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    NATO To Create ‘Spearhead’ Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis
    Sep02

    NATO To Create ‘Spearhead’ Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a...

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sep02

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. (Sept. 1) …read more Source: USA...

    Why President Obama’s Visit to Estonia Really Matters
    Sep02

    Why President Obama’s Visit to Estonia Really Matters

    This post was co-authored with András Simonyi. President Obama’s brief stopover in Tallinn en route to the NATO Summit in Wales this week couldn’t have been be any timelier. Showing up in person matters a lot to the Balts who are increasingly feeling the heat after Russia’s invasion of Crimea and subsequent aggression in Eastern...

    Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be ‘Defining Moment’ For NATO
    Sep02

    Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be ‘Defining Moment’ For NATO

    President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say
    Sep01

    NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say

    NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine troops forced to retreat as official warns of ‘great war’ with Russia
    Sep01

    Ukraine troops forced to retreat as official warns of ‘great war’ with Russia

    Ukrainian troops suffered a reversal on the battlefield Monday as the country’s defense minister warned that it’s now waging a “great war” with Russia in which tens of thousands will die. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine talks begin; Russia seeks ‘peaceful settlement’
    Sep01

    Ukraine talks begin; Russia seeks ‘peaceful settlement’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said military won’t intervene. …read more Source: USA...

    NATO to Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force in Response to Russian Threat
    Sep01

    NATO to Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force in Response to Russian Threat

    NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a rapid reaction force but U.S. President Barack Obama...

    Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat
    Sep01

    Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show “common sense” and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.”I hope that common sense will prevail… that we will work together normally and that we...

    NATO preparing high-readiness force to counter Russia
    Sep01

    NATO preparing high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Even though Moscow-backed rebels lowered peace talk demands in Ukraine, Russia’s aggression there has made Europe ready itself for worse …read more Source:...