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    Russia’s Foreign Minister on Ukraine
    Sep02

    Russia’s Foreign Minister on Ukraine

    Sergey V. Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said that the “party of war” in Kiev was trying to disrupt peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine: Civilians driven from homes
    Sep02

    Ukraine: Civilians driven from homes

    In Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent. …read more Source:...

    How a Famous Soviet Dissident Foreshadowed Putin’s Plan—in 1990
    Sep02

    How a Famous Soviet Dissident Foreshadowed Putin’s Plan—in 1990

    During an informal question-and-answer session at the pro-Kremlin Seliger youth camp on August 29, a young woman expressed concern about the “growth of nationalism” in Kazakhstan. The woman wondered if a “Ukraine scenario” was possible there if longtime Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev left office—and asked what the...

    AP Analysis: Unfazed by threats of more sanctions, Putin wants deal over Ukraine on his terms
    Sep02

    AP Analysis: Unfazed by threats of more sanctions, Putin wants deal over Ukraine on his terms

    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin Reportedly Says Russia Could ‘Take Kiev in 2 Weeks’
    Sep02

    Putin Reportedly Says Russia Could ‘Take Kiev in 2 Weeks’

    The statement by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia added a new dimension to the tensions building in Ukraine as Russian forces become more involved in the fighting there. …read more Source: The New York...

    Report Accuses Islamic State Group of War Crimes
    Sep02

    Report Accuses Islamic State Group of War Crimes

    (BAGHDAD) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic “ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women. MoreHellfire Strike: U.S. Targets Kenya Mall Massacre Terror Leader NBC NewsChernobyl’s...

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
    Sep02

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs…. …read more Source: Associated...

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
    Sep02

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. Prospects for a political settlement looked dim just a few weeks ago while the Ukrainian troops were methodically...

    Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin’s Plan for Ukraine
    Sep02

    Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin’s Plan for Ukraine

    PRAGUE — When the crisis in Ukraine dramatically heated up last November and in the ensuing weeks, I was impressed by the ability of the Russian state to mobilize so many different tools in its bid to destabilize its neighbor. It became clear very quickly that Russian politicians, journalists, purportedly nongovernmental organizations,...

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
    Sep02

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. …read more Source: Miami...