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Ukraine Is Winning the War – Politico

PoliticoThe fog of war, the ADHD of cable news and the smears of Russian propaganda have combined to obscure some important good news in this dismal summer. In the historic fight over the future of…

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Ukraine Steps Up Assault of Rebel City – New York Times

New York TimesIt also reinforced the Ukrainian leadership’s rejection of a cease-fire on humanitarian grounds offered on Saturday by the head of the main pro-Russian separatist group here, the Donetsk People’s Republic. The separatist leadership…

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Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer – CNBC

CNBC“The other thing coming out of Russia is [President Vladimir Putin] with an emergency meeting that he’s trying to push to declare concern about a humanitarian crisis unfolding in [Ukraine],” Bremmer said on “Squawk Box.”…

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The Two-Way – NPR (blog)

The Two-WayNPR (blog)Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET. Amid reports that Ukraine army forces are closing in on rebel-held Donetsk, the leader of the separatist insurgents says his fighters would accept a cease-fire to avoid a…

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Ukrainian rebels say they ready for ceasefire – Reuters

Reuters“We are ready for a ceasefire to prevent the proliferation of a humanitarian disaster in Donbass,” Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic said in a statement, referring to the area of…

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Is Putin Really Cornered? – New York Times

Is Putin Really Cornered?New York TimesWASHINGTON — The dismal flood of news out of Ukraine could hardly be more discouraging for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, apparently…

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US Warns Russia Against Intervention in Ukraine – ABC News

ABC News“Therefore, any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory, including one under the guise of providing humanitarian aid, would be completely unacceptable and deeply alarming, and it would be viewed as an invasion…

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To Beat Putin, Support Ukraine – New York Times

New York TimesPALO ALTO, Calif. — IN response to Russian support for Ukrainian rebels, and in coordination with European leaders, President Obama has instituted the most comprehensive set of economic sanctions ever against Russian officials…

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What is Putin’s endgame in Ukraine? – CNN

CNNThis is the scenario that Putin’s fiercest critics worry is in the offing. They point to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March — touted by Russia as a legitimate reflection of the will of the…

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NATO chief visits Ukraine as crisis deepens –

Aljazeera.comNATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk have discussed possible Western alliance support for Ukraine’s defence capacity, a Kiev government statement said. Rasmussen and Yatseniuk exchanged …NATO chief arrives in Ukraine…


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