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    Russian tanks enter Ukraine, fire missiles at border post
    Aug28

    Russian tanks enter Ukraine, fire missiles at border post

    Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles from Russia at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as its overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. …read more Source:...

    Turkey’s Erdogan Sworn In as President, Consolidates Power
    Aug28

    Turkey’s Erdogan Sworn In as President, Consolidates Power

    Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in what his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule. Reading the oath of office in a ceremony in parliament, Erdogan vowed to protect Turkey’s independence and integrity, to abide by...

    Russia Sees Chance to Lift Iran Sanctions Through International Talks
    Aug28

    Russia Sees Chance to Lift Iran Sanctions Through International Talks

    Russia said on Thursday the possibility of lifting sanctions on Iran had emerged thanks to international talks on Tehran’s nuclear program and urged all countries involved to show political will to reach a deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday to discuss the...

    Families Of Detained Russian Soldiers Plead For Information
    Aug28

    Families Of Detained Russian Soldiers Plead For Information

    Ukraine’s security services are reported to be holding 10 Russian paratroopers who were captured on Ukrainian territory in recent days. The soldiers, all from a unit based in Kostroma, Russia, have said in filmed statements that they did not know they were being sent into Ukraine. RFE/RL’s Russian Service spoke to the soldiers’...

    NATO Military Officer: More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating Inside Ukraine
    Aug28

    NATO Military Officer: More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating Inside Ukraine

    MONS, Belgium, Aug 28 (Reuters) – NATO believes well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, a NATO military officer said on Thursday. The officer, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, referred to the Russian actions as “incursions” rather than an invasion. “We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops...

    BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President
    Aug28

    BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President

    Ukraine’s government is in a perilous position after Russian troops’ advances into southeastern regions in the country, and it’s likely the country will have to accept a ceasefire that hands over large swaths of territory to pro-Russian separatists. Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the president of Eurasia Group, told Business...

    Finland Suspects Russia Breached Airspace for 3rd Time in Week
    Aug28

    Finland Suspects Russia Breached Airspace for 3rd Time in Week

    Finland’s Defense Ministry said it suspected a Russian aircraft entered its airspace without permission on Thursday, in third such violation in the past week. The Finnish border guard was examining the data for possible violations, the ministry said, without giving further details. The ministry said the plane was state aircraft, a term...

    Ukraine Leader Accuses Russia as ‘15,000 Russian Soldiers Join Separatists’
    Aug28

    Ukraine Leader Accuses Russia as ‘15,000 Russian Soldiers Join Separatists’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Russian forces had been deployed in Ukrainian territory amid claims that around 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to the Donetsk region. Poroshenko cancelled a visit to Turkey and called an urgent meeting of the Ukrainian Defence and Security Council over what he called the “rapidly...

    Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine
    Aug28

    Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — “Russian forces have entered Ukraine,” the country’s president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO and U.S. officials backed up that assessment. President Petro Poroshenko summoned the council as the...

    Polish PM Tusk Favorite for Top EU Job
    Aug28

    Polish PM Tusk Favorite for Top EU Job

    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favorite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said. If confirmed, his appointment to chair and steer policymaking meetings of EU leaders, would be a victory for the 10...