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    Australia To Open Embassy In Kiev As Its Ministers Discuss Blocking Putin From G20 Summit
    Sep03

    Australia To Open Embassy In Kiev As Its Ministers Discuss Blocking Putin From G20 Summit

    Australia is set to open an embassy in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev, according to reports Wednesday. Meanwhile, its ministers are considering barring Russian President Vladimir Putin from attending November’s G20 summit in Brisbane and are expected to discuss the issue with NATO leaders this week. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Rebels Say They Are Poised To Recapture Donetsk Airport
    Sep03

    Ukraine Rebels Say They Are Poised To Recapture Donetsk Airport

    (Reuters) – EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow’s role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war’s tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into...

    U.S. President Obama Arrives in Estonia for Talks with Baltic Leaders
    Sep03

    U.S. President Obama Arrives in Estonia for Talks with Baltic Leaders

    United States President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia on Wednesday (September 3) on a visit designed to show U.S. solidarity with the three Baltic states ahead of a NATO summit in Wales where Russia’s involvement in Ukraine is expected to be the main topic. Obama will meet the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Latvian President...

    NATO to bolster troops, equipment
    Sep03

    NATO to bolster troops, equipment

    WASHINGTON — Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO’s security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border. …read more Source:...

    Obama To Meet With Baltic Presidents Ahead Of NATO Summit
    Sep03

    Obama To Meet With Baltic Presidents Ahead Of NATO Summit

    U.S. President Barack Obama is due to meet with the presidents of the three Baltic countries on September 3 ahead of a NATO summit at which Russia’s moves in Ukraine will feature prominently on the agenda. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression
    Sep03

    Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO’s security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border. …read more Source: Miami...

    Obama Arrives in Estonia to Reassure Baltic States
    Sep03

    Obama Arrives in Estonia to Reassure Baltic States

    President Barack Obama is in Estonia to reassure it and the other Baltic states that the United States will help defend them against any Russian aggression. Obama arrived early Wednesday for a full day of meetings, first with Estonia’s president and later with leaders of the other Baltic republics, Latvia and Lithuania. Obama stopped here...

    Ukraine, Caught in a Vise
    Sep03

    Ukraine, Caught in a Vise

    Behind the continuing military conflict in eastern Ukraine lies an economic split. The country is moving toward Europe, straining its longstanding ties with Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    More than a million Ukrainians have been displaced, UN says
    Sep03

    More than a million Ukrainians have been displaced, UN says

    The number of people that the agency officially counts as displaced inside Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past three weeks, to 260,000, but the actual number is much higher because many of those fleeing are staying with families and friends …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Horror over ISIS could distract NATO leaders from Ukraine crisis
    Sep03

    Horror over ISIS could distract NATO leaders from Ukraine crisis

    NATO’s leaders are set to talk about the Ukraine crisis this week in Wales, but the growing threat in the Middle East could take up much of the oxygen at the 60-country summit. …read more Source:...