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    Moscow urges Ukraine talks to back cease-fire
    Sep01

    Moscow urges Ukraine talks to back cease-fire

    Pro-Russian rebels prepare arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ca… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia’s foreign minister calls for ceasefire as new round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus
    Sep01

    Russia’s foreign minister calls for ceasefire as new round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus

    MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign minister urged those holding a new round of talks Monday on easing Ukraine’s crisis to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Russia would not intervene militarily in Ukraine, defying reports by the Ukrainian government,...

    Ukrainian Military ‘Battling Russian Tank Battalion’ Near Donetsk
    Sep01

    Ukrainian Military ‘Battling Russian Tank Battalion’ Near Donetsk

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression” against his country. Ukrainian coastguards meanwhile searched for two seamen missing...

    Lavrov Says No Military Russian Intervention In Ukraine
    Sep01

    Lavrov Says No Military Russian Intervention In Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country’s military would not intervene in Ukraine, something Kyiv and the West say it has already done. Lavrov told students and teachers at Russia’s top international affairs university on September 1 that Moscow pursues an “exclusively peaceful resolution” to the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine Soldiers Are Battling Russian Tanks In Rebel-Held East Ukraine
    Sep01

    Ukraine Soldiers Are Battling Russian Tanks In Rebel-Held East Ukraine

    Ukrainian troops on Monday were battling a Russian tank contingent in the eastern city of Lugansk, Kiev said, accusing Moscow’s army units of moving into large cities in the region. “The battle between Ukrainian paratroopers and a reinforced tank battalion of the Russian armed forces is continuing with the goal of controlling the...

    Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east
    Sep01

    Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

    Putin calls on Ukraine to begin talks on east’s status immediately …read more Source:...

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now
    Sep01

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now

    Poland’s prime minister says the anniversary of World War II makes it crucial to put an end to the war in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Chair Says It’s Time to Arm Ukraine
    Sep01

    U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Chair Says It’s Time to Arm Ukraine

    The Senate’s top foreign policy official was unequivocal on Sunday: Ukraine needs weapons from the West to defend itself against Russian aggression. During an interview with CNN’s State of the Union, Senate Foreign Relations Chair Robert Menendez said Kiev needed both sophisticated weapons and stronger sanctions to help repulse...

    Russia Signals Hard Line on Ukraine Talks
    Sep01

    Russia Signals Hard Line on Ukraine Talks

    Russia called on Kiev to agree to an immediate and unconditional cease-fire as President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine’s leaders of escalating the violence by refusing to negotiate in good faith. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now
    Sep01

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now

    Prime Minister Donald Tusk, chosen by EU leaders to be the next president of the European Council, spoke Monday at the Westerplatte peninsula on the Baltic coast, where some of the first shots of World War II were fired on Sept.1, 1939. More than five years of brutal, global war followed, taking the lives of tens of millions of people....