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    Separatist Military Commander: ‘It’s Impossible To Defeat Our Army’
    Sep02

    Separatist Military Commander: ‘It’s Impossible To Defeat Our Army’

    Aleksandr Khodakovsky, one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, said the Ukrainian military has “no chance” of defeating separatist forces in the country’s east. In an interview with RFE/RL on August 30 in Donetsk, the commander of the Vostok battalion said former members of the Russian armed...

    Kremlin: Comment On Capturing Kyiv ‘Taken Out Of Context’
    Sep02

    Kremlin: Comment On Capturing Kyiv ‘Taken Out Of Context’

    The Kremlin has backtracked after President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying his military could capture Kyiv in two weeks if he gave the order, while Ukrainian government forces suffered new losses in the fighting against separatists the West says are backed by Russian soldiers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian forces dig trenches in defence of port as pro-Russian separatists advance
    Sep02

    Ukrainian forces dig trenches in defence of port as pro-Russian separatists advance

    Ukrainian forces looked to secure Mariupol in the country’s southeast on Monday, as pro-Russian rebels threatened to advance on the major port city. …read more Source:...

    Aide: Putin’s statement about ability to take over Kyiv in 2 weeks quoted out of context
    Sep02

    Aide: Putin’s statement about ability to take over Kyiv in 2 weeks quoted out of context

    MOSCOW — A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kyiv in two weeks, if it wished. Yuri Ushakov, the Russian leader’s foreign policy adviser, told reporters that Putin’s...

    Putin quote about invading Kyiv taken out of context, Russian aide says
    Sep02

    Putin quote about invading Kyiv taken out of context, Russian aide says

    A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kyiv in two weeks, if it wished. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin’s ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ out of context: aide
    Sep02

    Putin’s ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ out of context: aide

    Yuri Ushakov, the Russian leader’s foreign policy adviser, told reporters that Putin’s statement was “taken out of context and carried a completely different meaning.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry dismissed Heletey’s remarks as “shocking” and accused him of making the statement in a bid to shift blame...

    Crimea Chief Says Gays Not Needed
    Sep02

    Crimea Chief Says Gays Not Needed

    The senior official in Crimea says sexual minorities “have no chance” on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Will Decide New Sanctions for Russia by Friday, Says New Foreign Minister
    Sep02

    EU Will Decide New Sanctions for Russia by Friday, Says New Foreign Minister

    European Union governments will take a decision on a package of new sanctions against Russia by Friday, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini told the European Parliament on Tuesday. “On Monday, yesterday, the Coreper (EU ambassadors) met, the Commission is going to present the proposal, finalised proposal of the package by tomorrow,...

    Russia’s Lavrov Urges US to ‘Talk Sense’ Into Kiev
    Sep02

    Russia’s Lavrov Urges US to ‘Talk Sense’ Into Kiev

    Russia said on Tuesday that Ukraine’s moves to join NATO were aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and “talk sense” into Kiev. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Kiev’s initiative to seek NATO membership came shortly after a meeting of the...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Finland’s Lesson for Ukraine
    Sep02

    Op-Ed Contributor: Finland’s Lesson for Ukraine

    Small countries with big and powerful neighbors must find their own way to survive. …read more Source: The New York...