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    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!”...

    NATO Too Wary of Russian Threats to Let Ukraine Join
    Sep05

    NATO Too Wary of Russian Threats to Let Ukraine Join

    With its aggression against Ukraine, Russia achieved in just a few months what Vadim Grechaninov has been trying to do for a decade. His mission as President of the Atlantic Council of Ukraine, a lobbying organization based in Kiev, has been to convince his country’s leaders, citizens and military officers that joining NATO is...

    Ukraine leader: ‘Careful optimism’ on possible ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine leader: ‘Careful optimism’ on possible ceasefire

    Pulling Ukraine closer than ever militarily to NATO, the embattled nation’s president affirmed Thursday his desire to combat “Russian aggression” while expressing cautious optimism that peace, even if it’s temporary, could soon be in reach. …read more Source:...

    NATO to sanction Russia as Ukraine heads into peace talks
    Sep05

    NATO to sanction Russia as Ukraine heads into peace talks

    Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) – NATO leaders are expected to announce a raft of fresh sanctions against Russia on Friday over its actions in Ukraine, although hopes remain that a ceasefire can be forged at peace talks in Minsk on the same day.The leaders are heading into the second and final day of a NATO summit in Newport, Wales that has...

    Obama, NATO Allies Prepare New Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    Obama, NATO Allies Prepare New Sanctions on Russia

    U.S. officials say Russia faces new sanctions for continuing to support rebels fighting government forces in Ukraine. The crisis has been the center of discussions at a NATO summit in Wales, as President Barack Obama and other leaders prepare Friday to announce their next step in dealing with Russia. With fighting continuing in eastern Ukraine,...

    Ukraine’s president holds out hope for peace deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s president holds out hope for peace deal

    Poroshenko says he’s ready to order cease-fire if pact can be reached; NATO leaders agree Russia must be punished …read more Source:...

    McCain Urges ‘Crushing’ Sanctions for Russia, Arms for Ukraine
    Sep05

    McCain Urges ‘Crushing’ Sanctions for Russia, Arms for Ukraine

    An influential member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John McCain, has urged leaders of NATO countries to arm Ukraine to defend itself against what he says is a clear Russian invasion. The outspoken Republican said they should also impose “crushing” sanctions against Moscow to check Russian aggression. Senator McCain had blunt...

    Former Soviet Bloc nations fear Vladimir Putin assembling new USSR
    Sep05

    Former Soviet Bloc nations fear Vladimir Putin assembling new USSR

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s maneuvers in eastern Ukraine — and repeated statements about protecting Russian-speaking citizens wherever they live — are raising concerns that the former KGB officer is aiming to assemble a new Russian empire from the remnants of the old Soviet Union. “Putin’s real plan is …...

    Ukraine Truce Talks Due To Start
    Sep05

    Ukraine Truce Talks Due To Start

    Talks on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine are set to take place, with officials from Kyiv and the pro-Russian rebels along with envoys from Russia and the OSCE due to meet in Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia Rebels Voice Hope on a Peace Deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine, pro-Russia Rebels Voice Hope on a Peace Deal

    NEWPORT, Wales—Ukraine’s government and rebels voiced hope Thursday that they were within reach of a peace deal that could spell a quick end to bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, even as NATO leaders and Ukraine’s president agreed that Russia should be punished for its role in the insurgency. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he...