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    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    A man looks at a destroyed Ukrainian army tank near the village of Lebedynske, on the highway joining Mariupol and Novoazovsk, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. After four months of war, easte… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia Say Ceasefire Holding, More Steps Needed
    Sep06

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia Say Ceasefire Holding, More Steps Needed

    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine said on Saturday that a ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was holding up fairly well and they discussed urgent humanitarian aid for the shattered region. Residents and combatants in eastern Ukraine welcomed the respite in a five-month conflict that has killed at least...

    Analysis: Ukraine cease-fire a victory for Putin
    Sep06

    Analysis: Ukraine cease-fire a victory for Putin

    The truce likely blocks Ukraine from a military and economic union with the West — Russia’s objective. …read more Source: USA...

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense
    Sep06

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia’s recent aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Holds, but Soldiers and Residents Doubt It Will Last
    Sep06

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Holds, but Soldiers and Residents Doubt It Will Last

    Despite assurances from President Petro O. Poroshenko that the agreement will keep Ukraine whole, there was concern that Russia was dictating terms. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia, Ukraine leaders say ceasefire holding, more steps needed
                            
                            
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    Sep06

    Russia, Ukraine leaders say ceasefire holding, more steps needed [Video]

    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine said on Saturday that a ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was holding up fairly well and they discussed urgent humanitarian aid for the shattered region. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold, despite claims it has been violated by both sides
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold, despite claims it has been violated by both sides

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to  hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. …read more Source: Miami...

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense
    Sep06

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    Some who spent decades under the Soviet yoke — politicians and ordinary people — think that the move could enrage Moscow and undermine the sense of security they have felt since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the expansion of NATO in the 1990s. The region’s long-standing distrust of Russia became more acute following Russia’s...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to  hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed steps “for giving the cease-fire a stable character” in a telephone conversation Saturday. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s national security council, told reporters that rebels had fired at...