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    Joint US-Russian airforce exercise cancelled amid Ukraine conflict
    Sep11

    Joint US-Russian airforce exercise cancelled amid Ukraine conflict

    An Air Force exercise involving the U.S., Canada and Russia has been canceled due to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    U.S., EU imposing new sanctions on Russia
    Sep11

    U.S., EU imposing new sanctions on Russia

    Moscow calls the move an ‘unfriendly step’ and says it will respond with like measures. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia Slashes Gas Exports To Poland In Retaliation Over Ukraine, Polish Gas Officials Say
    Sep11

    Russia Slashes Gas Exports To Poland In Retaliation Over Ukraine, Polish Gas Officials Say

    Russia slashed nearly half its natural gas exports to Poland earlier this week amid soaring tensions over Ukraine, Poland’s state gas firm is claiming. The shortfall forced Poland to halt gas deliveries to Ukraine through “reverse-flow” pipelines, which some analysts say was Russia’s original goal, according to media reports....

    NATO: 1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine
    Sep11

    NATO: 1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine

    Russia still has about 1,000 troops inside eastern Ukraine, a NATO military officer said Thursday, a week after Ukraine’s government and pro-Russia rebels agreed to a ceasefire aimed at ending months of conflict. …read more Source:...

    E.U. tightens sanctions against Russian banks, defense companies and individuals
    Sep11

    E.U. tightens sanctions against Russian banks, defense companies and individuals

    MOSCOW — The European Union announced stricter sanctions against Russia on Thursday in response to that country’s recent involvement in the Ukraine crisis, taking aim at Russia’s energy sector, as well as its vital financial and defense industries. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    U.S. to Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions
    Sep11

    U.S. to Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the United States would “deepen and broaden” its sanctions on Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine, despite last week’s cease-fire reached between the government of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists. American and European officials have been preparing the additional sanctions for weeks,...

    Obama: U.S. Will ‘Intensify’ Sanctions On Russia
    Sep11

    Obama: U.S. Will ‘Intensify’ Sanctions On Russia

    WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States will join the European Union in imposing tougher sanctions on Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors after Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine last month, and will provide details on the new steps on Friday. “These measures will...

    U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russia, Obama says
    Sep11

    U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russia, Obama says

    The new round of sanctions is coordinated with the European Union, and will begin Friday …read more Source: USA...

    Putin says Ukraine crisis used by West to ‘revive’ NATO
    Sep11

    Putin says Ukraine crisis used by West to ‘revive’ NATO

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Western countries of creating the Ukrainian crisis and using it to revive NATO. Duration: 00:34 Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA
    Sep11

    OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

    President Barack Obama on Thursday announced the U.S. would join the European Union in intensifying sanctions on Russia’s finance, energy, and defense sectors. “We will deepen and broaden sanctions in Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors,” Obama said in a statement. “These measures will increase...