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    Separatists Take Village Near Luhansk
    Sep04

    Separatists Take Village Near Luhansk

    After a week of intense fighting, Ukraine’s National Guard ceded the village of Novosvitlivka, near Luhansk, to pro-Russian separatist forces. Video shot on Septermber 3 by RFE/RL correspondent Andrei Babitsky shows remains of Ukrainian armored vehicles scattered around the village and a school destroyed by artillery fire. (RFE/RL’s...

    Putin Unveils Ukraine Ceasefire Plan
    Sep04

    Putin Unveils Ukraine Ceasefire Plan

    Residents in this area of Donetsk, in eastern Ukrainian, flee into their basements, to escape the artillery shelling above. Donetsk is a stronghold of pro-Russian separatists and their battles with nearby government forces are said to be raging. Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed a seven-step roadmap for ending the violence. Among...

    Dnipropetrovsk Mourns Soldiers Killed At Ilovaysk
    Sep04

    Dnipropetrovsk Mourns Soldiers Killed At Ilovaysk

    Mourners gathered in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk on September 3 to commemorate soldiers of the Dnipro volunteer battalion who were killed in August battling pro-Russian separatists in Ilovaysk, a town near Donetsk in the country’s east. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Warns NATO, US Over Ukraine Before Summit
    Sep04

    Russia Warns NATO, US Over Ukraine Before Summit

    (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister warned NATO not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance as it gathered for a summit on Thursday and told the United States not to try to impose its will on the former Soviet republic. Sergei Lavrov also urged Kiev and pro-Russian rebels fighting Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine to back...

    NATO shakes up Russia strategy over Ukraine crisis
    Sep04

    NATO shakes up Russia strategy over Ukraine crisis

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also warned the United States not to try to impose its own will on the former Soviet republic …read more Source: The Globe and...

    NATO Opens Summit With Emphasis On Ukraine Situation
    Sep04

    NATO Opens Summit With Emphasis On Ukraine Situation

    NATO in beginning a two-day summit in Wales that is expected to focus on the problems in eastern Ukraine and approve a plan to bolster NATO’s presence along the alliance’s eastern borders. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s foreign minister: Kiev’s NATO ambitions derail peace process in eastern Ukraine
    Sep04

    Russia’s foreign minister: Kiev’s NATO ambitions derail peace process in eastern Ukraine

    Russia’s foreign minister has warned that Ukraine’s NATO ambitions are threatening to derail peace talks in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    German factory orders shrug off ‘Putin effect’
    Sep04

    German factory orders shrug off ‘Putin effect’

    Frankfurt (AFP) – German industrial orders, a key measure of demand for German-made goods both at home and abroad, jumped in July, suggesting the fallout from the Ukraine crisis remains limited for now, data showed on Thursday.Factory orders were up 4.6 percent in July compared with the level in June, the statistics office Destatis said in...

    Why Barack Obama’s disengagement abroad may not be such a bad thing
    Sep04

    Why Barack Obama’s disengagement abroad may not be such a bad thing

    Like the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s desert, Barack Obama’s swollen optimism has run into corporate and political power and been forced to adapt. …read more Source:...

    Obama, Cameron: We Won’t ‘Be Cowed By Barbaric Killers’
    Sep04

    Obama, Cameron: We Won’t ‘Be Cowed By Barbaric Killers’

    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron co-authored an op-ed published in The Times on Thursday (behind a paywall) outlining the worldwide threat posed by extremists, like those responsible for the deaths of two American journalists, and the importance of strengthening relationships among NATO countries. Meanwhile, the...