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    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Increased Canadian military presence in eastern Europe
    Sep01

    Increased Canadian military presence in eastern Europe

    It’s called Operation Reassurance and is NATO’s current response to the conflict in Ukraine. In May, Canada initially sent about 50 infantry personnel from the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) to Eastern Europe to join other NATO forces there. They were replaced in July with 118 members of the...

    Slovyansk Children Return To School Amid Ongoing Conflict
    Sep01

    Slovyansk Children Return To School Amid Ongoing Conflict

    Children in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk attended their first day of school on September 1. Students recited Ukrainian poetry and sang along to the national anthem at a back-to-school ceremony in the former stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, recaptured by the Ukrainian military in early July. (Reuters) …read more Source:...

    Developments in Ukraine – Sept. 1, 2014
    Sep01

    Developments in Ukraine – Sept. 1, 2014

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