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    Ukraine, Russia looking for way to end fighting
    Sep04

    Ukraine, Russia looking for way to end fighting

    Kremlin leader lays out a seven-point peace plan that he hopes will be adopted by all sides this week. …read more Source: USA...

    US to Lead Multinational Exercises in Ukraine
    Sep04

    US to Lead Multinational Exercises in Ukraine

    The U.S. Defense Department has announced upcoming multinational military exercises inside Ukraine. The U.S.-led drill later this month in western Ukraine marks the first deployment of American ground troops to the nation since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in March and subsequent hostilities between Ukrainian troops and...

    Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress
    Sep04

    Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress

    Ukraine and Russia send conflicting statements over a possible ceasefire, sowing confusion over the Ukraine conflict on the eve of a NATO summit. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Putin Sets Out Peace Terms
    Sep04

    Putin Sets Out Peace Terms

    The Russian president pushed a cease-fire deal with Ukraine that would freeze in place gains made by Russian-backed separatists, setting the stage for the kind of partitioning Moscow has used to tame other neighbors. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe
    Sep04

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

    Multiple rounds of U.S. and European economic sanctions have done little to shift Putin’s tactics, and Obama remains staunchly opposed to U.S. military intervention. Unlike the Baltics and other Eastern European nations, Ukraine is not a member of NATO, meaning the U.S. and other allies have no treaty obligation to come to its defense....

    Why Arming Ukraine Would Only Make Matters Worse
    Sep04

    Why Arming Ukraine Would Only Make Matters Worse

    The arguments for sending weapons to Ukraine have felt convincing in part because their premises are true. Ukraine’s military has fallen back. The separatist rebels have advanced. The Russian military’s role in the conflict has become so overt that calling it anything other than an invasion has come to look like willful ignorance. The...

    Ukraine Russia Crisis: What Can NATO Do To Stop Ongoing Turf War
    Sep04

    Ukraine Russia Crisis: What Can NATO Do To Stop Ongoing Turf War

    NATO will meet for two days at its 26th summit in Wales this week, and much of those 48 hours will be spent discussing the crisis in Ukraine and what NATO’s plan is moving forward. The alliance has been talking tough over Russia’s alleged incursion into eastern Ukraine, but the summit offers a chance to weigh options. The question is...

    As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin
    Sep04

    As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin

    As Russia has expanded its military footprint in neighboring Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held repeated consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, so numerous that the German magazine Der Spiegel recently tried to count the phone calls between Berlin and Moscow since… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy
    Sep04

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy

    President Obama pledged Wednesday that the U.S. would go to war if necessary to protect former Soviet territories in the Baltic region from Russia and signaled new steps to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to defend itself, sharply raising the stakes in the confrontation with Moscow over its… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Obama: Ukrainian military needs NATO backing
    Sep04

    Obama: Ukrainian military needs NATO backing

    Although he’s resisted bipartisan calls to send arms to Ukraine, President Obama urged NATO Wednesday to help strengthen the Ukrainian military amid conflicting reports of a tentative cease-fire plan in Kiev’s five-month-old fight against Russian forces. Speaking in the Estonian capital of Tallinn before heading to a NATO summit, Mr....