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    Russian troops attack positions near key port in eastern Ukraine
    Sep05

    Russian troops attack positions near key port in eastern Ukraine

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Hopes for a rumored truce were shattered Thursday in this strategic eastern port as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine leader: ‘Careful optimism’ on possible ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine leader: ‘Careful optimism’ on possible ceasefire

    Pulling Ukraine closer than ever militarily to NATO, the embattled nation’s president affirmed Thursday his desire to combat “Russian aggression” while expressing cautious optimism that peace, even if it’s temporary, could soon be in reach. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Truce Talks Due To Start
    Sep05

    Ukraine Truce Talks Due To Start

    Talks on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine are set to take place, with officials from Kyiv and the pro-Russian rebels along with envoys from Russia and the OSCE due to meet in Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, NATO Allies Prepare New Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    Obama, NATO Allies Prepare New Sanctions on Russia

    U.S. officials say Russia faces new sanctions for continuing to support rebels fighting government forces in Ukraine. The crisis has been the center of discussions at a NATO summit in Wales, as President Barack Obama and other leaders prepare Friday to announce their next step in dealing with Russia. With fighting continuing in eastern Ukraine,...

    Ukraine’s president holds out hope for peace deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s president holds out hope for peace deal

    Poroshenko says he’s ready to order cease-fire if pact can be reached; NATO leaders agree Russia must be punished …read more Source:...

    How NATO members plan to reinvent the alliance
    Sep05

    How NATO members plan to reinvent the alliance

    In a bid to end a struggle with Russia over Ukraine and to halt the spread of brutal Islamist terror, NATO members are vowing to reinvent the military alliance …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine’s leader: Careful optimism on peace talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    Ukraine’s president, at NATO summit, voices ‘careful optimism’ on peace talks with rebels …read more Source:...

    Russian Rockets Are Falling Within Sight Of A Strategically Vital Ukrainian City
    Sep05

    Russian Rockets Are Falling Within Sight Of A Strategically Vital Ukrainian City

    Pro-Moscow separatist forces, likely augmented by Russian soldiers, have began a bombardment of a major Ukrainian coastal city. Mariupol sits between pro-Russian occupied areas and the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in March. The city had previously seen clashes between Ukrainian security forces and separatists in May. But Mariupol...

    Ukraine and rebels to seek cease-fire Friday
    Sep05

    Ukraine and rebels to seek cease-fire Friday

    Poroshenko says he will order a ceasefire on Friday for Ukraine’s armed forces, paving the way for a “stage-by-stage peace plan.” …read more Source:...

    NATO has no right to push Ukraine to keep fighting a war it can’t win.
    Sep05

    NATO has no right to push Ukraine to keep fighting a war it can’t win.

    A ceasefire scheduled to begin Friday may fall apart, and the fighting may resume. But to encourage Mr. Poroshenko in the meantime to keep up a hopeless fight is to nudge Ukrainians toward an even greater disaster than what they’ve lived through so far. …read more Source: The Globe and...