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    Six killed, 15 wounded in East Ukraine amid heaviest fighting since ceasefire
    Sep15

    Six killed, 15 wounded in East Ukraine amid heaviest fighting since ceasefire

    Over the weekend, Ukraine said its troops repelled an attack of 200 rebel fighters, but suffered no military casualties …read more Source: Calgary...

    U.S. and French ships leave Black Sea, HMCS Toronto and other vessels remain
    Sep15

    U.S. and French ships leave Black Sea, HMCS Toronto and other vessels remain

    A U.S. guided missile destroyer and a French signals intelligence ship have left Black Sea, the USNI reports. It cites U.S. Navy officials and local press reports. As Defence Watch readers know, warship from countries without a coast on the Black Sea operate under the Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits. That convention only...

    Donetsk Separatist Leader Says Cease-Fire Signed To Combat ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’
    Sep15

    Donetsk Separatist Leader Says Cease-Fire Signed To Combat ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’

    Andrei Purgin, first deputy prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, has told RFE/RL that the separatists signed the Minsk cease-fire agreement to focus on restoring the region’s damaged infrastructure before winter sets in. The price of fighting on, he says, would be “desolation.” …read more...

    Why Germany Can’t Avoid a Larger Military Commitment to NATO
    Sep15

    Why Germany Can’t Avoid a Larger Military Commitment to NATO

    Germany’s position as Europe’s leading economic and political power put Chancellor Merkel in an awkward position vis-a-vis how to address Vladimir Putin’s extra-territorial activities. With high implied stakes for the post-Cold War order, Germany must carefully balance its self-interest with its obligations to NATO and its...

    O.S.C.E. Caught in Crossfire in Ukraine
    Sep15

    O.S.C.E. Caught in Crossfire in Ukraine

    Alexander Hug, the deputy chief of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s monitoring mission in Ukraine, said his team came under artillery attack in the country’s embattled east. …read more Source: The New York...

    Zhirinovsky Says Russian Election Results Rigged
    Sep15

    Zhirinovsky Says Russian Election Results Rigged

    Russian ultranationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky claims regional elections in five Russian constituencies, including Moscow, were rigged. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Harper to outline priorities as Parliament returns
    Sep15

    Harper to outline priorities as Parliament returns

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper marks the return of Parliament Monday with a speech to Conservative supporters that is expected to outline his government’s main policies and priorities as political parties gear up for next year’s election. After their summer break, MPs returned to Parliament Hill Monday morning invigorated for an...

    Six Civilians Killed as Ukraine Truce Falters
    Sep15

    Six Civilians Killed as Ukraine Truce Falters

    The government and pro-Russia rebels have accused each other of breaking a shaky cease-fire in the east of country after one of the deadliest days since a truce was agreed earlier this month. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city
    Sep15

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in worst fighting since Ukraine cease-fire began; 146 combatants freed …read more Source:...

    Shelling Kills Six in East Ukraine City
    Sep15

    Shelling Kills Six in East Ukraine City

    KIEV, Ukraine—Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Nonetheless, the cease-fire deal has brought some normalcy to parts of eastern Ukraine and...