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    US to Lead Peacekeeping Exercises in Ukraine
    Sep15

    US to Lead Peacekeeping Exercises in Ukraine

    The U.S. military is set to lead peacekeeping exercises Monday in western Ukraine involving 15 nations, as President Barack Obama prepares to host Ukraine’s president for talks at the White House later this week. The Defense Department announced the 12-day exercise earlier this month, saying 1,300 personnel would take part, including 200...

    US-led military exercises due to begin in western Ukraine
    Sep15

    US-led military exercises due to begin in western Ukraine

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – US-led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire.Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further...

    Russia creates emergency fund to deal with Western sanctions
    Sep15

    Russia creates emergency fund to deal with Western sanctions

    Russia’s Finance Ministry will create a multi-billion dollar anti-crisis fund in 2015 to aid those companies hit by sanctions, Russian news agencies cited Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as saying on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s quest for NATO membership will take some time
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s quest for NATO membership will take some time

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseny Yatseniuk, says his country will request that it be allowed to join NATO. If Ukraine were part of NATO at the time of the Russian military action, alliance nations including Canada would have been obliged to come to its aid in fighting off Russian forces that had entered the...

    Ukraine fighting prompts U.S., Russia to meet as field training exercises begin
    Sep15

    Ukraine fighting prompts U.S., Russia to meet as field training exercises begin

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today after pro-Russian rebels continued to clash with Ukraine troops in several locations including the Donetsk airport. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Military Drills To Start In Ukraine
    Sep15

    Military Drills To Start In Ukraine

    Military exercises involving some 1,300 personnel from 15 nations are due to begin in western Ukraine on September 15. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian rebels release Ukrainian troops
    Sep15

    Pro-Russian rebels release Ukrainian troops

    Pro-Russian rebels released dozens of captive Ukrainian troops Sunday as part of a ceasefire deal. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a Twitter post that 73 troops were released in Donetsk. …read more Source:...

    Russian Americans Offer Mixed Views of Ukraine Conflict
    Sep15

    Russian Americans Offer Mixed Views of Ukraine Conflict

    While polls within Russia indicate overwhelming popular support for President Vladimir Putin’s policies and actions in eastern Ukraine, the hundreds of thousands of Russian immigrants living in New York seem divided in their reactions to recent developments. Lev Borschevskiy, a veteran journalist and active member of the Russian American...

    Heavy fighting breaks out in Ukraine, killing at least 6
    Sep15

    Heavy fighting breaks out in Ukraine, killing at least 6

    Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between Ukrainian and rebel forces on the north side of Donetsk, killing at least six people in one of the most serious clashes since the 10-day-old cease-fire came into force. Tanks were on the streets mid-afternoon, and pro-Russia rebel fighters raced reinforcements along the main boulevard in civilian cars...

    The painful secrecy of Russia’s war in Ukraine
    Sep15

    The painful secrecy of Russia’s war in Ukraine

    For months, Moscow has denied its army is involved in the conflict, but as the corpses return home, people are starting to ask questions …read more Source: The Globe and...