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    Ukraine leader promises to pass bill giving rebellious eastern regions more autonomy
    Sep10

    Ukraine leader promises to pass bill giving rebellious eastern regions more autonomy

    President Petro Poroshenko announced the move in a cabinet meeting, but rejected federalization or ‘alienation’ from the Ukrainian state …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Observers Assess Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep10

    Observers Assess Ukraine Ceasefire

    International monitors hear new evidence of ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east
    Sep10

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Ukraine’s president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country’s pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. …read more Source: Miami...

    Jews Flee Mariupol Amid Fears Of Anti-Semitism In Ukraine
    Sep10

    Jews Flee Mariupol Amid Fears Of Anti-Semitism In Ukraine

    Hundreds of Jews have reportedly fled the port city of Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, despite a shaky cease-fire that went into effect Friday between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed rebels. And, as the war drags on, fewer Jews are expected to return to the region’s embattled cities and instead choose to migrate to Israel or to safer...

    Villagers in Ukraine cope with horrors of downed plane and fighting
    Sep10

    Villagers in Ukraine cope with horrors of downed plane and fighting

    When bodies from doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell from the sky and landed in this southeastern Ukrainian village in July, Ivan Savin knew the disaster would bring more problems. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Free Hundreds of Captured Ukrainian Soldiers
    Sep10

    Pro-Russian Rebels Free Hundreds of Captured Ukrainian Soldiers

    Separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine have freed 648 Ukrainian soldiers under the terms of a truce signed last week that calls for both sides to release all prisoners, Ukrainian officials have said. The pro-Russian rebels are expected to release another 500 soldiers, pending further negotiations that seek to bring an end to the some five...

    NATO at the heart of a new Cold War, says former Ambassador
    Sep10

    NATO at the heart of a new Cold War, says former Ambassador

    By James Bissett Defence Watch Guest Writer The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was meant to be a purely defensive organization. When the Brussels Treaty of 1948 established the European Defence Alliance of five European countries, it was Canada’s Minister of Foreign affairs, Louis St. Laurent, who proposed the alliance be...

    ‘High-energy objects’ downed Malaysia jet in Ukraine, report says
    Sep10

    ‘High-energy objects’ downed Malaysia jet in Ukraine, report says

    A preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to confirm initial assertions that the passenger plane was hit by a surface-to-air-missile in mid-flight July 17 before crashing in Ukraine. “The pattern of damage observed on the forward fuselage and cockpit section of the aircraft appears to indicate that there were impacts...

    Military Memo: Amid Intensifying Requests, American Military Aid to Ukraine Stalls
    Sep10

    Military Memo: Amid Intensifying Requests, American Military Aid to Ukraine Stalls

    Despite appeals from the Ukrainian armed forces, the United States has provided only a modest package of nonlethal assistance to the government in Kiev, and much of it has yet to arrive. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Town Bears Scars of Russian Offensive That Turned Tide in Conflict
    Sep10

    Ukraine Town Bears Scars of Russian Offensive That Turned Tide in Conflict

    Days after the Russian artillery units’ assault, Ukraine agreed to a cease-fire cementing the rebels’ hold on its southeast region. …read more Source: The New York...