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    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire
    Sep03

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire

    KIEV, Ukraine—The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and a top rebel figure said no cease-fire was possible without Ukraine withdrawing its forces. The brief statement said “mutual...

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out
    Sep03

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out

    The head of the Russian-installed government in Crimea has said his region “does not need” gays and other sexual minorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics

    President Barack Obama condemned Russia’s intervention in Ukraine Wednesday as a “brazen assault” on the country’s integrity and assured three former Soviet satellite states that NATO would defend them against any aggression by Moscow. Obama said that Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia had lost their independence before to...

    Ukrainian president says ceasefire deal reached with Russia
    Sep03

    Ukrainian president says ceasefire deal reached with Russia

    The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and there was no immediate indication that the fighting would stop. …read more Source: CTV...

    Deal or No Deal? Ukraine Cites Truce, Russia Disagrees
    Sep03

    Deal or No Deal? Ukraine Cites Truce, Russia Disagrees

    Ukraine said it had agreed with Vladimir Putin on steps towards a “cease-fire regime,” but the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal. …read more Source:...

    Mariupol Volunteers Train To Defend City From Separatists
    Sep03

    Mariupol Volunteers Train To Defend City From Separatists

    Residents of the southeastern port city of Mariupol took part in combat training offered by members of Ukraine’s Azov volunteer battalion. Trainees said they were prepared to wage a “partisan war” if pro-Russian separatist forces were to reach their city. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Claims ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ Reached With Russia; Kremlin Refutes Reports
    Sep03

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Claims ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ Reached With Russia; Kremlin Refutes Reports

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to each other over a telephone conversation on Wednesday, and reportedly agreed on a permanent cease-fire in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region. However, the Kremlin has denied the Ukrainian leader’s claims. …read more Source: International Business...

    Obama Says It’s ‘Too Early to Tell’ What the Ukraine Ceasefire Means
    Sep03

    Obama Says It’s ‘Too Early to Tell’ What the Ukraine Ceasefire Means

    President Barack Obama has adopted a cautious approach to the ceasefire announced Wednesday between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It’s too early to tell what this cease-fire means,” said Obama, explaining that he had not seen full details but “only wire reports.” News of the ceasefire broke...

    Obama: Too early to gauge Ukraine cease-fire
    Sep03

    Obama: Too early to gauge Ukraine cease-fire

    President Barack Obama says “it’s too early to tell” how serious reports are of a cease-fire between Russia and eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Here’s How The Market Reacted To The Cease-Fire Confusion In Ukraine This Morning
    Sep03

    Here’s How The Market Reacted To The Cease-Fire Confusion In Ukraine This Morning

    This morning there’s been some confusion in Ukraine, as the Ukrainian President Poroshenko announced a “cease-fire.” Putin then said there’d been no such thing. Here’s how the market reacted to the news, via FinViz. There was a clear pop right after 4 AM, and then not longer after, the market gave it almost all back....