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    U.S. ”nuclear sniffer” plane to check whether Russia tested nukes in Arctic
    Feb22

    U.S. ”nuclear sniffer” plane to check whether Russia tested nukes in Arctic

    A U.S. Air Force plane, WC-135 Constant Phoenix, used to detect nuclear explosions was deployed in Britain as early as last week amid concerns over a spike in the levels of radioactivity found in Europe, the Daily Mail reports. News of the deployment comes amid claims Russia may be testing nuclear weapons, either to the east or in the arctic,...

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN after Vitaly Churkin`s death – CNN
    Feb22

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN after Vitaly Churkin`s death – CNN

    The UN Security Council paid public tribute to late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday – but tensions simmered behind the scenes, as Ukraine blocked a more formal statement of condolences, according to CNN. The 15-nation Security Council stood for a minute of silence in honor of the popular and combative Russian diplomat, who died...

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death
    Feb22

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death

    Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia`s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died, according to The Associated Press (AP). Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday at a hospital at age 64, had been Russia`s envoy at the U.N. since 2006. He was...

    Russia to boost nuclear capabilities, sees no alternative to military force – Russian Defense Minister
    Feb22

    Russia to boost nuclear capabilities, sees no alternative to military force – Russian Defense Minister

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that military force is becoming the main tool for resolving foreign policy issues, therefore Russia is set to further develop its strategic nuclear forces, an UNIAN news agency news agency news agency news agency correspondent in Moscow reported. See also: Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable...

    Russia`s attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe – U.S. Envoy to UN
    Feb22

    Russia`s attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe – U.S. Envoy to UN

    Greater cooperation with Russia cannot come at the expense of the security of Washington`s European friends and allies, according to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who addressed the UN Security Council Tuesday, according to RFE/RL. Speaking to the UN Security Council during a debate on conflicts in Europe, Haley said ”Russia`s...

    Poroshenko, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression
    Feb22

    Poroshenko, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, during which the parties discussed the enhancement of strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and ways to counteract Russian aggression, according to the president`s press service. The Ukrainian president thanked...

    EU ready to pose as 3rd party in Ukraine-Russia WTO dispute – Ukraine`s Trade Representative
    Feb22

    EU ready to pose as 3rd party in Ukraine-Russia WTO dispute – Ukraine`s Trade Representative

    The European Union has expressed its interest in joining as a third party the review of a trade dispute between Ukraine and Russia, initiated by Kyiv in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to lift trade and transit restrictions imposed by Moscow against Ukrainian exports in January 2016, Ukraine`s Trade Representative...

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off
    Feb22

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off

    On February 7, Donald Trump used his first tweet of the day to distance himself from Russia and Vladimir Putin. Twenty minutes later in Berlin, the Chancellery issued a statement detailing Angela Merkel`s latest conversation with the Russian leader, according to Bloomberg. The call was Merkel`s second in three weeks with Putin to discuss the...

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate
    Feb22

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate

    The Parliament of the Netherlands (Second Chamber) has the required number of votes to support the bill introduced by the country`s government with a proposal to ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, an UNIAN news agency correspondent reported following a Tuesday debate in The Hague, held in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

    Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC
    Feb22

    Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who is chairing today`s meeting of the United Nations Security Council on unresolved conflicts in Europe, has called to reform the organization to prevent further veto power abuses by Russia. ”We need urgently to reform the Security Council in order to remove the veto power abuses,” said Klimkin, speaking...

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