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    Renewed shelling threatens Ukraine cease-fire
    Sep08

    Renewed shelling threatens Ukraine cease-fire

    Shelling erupted in eastern Ukraine’s strategic port Mariupol and Donetsk overnight, threatening a cease-fire. …read more Source:...

    Hagel Reaffirms U.S. Support for Georgia in NATO Pursuit
    Sep08

    Hagel Reaffirms U.S. Support for Georgia in NATO Pursuit

    As shelling and gunfire punctured a two-day ceasefire in Ukraine, the U.S.’s top military official made a rare visit to another former Soviet republic — Georgia. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s trip had two aims — reassuring Tiblisi in the face of tremendous upheaval in the region AND sending a pointed message to Moscow....

    Ukraine Shelling Throws Cease-Fire Into Peril
    Sep08

    Ukraine Shelling Throws Cease-Fire Into Peril

    Clashes between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists has thrown a cease-fire agreement into deepening peril. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Whack-a-Mole Game Extends to NATO
    Sep07

    Putin’s Whack-a-Mole Game Extends to NATO

    On Friday Russia’s Federal Security Service (the FSB) kidnapped an Estonian intelligence officer at gunpoint, using a smoke bomb and jamming Estonian radio communications. Moscow later claimed it had captured a spy. This marks a disturbing new turn in Russia’s relationship with NATO, especially because it appears to have happened on...

    Pushing Russia into a corner increases danger to world, says NATO specialist
    Sep07

    Pushing Russia into a corner increases danger to world, says NATO specialist

    I had an article the other day about the role that NATO’s expansion since the end of the Cold War has played in the crisis in Ukraine. Here is Ian Davis, director of NATO Watch which is in the United Kingdom, on that subject: I find myself on the side of Cold War warrior Paul Nitze on this issue. In Congressional testimony in April 1998, he...

    Four NATO Allies Deny Ukraine Statement on Providing Arms
    Sep07

    Four NATO Allies Deny Ukraine Statement on Providing Arms

    A senior aide to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that Kiev had agreed at the NATO summit in Wales on the provision of weapons and military advisers from five NATO member states, but four of the five swiftly denied any such deal had been reached. NATO officials have previously said the alliance will not send arms to...

    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze
    Sep07

    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    A Pro-Russian rebel stands next to his car with a heavy machine gun in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Strong explosions were heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the main r… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Is Shaken as Violations Are Reported in Southeast
    Sep07

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Is Shaken as Violations Are Reported in Southeast

    The sound of artillery strikes were heard late Saturday on the edge of Mariupol, which Ukrainian forces have been in danger of losing, according to reporters in the city. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine Frays, Woman Killed by Shelling
    Sep07

    Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine Frays, Woman Killed by Shelling

    Houses are reduced to ruin just north of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday… …After renewed shelling appears to break a ceasefire — between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists — that was barely two days old. Both sides are blaming the other for the flare-up of violence. Ukrainian military...

    Smoke Rises, Shelling Heard Near Donetsk Airport
    Sep07

    Smoke Rises, Shelling Heard Near Donetsk Airport

    Prolonged shelling was heard in an area north of Donetsk, with plumes of black smoke filling the sky on Sunday morning (September 7), in a further test for a ceasefire that is barely 40 hours old. The shelling came from near the airport, which has been in the hands of Ukrainian government forces though pro-Russian rebels control the city. Rebels...