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    Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels – U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard
    Apr10

    Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels – U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard

    Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top U.S. and NATO military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up ”splitting and distracting” the transatlantic alliance, according to Reuters. ”We`re seeing activity that we didn`t even see when it was the Soviet...

    Ukraine marks first 500 days without Russian gas
    Apr10

    Ukraine marks first 500 days without Russian gas

    It has been 500 days since Ukraine has refused to purchase natural gas from Russian energy monopoly Gazprom, as reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz, the state-owned operator of the gas transportation system. ”We`ve not been importing gas from Russia for 500 days,” the report says. It is also noted that on April 8, 15.7 million cubic...

    Russian official reacts to possible introduction of new U.S. sanctions
    Apr10

    Russian official reacts to possible introduction of new U.S. sanctions

    A Federation Council member has issued a comment regarding the possibility of new sanctions being introduced by the U.S. government against Russia. ”Trump needs to think three times before imposing new sanctions on Russia,” Federation Council member Alexey Pushkov tweeted. The Russian official believes that in this case, the U.S. president will...

    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad
    Apr09

    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday indicated a willingness to work with Democrats toward drafting new sanctions targeting Russia in response to Moscow`s unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to The Washington Times. See also: U.S. imposes sanctions against eight Russian companies While Russia is already...

    Russia, Iran say U.S. crossed ”red lines” in Syria
    Apr09

    Russia, Iran say U.S. crossed ”red lines” in Syria

    A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed ”red lines” and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally, according to Reuters. ”What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a...

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict
    Apr09

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict

    More than 200,000 children – or 1 in 4 – in the two regions most severely affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine require urgent and sustained psychosocial support to address the trauma of living through more than three years of violence, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said on April 7. See also: Civilian casualties...

    Trump Administration ”seriously considering” lethal defensive aid to Ukraine – U.S. Senator McCain:
    Apr09

    Trump Administration ”seriously considering” lethal defensive aid to Ukraine – U.S. Senator McCain:

    The Trump administration is giving serious thought to providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid, U.S. Senator John McCain told The Weekly Standard, a move that is likely to rile the Kremlin if realized. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is slated to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin next week, expressed support for such aid during...

    Trump`s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea
    Apr09

    Trump`s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea

    The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea`s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News. Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy...

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow, citing developments in Syria
    Apr08

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow, citing developments in Syria

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he has canceled a visit to Moscow scheduled to take place on April 10, citing developments in Syria, where an alleged chemical-weapons attack prompted the United States to launch missile strikes, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). ”Developments in Syria have changed the situation...

    U.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – media
    Apr07

    U.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – media

    U.S. soldiers recently guided a battalion of Ukrainian infantrymen through a 55-day training rotation that culminated in live-fire defensive maneuvers designed to help Ukrainian troops ”hold ground” in battle, according to Stars and Stripes. The exercise was among the most intensive since U.S. troops began picking up the pace of training in...

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