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    Putin Orders ‘Snap Inspection’ Exercise in Southern Military District
    Feb17

    Putin Orders ‘Snap Inspection’ Exercise in Southern Military District

    On February 8, President Vladimir Putin ordered a “snap inspection” military exercise in the Southern Military District (MD) (see EDM, February 11). The pattern of snap inspection exercises in Russia is now well established, introduced in February 2013 by Defense Minister Army-General Sergei Shoigu in an effort to raise combat readiness in the...

    Ukraine In Political Crisis As Government Faces No-Confidence Vote
    Feb16

    Ukraine In Political Crisis As Government Faces No-Confidence Vote

    February 16, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    EU Global Strategy
    Feb16

    EU Global Strategy

    European leaders handed HR/VP Federica Mogherini an impossible mission last June when they asked her to come up with an EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS). While Mogherini’s advisors prepare the EUGS, most of the threats predicted by Javier Solana’s 2003 security strategy are hitting the EU hard: terrorism,...

    Cold War Redux: Dishing it to the Russkies
    Feb16

    Cold War Redux: Dishing it to the Russkies

    One of the most astonishing news stories I have read of late appeared in Business Insider at the beginning of February entitled “’The Russians are going to have a cow’: the US’s message to Putin ‘is a really big deal.’” The article described how the Barack Obama Administration has decided to build up “its military presence...

    EU Lifts Most Sanctions Against Belarus
    Feb16

    EU Lifts Most Sanctions Against Belarus

    Critics fear Brussels has let ‘dictator’ Lukashenka and members of his regime off too easily and too soon. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    A Way Out of the Crisis
    Feb16

    A Way Out of the Crisis

    In the village of Glebovka, on a road leading to the old hunting grounds of ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, there is a small enclave of villas. Here, in the deep forest by the shores of the Kyiv water reservoir, sits a guest house that belongs to former Rada Deputy Mykola Martynenko, where confidential meetings between Ukrainian Prime...

    Russia Committing ‘War Crimes’ in Syria, Say Turkey, France
    Feb16

    Russia Committing ‘War Crimes’ in Syria, Say Turkey, France

    UN chief calls strikes on hospitals and schools that killed dozens of civilians ‘blatant violations of international law.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test as Resignations Dent Anti-corruption Drive
    Feb16

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test as Resignations Dent Anti-corruption Drive

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepened Monday with the resignation of the deputy prosecutor general, who accused his superior of “running a dead institution with no independence.” VOA: Ukraine Faces Crucial Test as Resignations Dent Anti-corruption Drive …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Ukraine officially bans transit of Russian trucks
    Feb16

    Ukraine officially bans transit of Russian trucks

    Russian trucks are now banned from travelling through Ukraine. Ukrainian officials say Russia is violating both WTO (World Trade Organization) procedures and bilateral state agreements on road transport. The Foreign Ministry is demanding an explanation of why such a blockade was imposed. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Prime Minister says Ukraine is...

    Ukraine Cabinet Risks Confidence Vote After Premier Reports
    Feb16

    Ukraine Cabinet Risks Confidence Vote After Premier Reports

    While President Petro Poroshenko has pledged a cabinet revamp, members of his party said after meeting last night that they’d begin collecting signatures to trigger a no-confidence motion in Yatsenyuk. The friction sent bond yields surging. If lawmakers decide to dismiss the government, parliament would have 60 days to form a new cabinet....

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