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    Shelling Near Port Hours Before Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Shelling Near Port Hours Before Cease-Fire Talks

    Fresh shelling was heard outside Ukraine’s strategic port city of Mariupol just hours before talks both sides hoped would bring a ceasefire. …read more Source:...

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    <p>NATO leaders meeting for a second day at a summit in Wales on Friday are set to consider more sanctions against Russia over its widely perceived support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.</p> <p>The 28-member defense alliance is also expected to approve a rapid reaction force and the deployment of military equipment to...

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy
    Sep05

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy

    A crowd protesting Russian military action in Ukraine held a mock funeral with an effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on September 4. The coffin was taken to the Russian Consulate. Around 2,600 people have been killed since a Russian-backed insurgency began in eastern Ukraine in April....

    Amid new hope for truce, Ukraine fighting rages
    Sep05

    Amid new hope for truce, Ukraine fighting rages

    Hours before talks aimed at reaching cease-fire in conflict which has claimed almost 3,000 lives, pro-Russian rebels push for key city …read more Source:...

    Thousands Rally For Peace In Mariupol
    Sep05

    Thousands Rally For Peace In Mariupol

    As Ukrainian forces fought pro-Russian separatists just 20 kilometers east of Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Azov Sea, about 5,000 people gathered in the city’s center for a peace rally on September 4. The demonstrators sang the Ukrainian national anthem and chanted “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!”...

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. The...

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force
    Sep05

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will commit 3,500 troops to a new “spearhead” force established by NATO following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression
    Sep05

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression

    NEWPORT — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come...

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

    NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. …read more Source: FOX...

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port
    Sep05

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port

    Ukrainian, rebel and Russian envoys will meet in Minsk to discuss a possible cease-fire. …read more Source: USA...