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    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to Hold Major Exercise This Month
    Sep03

    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to Hold Major Exercise This Month

    The forces responsible for Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal will conduct major exercises this month involving more than 4,000 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of rising tension with NATO over the Ukraine crisis. In an announcement a day before the start of a NATO summit in Wales, RIA news agency quoted...

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics

    President Barack Obama condemned Russia’s intervention in Ukraine Wednesday as a “brazen assault” on the country’s integrity and assured three former Soviet satellite states that NATO would defend them against any aggression by Moscow. Obama said that Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia had lost their independence before to...

    Obama to Russia: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’
    Sep03

    Obama to Russia: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’

    Earlier in the day there were conflicting statements from both sides in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe
    Sep03

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

    TALLINN, Estonia — Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target.”You lost your independence once before,” Obama said following...

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt

    KIEV, Ukraine— Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine to “stop advancing” Wednesday and urged the Ukrainian army to withdraw their troops from the region. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Ukraine issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on cease-fire steps for eastern Ukraine. The...

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict
    Sep03

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict

    President Obama expressed skepticism Wednesday about Russia’s aims in Ukraine after officials in Kiev announced that the two countries had agreed to a cease-fire, then backed off that claim. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire
    Sep03

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire

    KIEV, Ukraine—The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and a top rebel figure said no cease-fire was possible without Ukraine withdrawing its forces. The brief statement said “mutual...

    Putin Hopes For September 5 Deal To Resolve Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    Putin Hopes For September 5 Deal To Resolve Ukraine Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed terms of a cease-fire for eastern Ukraine and said he hopes Kyiv and pro-Russian separatists fighting against government troops will agree on a plan to end their conflict during talks on September 5. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama: This is a time of testing for Russia
    Sep03

    Obama: This is a time of testing for Russia

    President Obama commented on establishing military bases in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine, and to prevent further incursions by Moscow across previously Kremlin-controlled territory. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian news agency says photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russian news agency says photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine

    Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...