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    China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis
    Sep01

    China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis

    Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: China. With Russian President Vladimir Putin rewriting the playbook on security in post-Cold War Europe, Beijing has watched warily 3,700 miles to...

    Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia
    Sep01

    Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia

    KIEV – Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression”. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces
    Sep01

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere. Hrabske and the nearby strategic town of Ilovaysk have suffered badly from recent clashes as separatist Russian forces relentlessly chip away at areas under...

    NATO Planning Special Military Force to Counter Russia Agression
    Sep01

    NATO Planning Special Military Force to Counter Russia Agression

    BRUSSELS—NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. “The Readiness Action Plan will ensure that we have the...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia Of ‘Open Aggression’ As Rebels Advance
    Sep01

    Ukraine Accuses Russia Of ‘Open Aggression’ As Rebels Advance

    (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and open aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukraine’s military said its forces had been ordered to pull back from a...

    Kyiv School Welcomes Children Displaced From Ukraine’s East
    Sep01

    Kyiv School Welcomes Children Displaced From Ukraine’s East

    On September 1, Kyiv’s School No. 309 welcomed 218 children from families displaced from the country’s embattled east. At a back-to-school ceremony, the school director said she admired the children’s “courage and loyalty to Ukraine.” The wife of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Maryna Poroshenko, who also...

    NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia
    Sep01

    NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses the media ahead of the NATO summit in Wales, at the Residence Palace in Brussels, Monday Sept. 1, 2014. Russia and Ukraine will be the to… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia’s foreign minister calls for ceasefire as new round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus
    Sep01

    Russia’s foreign minister calls for ceasefire as new round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus

    MOSCOW — Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia’s foreign minister said Monday. The talks later Monday in Minsk, the […] …read more Source: Calgary...

    Russia engaged in ‘direct and open aggression’: Ukraine president
    Sep01

    Russia engaged in ‘direct and open aggression’: Ukraine president

    Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression.” …read more Source:...

    NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia
    Sep01

    NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Backed by air and naval assets, the unit would be a “spearhead” that could be deployed at very short notice to help NATO members defend themselves against any threat, including Russia, Rasmussen said. Since the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia in March, Poland and other Eastern European members of NATO have demanded the...