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    Ukraine and rebels to seek cease-fire Friday
    Sep05

    Ukraine and rebels to seek cease-fire Friday

    Poroshenko says he will order a ceasefire on Friday for Ukraine’s armed forces, paving the way for a “stage-by-stage peace plan.” …read more Source:...

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit

    As NATO leaders met in Cardiff, Wales, on Thursday to discuss topics including the Russian invasion in Ukraine, ISIS and the drawing down of the war in Afghanistan, a Twitter account run by the Russian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates attempted to bring levity to the moment — or, more accurately, sarcasm. …read more Source:...

    Russian troops now openly moving on port, Ukrainian commander says
    Sep05

    Russian troops now openly moving on port, Ukrainian commander says

    Hopes for a rumored truce were shattered Thursday in the strategic eastern port of Mariupol as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    NATO chief questions Russia’s Ukraine peace plan
    Sep05

    NATO chief questions Russia’s Ukraine peace plan

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday voiced scepticism about a surprise peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict put forward by President Vladimir Putin, saying that Russia was still “attacking” Ukraine. Video provide …read more Source: USA...

    NATO Would Make Things Worse for Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Would Make Things Worse for Ukraine

    Expressions of support for Ukraine at the NATO summit are too little, too late, but NATO will become an actual liability to Ukraine if its government pushes for membership in the alliance. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia

    The United States is preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine, a senior White House official said. …read more Source:...

    Pugliese: How NATO backed Russia into a corner
    Sep05

    Pugliese: How NATO backed Russia into a corner

    NEWPORT, Wales – NATO leaders meeting here have been quick to brand Russia an aggressor state, intent on dominating Eastern Europe. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Russia “militaristic” and “imperialistic” while Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird suggested the country’s recent actions in Ukraine were akin to those...

    Fisher: How Russia’s Vladimir Putin hoodwinked the West
    Sep05

    Fisher: How Russia’s Vladimir Putin hoodwinked the West

    A few months ago I wrote from eastern Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin might have blinked when he appeared to do an unexpected volte-face and called for an end to the violence there. I was wrong. Putin did not blink. What the Russian leader has done every day since the beginning of March has been to hoodwink the West about everything...

    Here Are The 200 “Sky Soldiers” The US Is Sending To Military Exercises In Ukraine
    Sep04

    Here Are The 200 “Sky Soldiers” The US Is Sending To Military Exercises In Ukraine

    The Pentagon announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army will be sending 200 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team to Ukraine. The paratroopers from the 173rd, known as “Sky Soldiers,” will participate in a joint military exercise, Rapid Trident, against Russia’s objections. Russia had warned against any NATO...

    Russia May Still Have An Automated Nuclear Launch System Aimed Across The Northern Hemisphere
    Sep04

    Russia May Still Have An Automated Nuclear Launch System Aimed Across The Northern Hemisphere

    Anxiety over a nuclear exchange between super powers seems out of place in a post-Cold War world where conflicts are usually fought within states, rather than between them. But despite the changing nature of the times, nuclear weapons continue to play a central role in Russian military strategy. Last week, as thousands of Russian troops streamed...