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    Observers Assess Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep10

    Observers Assess Ukraine Ceasefire

    International monitors hear new evidence of ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Poroshenko Stands Firm on Rebel-Held Areas
    Sep10

    Poroshenko Stands Firm on Rebel-Held Areas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the country hasn’t made any concessions of its territorial integrity in a peace deal signed last week with pro-Russia rebels. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Poroshenko vows separatist east will stay part of Ukraine
    Sep10

    Poroshenko vows separatist east will stay part of Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he would submit to parliament a bill granting parts of the separatist east more autonomy but keeping it part of the ex-Soviet state.”There is and can be no talk of federalisation or some estrangement (by the rebel-held regions),” he told a cabinet meeting...

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east
    Sep10

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country’s pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    EU weighs more Russian sanctions amid fragile Ukraine ceasefire
    Sep10

    EU weighs more Russian sanctions amid fragile Ukraine ceasefire

    The talks in Brussels among the 28 member nations follow the EU’s abrupt decision this week to put on hold for at least a ‘few days’ a second package of economic penalties against Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine leader promises to pass bill giving rebellious eastern regions more autonomy
    Sep10

    Ukraine leader promises to pass bill giving rebellious eastern regions more autonomy

    President Petro Poroshenko announced the move in a cabinet meeting, but rejected federalization or ‘alienation’ from the Ukrainian state …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Jews Flee Mariupol Amid Fears Of Anti-Semitism In Ukraine
    Sep10

    Jews Flee Mariupol Amid Fears Of Anti-Semitism In Ukraine

    Hundreds of Jews have reportedly fled the port city of Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, despite a shaky cease-fire that went into effect Friday between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed rebels. And, as the war drags on, fewer Jews are expected to return to the region’s embattled cities and instead choose to migrate to Israel or to safer...

    Villagers in Ukraine cope with horrors of downed plane and fighting
    Sep10

    Villagers in Ukraine cope with horrors of downed plane and fighting

    When bodies from doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell from the sky and landed in this southeastern Ukrainian village in July, Ivan Savin knew the disaster would bring more problems. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Free Hundreds of Captured Ukrainian Soldiers
    Sep10

    Pro-Russian Rebels Free Hundreds of Captured Ukrainian Soldiers

    Separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine have freed 648 Ukrainian soldiers under the terms of a truce signed last week that calls for both sides to release all prisoners, Ukrainian officials have said. The pro-Russian rebels are expected to release another 500 soldiers, pending further negotiations that seek to bring an end to the some five...

    NATO at the heart of a new Cold War, says former Ambassador
    Sep10

    NATO at the heart of a new Cold War, says former Ambassador

    By James Bissett Defence Watch Guest Writer The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was meant to be a purely defensive organization. When the Brussels Treaty of 1948 established the European Defence Alliance of five European countries, it was Canada’s Minister of Foreign affairs, Louis St. Laurent, who proposed the alliance be...