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    Does the Russian Embargo put France into a Crisis?
    Aug28

    Does the Russian Embargo put France into a Crisis?

    The recent events in Ukraine have led the European Union and the United States to impose economical sanctions on Russia. Deemed necessary by the French President François Hollande, these sanctions are meant as a strong signal to the Kremlin. The more Russia sends military convoys to Ukraine, the more economical penalties will be imposed to the...

    Ukraine: Russian tanks, troops have invaded
    Aug28

    Ukraine: Russian tanks, troops have invaded

    Poroshenko convenes emergency security meeting after rebels seize key southeastern town. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Asks for Help
    Aug28

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Asks for Help

    Prime Minister Arseniy P. Yatseniuk of Ukraine urges the international community to freeze Russian assets, saying that Russian troops are on Ukrainian soil. …read more Source: The New York...

    Two More Tank Columns From Russia Enter Ukraine
    Aug28

    Two More Tank Columns From Russia Enter Ukraine

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles from Russia at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as its overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. The comments by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council,...

    Ukraine says Russian troops entered country
    Aug28

    Ukraine says Russian troops entered country

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Families Of Detained Russian Soldiers Plead For Information
    Aug28

    Families Of Detained Russian Soldiers Plead For Information

    Ukraine’s security services are reported to be holding 10 Russian paratroopers who were captured on Ukrainian territory in recent days. The soldiers, all from a unit based in Kostroma, Russia, have said in filmed statements that they did not know they were being sent into Ukraine. RFE/RL’s Russian Service spoke to the soldiers’...

    Finland Suspects Russia Breached Airspace for 3rd Time in Week
    Aug28

    Finland Suspects Russia Breached Airspace for 3rd Time in Week

    Finland’s Defense Ministry said it suspected a Russian aircraft entered its airspace without permission on Thursday, in third such violation in the past week. The Finnish border guard was examining the data for possible violations, the ministry said, without giving further details. The ministry said the plane was state aircraft, a term...

    NATO Military Officer: More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating Inside Ukraine
    Aug28

    NATO Military Officer: More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating Inside Ukraine

    MONS, Belgium, Aug 28 (Reuters) – NATO believes well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, a NATO military officer said on Thursday. The officer, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, referred to the Russian actions as “incursions” rather than an invasion. “We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops...

    BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President
    Aug28

    BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President

    Ukraine’s government is in a perilous position after Russian troops’ advances into southeastern regions in the country, and it’s likely the country will have to accept a ceasefire that hands over large swaths of territory to pro-Russian separatists. Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the president of Eurasia Group, told Business...

    Polish PM Tusk Favorite for Top EU Job
    Aug28

    Polish PM Tusk Favorite for Top EU Job

    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favorite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said. If confirmed, his appointment to chair and steer policymaking meetings of EU leaders, would be a victory for the 10...