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Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

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MOSCOW - Russia declared NATO a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine. Moscow's surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came just ahead of a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby US President Barack Obama for military support.

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Ukraine ups its anti-Russia ante amid Putin's 'will take Kiev' remarks

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Calcutta News.Net Tuesday 2nd September, 2014 Colonel Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security Council, said Russian troops were seen not only in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk but at other locations throughout the east. NATO too estimates that at least 1,000 Russian soldiers are in Ukraine, helping the pro-Moscow insurgents. NATO also says 20,000 Russian soldiers have been positioned along the Ukraine-Russian border.

Ukraine's Dilemma: Talk With Rebels or Fight With Russia

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MARIUPOL, Ukraine--With his army in retreat amid an influx of Russian soldiers and heavy weapons, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing a tough choice between making concessions to Kremlin-backed separatists or fighting a bloody defensive war. The dilemma seemed unthinkable until last week, when what Western officials describe as an incursion from Moscow turned the tide of a five-month conflict that Ukrainian officials said they were close to winning.

Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

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Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

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MOSCOW - Russia declared NATO a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine. Moscow's surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came just ahead of a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby US President Barack Obama for military support.

Ukraine Pitches to Investors as Fighting Sparks Selloff

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President Petro Poroshenko is taking on the daunting task of promoting Ukraine to investors even as the country’s conflict with Russia pushes the economy deeper into recession and batters the nation’s currency and bonds. Poroshenko is scheduled to address via video broadcast an audience including foreign investors and lenders today at the “Invest in Ukraine” forum in London.

NATO leaders' focus could be split between ISIS and Russia

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NATO's leaders are set to talk about the Ukraine crisis this week in Wales, but the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could take up much of the oxygen at the 60-country summit. The agenda for the two-day NATO leaders meeting includes "current security risks in the east and to the south," but the stars of the show were supposed to be Afghanistan, where NATO is ending its combat mission, and Ukraine-NATO co-operation.

Mogherini makes her \'debut\' in Brussels

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Mogherini makes her 'debut' in Brussels

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(By Sandra Cordon) (ANSA) - Rome, September 2 - At least two of the world's most dangerous situations were on her agenda when Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini made some of her first comments Tuesday as the EU foreign affairs chief-designate.    Proposed new European Union sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine will be finalized Wednesday for a decision by member States on Friday, Mogherini told the European Parliament in Brussels.

NATO summit: After Harper\'s tough talk on Russia, what can Canada contribute?

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NATO summit: After Harper's tough talk on Russia, what can Canada contribute?

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CTVNews.ca Staff Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:25PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:35PM EDT When he arrives in Wales for this week’s NATO summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will bring with him a reputation for being one of the more vocal leaders in support of Ukraine.

Why Nato-Russia relations soured before Ukraine

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Why Nato-Russia relations soured before Ukraine

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3 September 2014 Last updated at 01:24 By Laurence Peter BBC News The Ukraine conflict has pushed Nato-Russia relations to a new low, and there are fears that the old Cold War suspicions and hostility are back. Relations have been deteriorating for years, despite some fruitful co-operation in Afghanistan, anti-piracy efforts at sea and shared peacekeeping operations.

Guest Post: How Can You Tell Whether Russia Has Invaded Ukraine?

zerohedge.com2014-09-03 00:31:44Cache

Submitted by Dmitry Orlov via ClubOrlov blog, Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the Russian military is now operating within Ukraine's borders. Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn't; what do you know? They said the same thing before, most recently on August 13, and then on August 17, each time with either no evidence or fake evidence. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt. You be the judge.

Fighters Unwind in Russia Where Beer Doesn’t Spell Death

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For separatist fighters, the trip from Ukraine’s war-torn east to unwind over the Russian border is a chance to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. “We’re here to take a breather,” said Arslan, a native of Russia’s North Caucasus region who declined to give his last name. “The penalty for drinking a beer on the front is death.