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    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. The...

    Ukraine crisis: NATO preps rapid response force to ease Eastern Europe anxiety
    Sep05

    Ukraine crisis: NATO preps rapid response force to ease Eastern Europe anxiety

    NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border. …read more Source:...

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression
    Sep05

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression

    NEWPORT — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come...

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port
    Sep05

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port

    Ukrainian, rebel and Russian envoys will meet in Minsk to discuss a possible cease-fire. …read more Source: USA...

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit

    NATO leaders have a lot to talk about at this year’s summit in Wales, expected to be the toughest since the Cold War ended. …read more Source: The Boston...

    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’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:...

    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...

    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...