battle with pro-Russian separatists, according to the Associated Press. The package will reportedly be announced during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is in Washington to plead for help and draw further...

    Ukraine’s President Just Made A Passionate Plea To Congress
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s President Just Made A Passionate Plea To Congress

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday and pleaded for ramped-up military assistance in a war he said belonged to America and Europe as well as Ukraine. “This is Europe’s and America’s war too. It is a war for the free world,” Poroshenko told Congress in a speech on the floor...

    Can’t win a war with a blanket, Ukraine’s Poroshenko tells Congress
    Sep18

    Can’t win a war with a blanket, Ukraine’s Poroshenko tells Congress

    The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military, but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source:...

    5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year
    Sep18

    5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year

    Demonstrators rally outside the Israeli consulate in Manhattan to express solidarity with three Israeli teens who were abducted in the West Bank, June 16, 2014. (Miriam Moster/JTA) September 2013 The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for...

    Ukraine’s fight with Russia is ‘America’s war, too,’ Poroshenko says
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s fight with Russia is ‘America’s war, too,’ Poroshenko says

    Ukraine’s new president thanked the United States for showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but warned that greater tests lie ahead, telling Congress that his nation’s fight against Russian aggression “is America’s war, too.” …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire
    Sep18

    Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

    Ukrainian army paratroopers smoke cigarettes, at their position in Debaltsevo, Donetsk’s region, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The cease-fire between the separatists and the Ukrainian mil… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine Leader Seeks Western Military Aid
    Sep18

    Ukraine Leader Seeks Western Military Aid

    Describing Ukraine’s war with pro-Russia separatists as the forefront of the global fight for freedom and democracy, President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. to significantly expand its military assistance to Kiev. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian leader asks U.S. for lethal military aid, but he won’t get it
    Sep18

    Ukrainian leader asks U.S. for lethal military aid, but he won’t get it

    Obama to announce $46-million in security assistance as Poroshenko calls Russia’s annexation of Crimea one of the most ‘cynical acts of treachery in modern history’ …read more Source: The Globe and...