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    Putin Escalated To Save His Aggressive Ukraine Policy From Collapsing — But His Strategy Hasn’t Changed
    Aug29

    Putin Escalated To Save His Aggressive Ukraine Policy From Collapsing — But His Strategy Hasn’t Changed

    In an analyst’s note on August 28, Morgan Stanley published its takeaways from the recent meeting in Minsk between Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “If negotiations make progress on the terms of a ceasefire and a political settlement for Donbas,” the note beings, referring to...

    ISIS defeat in Iraq and Syria will not be quick or easy, Barack Obama says
    Aug29

    ISIS defeat in Iraq and Syria will not be quick or easy, Barack Obama says

    U.S. President Barack Obama said his priority is to make sure gains made by the ISIS militant group in Iraq are rolled back, he told reporters at the White House. …read more Source:...

    Russian tanks enter Ukraine; ‘encroachment’ condemned by world leaders
    Aug29

    Russian tanks enter Ukraine; ‘encroachment’ condemned by world leaders

    Two columns of Russian tanks and armored vehicles rolled into Ukraine after firing upon a border crossing Thursday, causing overmatched Ukrainian guardsmen to flee and sparking international fears about Russian intentions. A Ukrainian military spokesman said shots were fired from Russian territory at 11 a.m., and the border crossing occurred...

    Ukrainian PM: “Russian military boots are on Ukrainian ground”
    Aug28

    Ukrainian PM: “Russian military boots are on Ukrainian ground”

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russian troops have entered Ukraine and are working with separatists east of Donetsk. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Momentum Gathers For The West’s Response To Russia
    Aug28

    Momentum Gathers For The West’s Response To Russia

    Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia’s new incursions into Ukraine. The issue’s also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia’s calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor
    Aug28

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin...

    Obama: ‘Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine’
    Aug28

    Obama: ‘Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine’

    President Barack Obama made a statement Thursday on the situation in Ukraine, saying he spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and that the two agree “Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine.” “The new images of Russian forces inside Ukraine make that plain for the world to see,” Obama said. Obama...

    Obama Speaks From White House About ISIS
    Aug28

    Obama Speaks From White House About ISIS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at 4 p.m. from the White House before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. is already launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Obama is considering similar action in Syria. The president’s remarks...

    Canada’s jets edge closer to Russian airspace
    Aug28

    Canada’s jets edge closer to Russian airspace

    Canada’s jets, part of NATO mission, edge closer to Russian airspace …read more Source:...

    U.S. Tells Russia ‘Stop Lying’ About Its Ukraine Invasion
    Aug28

    U.S. Tells Russia ‘Stop Lying’ About Its Ukraine Invasion

    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has told an emergency session of the UN Security Council that Russia must “stop lying” about its invasion of eastern Ukraine and its direct military support for pro-Kremlin separatists there. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...