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    Artillery Attack Challenges Ceasefire in East Ukraine
    Sep07

    Artillery Attack Challenges Ceasefire in East Ukraine

    Ukrainian government forces came under artillery fire late on Saturday near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, in the first serious violation of a ceasefire declared only about 30 hours earlier. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine had earlier said the ceasefire, part of a peace road-map intended to end five months of conflict,...

    Artillery Attack Threatens Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine’s Mariupol
    Sep07

    Artillery Attack Threatens Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine’s Mariupol

    Flames burn near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. Government forces here have come under fire. This latest round of shelling comes only about thirty hours after Russia and Ukraine had declared a ceasefire, which was part of a plan to end a five-month-old conflict. Despite the fires that burn into the night, both Ukrainian...

    NATO Holds Drills In Latvia
    Sep07

    NATO Holds Drills In Latvia

    NATO held a major military exercise in Latvia on September 6 in a sign of the military alliance’s vow to defend its Baltic member states in the face of a more aggressive Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Mounting Evidence’ Of War Crimes In Ukraine
    Sep07

    ‘Mounting Evidence’ Of War Crimes In Ukraine

    Amnesty International (AI) says there is “mounting evidence” that both Ukrainian pro-government militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes in the country’s east, and accuses Russia of fueling the conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO agrees to establish ‘spearhead’ force to bolster Eastern Europe
    Sep07

    NATO agrees to establish ‘spearhead’ force to bolster Eastern Europe

    NATO leaders have responded to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine by agreeing to establish a spearhead force of several thousand troops that can move to trouble spots across Europe at short notice. …read more Source: FOX...

    Blasts, rockets reported during Ukrainian cease-fire with rebels
    Sep07

    Blasts, rockets reported during Ukrainian cease-fire with rebels

    Little more than a day after Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists signed a cease-fire, witnesses in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions. A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he...

    Explosions in east Ukraine threaten ceasefire
    Sep07

    Explosions in east Ukraine threaten ceasefire

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Powerful explosions in a key frontline city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday raised fears that a day-old truce between government and rebel forces had already collapsed. Numerous explosions were heard and thick smoke was visible on the horizon of Mariupol, a government-held port city in the east of the country. A...

    Artillery, Gunfire Reported Near Mariupol
    Sep07

    Artillery, Gunfire Reported Near Mariupol

    Explosions and artillery fire have been reported outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, despite a cease-fire between Kyiv and pro-Russia rebels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO grapples with how hard to push back against Putin over Ukraine
    Sep07

    NATO grapples with how hard to push back against Putin over Ukraine

    For all of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s complaints in recent years about the West’s threat to Russian security, NATO had been paying little attention to its former Cold War foe. The conflict in Ukraine has changed all that. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Explosions heard on outskirts of Ukraine’s Mariupol
    Sep07

    Explosions heard on outskirts of Ukraine’s Mariupol

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Loud explosions were heard on Saturday evening on the eastern outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, according to AFP, despite a fragile ceasefire being put in place.Numerous explosions were heard and a thick smoke was visible on the horizon. A checkpoint held by Ukraine loyalists seemed to be on fire,...