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    EU agrees to impose new sanctions on Russia on Friday
    Sep11

    EU agrees to impose new sanctions on Russia on Friday

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

    EU to Implement New Russia Sanctions
    Sep11

    EU to Implement New Russia Sanctions

    The European Union has agreed to implement its new package of sanctions on Russia Friday, raising pressure on Moscow despite signs that a cease-fire is taking hold in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Poland’s PM Tusk’s Government Officially Dissolves
    Sep11

    Poland’s PM Tusk’s Government Officially Dissolves

    WARSAW, Poland—Poland’s president accepted the resignation of Prime minister Donald Tusk’s pro-market government on Thursday, bringing an end to seven years of governance that have been marked by unprecedented political stability in Poland. Tusk resigned after being picked recently as the next president of the European Council, a role...

    EU Set to Broaden Russia Sanctions
    Sep11

    EU Set to Broaden Russia Sanctions

    A new round of European Union sanctions against Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict will take effect Friday but may be adjusted depending on the situation on the ground, says a top EU official. Announcing the decision in a statement, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, said that before the end of the month a special...

    Senior Separatist Official Insists On Sovereignty For Donetsk
    Sep11

    Senior Separatist Official Insists On Sovereignty For Donetsk

    Aleksandr Karaman, the deputy prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, says Kyiv’s offer of a “special status” within Ukraine for the breakaway eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk is insufficient. Speaking to RFE/RL on September 9, Karaman said that any negotiations with Kyiv must “be based on...

    Ukraine Truce Holds
    Sep11

    Ukraine Truce Holds

    The shaky cease-fire in southeastern Ukraine continued to hold despite reports of sporadic shooting from both sides, but delays to an exchange of prisoners highlighted the difficulties facing the process of de-escalation. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Singing Trucker Hits Kremlin On All Cylinders
    Sep11

    Singing Trucker Hits Kremlin On All Cylinders

    Vitriol meets diesel oil when a professional Ukrainian singer turned American truck driver gets behind the wheel. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New EU Sanctions Against Russia To Take Effect
    Sep11

    New EU Sanctions Against Russia To Take Effect

    European Union officials say new sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine will go into effect on September 12. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donetsk Separatist Official Rejects Kyiv’s ‘Special Status’ Offer
    Sep11

    Donetsk Separatist Official Rejects Kyiv’s ‘Special Status’ Offer

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s offer of “special status” within Ukraine for the breakaway eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk is insufficient, says a senior figure in the separatist leadership in Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rocket Fire Heard in East Ukraine Rebel Stronghold
    Sep11

    Rocket Fire Heard in East Ukraine Rebel Stronghold

    DONETSK, Ukraine— Two volleys of Grad rocket fire rang out in Ukraine’s eastern, rebel-held city of Donetsk, underscoring the difficulties of enforcing a cease-fire almost a week after it was signed. The city council of Donetsk confirmed in a statement Thursday there had been multiple explosions during the morning, but reported no...