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    EU orders preparation of ‘urgent’ Russia sanctions as Ukraine troops give more ground
    Aug31

    EU orders preparation of ‘urgent’ Russia sanctions as Ukraine troops give more ground

    European Union leaders stopped short of imposing new economic sanctions on Russia in response to the latest developments in Ukraine early Sunday, instead tasking the organization’s executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic sanctions that could be adopted within a week after Ukraine’s president warned of a...

    Putin Calls for Talks on East Ukraine Statehood, But Not Independence
    Aug31

    Putin Calls for Talks on East Ukraine Statehood, But Not Independence

    MOSCOW/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on “statehood” for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized. The Kremlin leader’s remarks, which follow...

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Mulls New Sanctions Against Russia Following ‘Military Aggression And Terror’
    Aug31

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Mulls New Sanctions Against Russia Following ‘Military Aggression And Terror’

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko met with European Union officials in Brussels Saturday to discuss his country’s current conflict and new sanctions against Russia following “direct aggression by Russian forces,” BBC News reported. Russia President Vladimir Putin has denied his nation is either involved in eastern Ukraine or has provided...

    Ukraine Crisis: Vladimir Putin Warns West: ‘Don’t Mess’ With Nuclear-Armed Russia
    Aug31

    Ukraine Crisis: Vladimir Putin Warns West: ‘Don’t Mess’ With Nuclear-Armed Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Western powers Friday that the country’s nuclear-armed military was ready to meet any aggression, and that other countries should understand “It’s best not to mess with us.” Putin made the comments during an appearance Friday at a pro-government youth camp. According to Russia’s Itar-Tass...

    Ukraine Will Seek NATO Membership, Says Prime Minister Yatsenyuk
    Aug31

    Ukraine Will Seek NATO Membership, Says Prime Minister Yatsenyuk

    Ukraine will seek NATO membership, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Friday following fresh accusations from NATO and the United Nations that Russia is actively participating in the violence in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague
    Aug31

    EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

    The EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine PM: Close to point of all-out war with Russia
    Aug31

    Ukraine PM: Close to point of all-out war with Russia

    Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko also said EU leaders agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia, conditional on progress of his peace plan. …read more Source:...

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Aug31

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia
    Aug31

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    WASHINGTON — The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the U.S. is working closely with the E.U. and other partners to hold Russia accountable for actions in Ukraine that...

    Russian Tanks Flatten Ukrainian Town, Ukraine Military Says
    Aug31

    Russian Tanks Flatten Ukrainian Town, Ukraine Military Says

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday its forces had pulled out of areas to the east of the border-area city of Luhansk under pressure from Russian-backed rebels and that Russian tanks had been used to “destroy virtually every house” in one small town. “Direct military aggression against eastern...