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    Russia Confident Warship Deal With France Will Proceed
    Sep05

    Russia Confident Warship Deal With France Will Proceed

    Russian authorities say they expect their deal to buy two warships from France will go through, despite the announcement in Paris that delivery of the first vessel has been suspended. That statement Thursday follows comments by French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday that Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine meant conditions...

    NATO Pledges More Support for Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Pledges More Support for Ukraine

    NATO leaders increased defense cooperation with Ukraine at their summit in Britain Thursday, pledging more help on security and governmental reforms, but not lethal military aid. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the conference site in Newport, Wales. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit

    As NATO leaders met in Cardiff, Wales, on Thursday to discuss topics including the Russian invasion in Ukraine, ISIS and the drawing down of the war in Afghanistan, a Twitter account run by the Russian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates attempted to bring levity to the moment — or, more accurately, sarcasm. …read more Source:...

    NATO chief questions Russia’s Ukraine peace plan
    Sep05

    NATO chief questions Russia’s Ukraine peace plan

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday voiced scepticism about a surprise peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict put forward by President Vladimir Putin, saying that Russia was still “attacking” Ukraine. Video provide …read more Source: USA...

    Fisher: How Russia’s Vladimir Putin hoodwinked the West
    Sep05

    Fisher: How Russia’s Vladimir Putin hoodwinked the West

    A few months ago I wrote from eastern Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin might have blinked when he appeared to do an unexpected volte-face and called for an end to the violence there. I was wrong. Putin did not blink. What the Russian leader has done every day since the beginning of March has been to hoodwink the West about everything...

    NATO Would Make Things Worse for Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Would Make Things Worse for Ukraine

    Expressions of support for Ukraine at the NATO summit are too little, too late, but NATO will become an actual liability to Ukraine if its government pushes for membership in the alliance. …read more Source:...

    Russian troops now openly moving on port, Ukrainian commander says
    Sep05

    Russian troops now openly moving on port, Ukrainian commander says

    Hopes for a rumored truce were shattered Thursday in the strategic eastern port of Mariupol as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Pugliese: How NATO backed Russia into a corner
    Sep05

    Pugliese: How NATO backed Russia into a corner

    NEWPORT, Wales – NATO leaders meeting here have been quick to brand Russia an aggressor state, intent on dominating Eastern Europe. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Russia “militaristic” and “imperialistic” while Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird suggested the country’s recent actions in Ukraine were akin to those...

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia

    The United States is preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine, a senior White House official said. …read more Source:...

    Here Are The 200 “Sky Soldiers” The US Is Sending To Military Exercises In Ukraine
    Sep04

    Here Are The 200 “Sky Soldiers” The US Is Sending To Military Exercises In Ukraine

    The Pentagon announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army will be sending 200 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team to Ukraine. The paratroopers from the 173rd, known as “Sky Soldiers,” will participate in a joint military exercise, Rapid Trident, against Russia’s objections. Russia had warned against any NATO...