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    Ukraine president: no military solution to conflict with Russia
    Sep12

    Ukraine president: no military solution to conflict with Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that there was no military solution to his country’s conflict with Russia and that Ukraine needed European economic and political support to help avoid an escalation. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine: reports
    Sep12

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine: reports

    Moscow (AFP) – The first 35 vehicles in a second Russian aid convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border, Russian news agencies reported late Friday.”Russian customs officers and border guards completed processing the first group of trucks… Now all 35 trucks have left the border crossing point...

    News Analysis: New Russia Sanctions Seen As Burning Slowly
    Sep12

    News Analysis: New Russia Sanctions Seen As Burning Slowly

    The United States and the European Union have announced a new round of sanctions, but analysts see the measures having more of a long-term impact than an immediate one. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One week into ceasefire, east ukrainians in disbelief
    Sep12

    One week into ceasefire, east ukrainians in disbelief

    A week after the ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in E. Ukraine came into effect, the debris of war still litters the streets of Novokaterynivka, a village about 40 kilometres south of Donetsk. Video provide …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal
    Sep12

    Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal

    Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged 67 prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia Promises Swift Retaliation to U.S. Sanctions
    Sep12

    Russia Promises Swift Retaliation to U.S. Sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it would respond quickly with retaliatory measures to the latest round of U.S. sanctions that it criticized as another “hostile step”, pledging to support affected companies with state funds. The European Union and the United States have tightened economic penalties on Moscow, accusing it...

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk
    Sep12

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk

    VITEBSK, Belarus (JTA) – Jerusalem and Minsk are set to sign a visa-waiver program, Israel’s ambassador to the internationally ostracized former Soviet republic of Belarus said. Ambassador Yosef Shagal announced the signing on Friday to 700 participants at the Limmud FSU conference in Vitebsk, the former Soviet country’s third-largest...

    EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal
    Sep12

    EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal

    Brussels (AFP) – The European Union said Friday it will delay implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine by more than a year until the end of 2015.EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said, after talks with Russian and Ukrainian ministers, that while the free trade agreement would be delayed, Brussels would still extend temporary...

    “Sucking Strelkov,” or the Erotics of Russian Invasion
    Sep12

    “Sucking Strelkov,” or the Erotics of Russian Invasion

    While it may be too early to determine the lessons of the war in Eastern Ukraine, Amazon Digital Services has given us an early artistic response: Ivan der Woude’s Kindle Single, “Sucking Strelkov.” History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as violent, self-published gay erotica. Set largely in Donetsk in June 2014,...

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine
    Sep12

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    Warsaw (AFP) – Poland’s state-owned pipeline operator on Friday said it resumed gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine, following a brief interruption brought on by slashed supplies.Warsaw stopped sending the daily four million cubic metres of gas to Ukraine on Wednesday, accusing Russia’s Gazprom of only delivering 45 percent of...