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    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt

    KIEV, Ukraine— Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine to “stop advancing” Wednesday and urged the Ukrainian army to withdraw their troops from the region. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Ukraine issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on cease-fire steps for eastern Ukraine. The...

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict
    Sep03

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict

    President Obama expressed skepticism Wednesday about Russia’s aims in Ukraine after officials in Kiev announced that the two countries had agreed to a cease-fire, then backed off that claim. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin Hopes For September 5 Deal To Resolve Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    Putin Hopes For September 5 Deal To Resolve Ukraine Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed terms of a cease-fire for eastern Ukraine and said he hopes Kyiv and pro-Russian separatists fighting against government troops will agree on a plan to end their conflict during talks on September 5. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Casts Russia As A Threat To Peace In Europe
    Sep03

    Obama Casts Russia As A Threat To Peace In Europe

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target. “You lost your independence once before,” Obama said...

    Putin: Ukraine must withdraw, rebels must halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine must withdraw, rebels must halt

    Ukraine says Russian forces sighted in major eastern cities …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire
    Sep03

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire

    KIEV, Ukraine—The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and a top rebel figure said no cease-fire was possible without Ukraine withdrawing its forces. The brief statement said “mutual...

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out
    Sep03

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out

    The head of the Russian-installed government in Crimea has said his region “does not need” gays and other sexual minorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to Hold Major Exercise This Month
    Sep03

    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to Hold Major Exercise This Month

    The forces responsible for Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal will conduct major exercises this month involving more than 4,000 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of rising tension with NATO over the Ukraine crisis. In an announcement a day before the start of a NATO summit in Wales, RIA news agency quoted...

    Report: bodies of 87 Ukrainian soldiers retrieved
    Sep03

    Report: bodies of 87 Ukrainian soldiers retrieved

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military official says the bodies of 87 soldiers killed while fighting Russian-backed rebels have been evacuated from southeastern Ukraine.Mykhailo Logvinov, a military official in the southeastern region of Zaporizhye, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying Wednesday that the bodies have been delivered to...

    Deal or No Deal? Ukraine Cites Truce, Russia Disagrees
    Sep03

    Deal or No Deal? Ukraine Cites Truce, Russia Disagrees

    Ukraine said it had agreed with Vladimir Putin on steps towards a “cease-fire regime,” but the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal. …read more Source:...