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    Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of boots on ground
    May14

    Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of boots on ground

    VILNIUS: The Baltic states will formally ask Nato to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent, Lithuania said Thursday, amid tensions with Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “We are seeking a brigade-size unit so that every Baltic nation would have a battalion,” military spokesman Captain Mindaugas Neimontas told AFP....

    NATO, EU work to tighten cooperation against ‘new threats’
    May14

    NATO, EU work to tighten cooperation against ‘new threats’

    NATO and the European Union on Thursday said they wanted to tighten cooperation in the face of “new threats” emanating from the assertive policies of Russia in the ex-USSR and violence to the south of the military alliance’s borders.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, attending a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in...

    NATO worried by ‘wide-ranging’ Russia Crimea buildup
    May14

    NATO worried by ‘wide-ranging’ Russia Crimea buildup

    NATO on Wednesday expressed alarm over a “wide-ranging” military buildup by Russia in Crimea, as well as talk that Moscow could even install nuclear weapons on the annexed Black Sea peninsula. A statement issued during two days of talks by the military alliance’s top diplomats in the Turkish resort of Antalya said, “we do not […] The post...

    Russians quit army over Ukraine
    May14

    Russians quit army over Ukraine

    Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians fighting alongside rebels there are volunteers. Evidence...

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster for more than the elite
    May14

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster for more than the elite

    MOSCOW – Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, views of Venetian canals or a growling lion, these artworks all have something in common outside hefty pricetags — they’re edible.Long known in the West, “chocolate painting” was introduced in Russia about a decade ago but until lately, remained the preserve...

    Ukraine navy left high and dry after Crimea losses
    May14

    Ukraine navy left high and dry after Crimea losses

    ODESSA, Ukraine – A clutch of rusty old naval boats bob about mournfully in the Black Sea off the harbour of Ukraine’s southern city Odessa near an ageing missile boat.”The only way to get those pieces of junk moving is to get some paddles and start rowing,” an officer says derisively.Close by floats the remaining...

    WTO confirms Russia’ submission of claims against EU and Ukraine
    May14

    WTO confirms Russia’ submission of claims against EU and Ukraine

    The World Trade Organization has confirmed that Russia submitted claims against the European Union and Ukraine. …read more Source: Kazakh...

    Rebels in E. Ukraine say ready for elections with conditions
    May14

    Rebels in E. Ukraine say ready for elections with conditions

    The pro-independence insurgents in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday that they are ready to hold local elections under the Ukrainian law in their region if certain conditions were met. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    NATO warns Russia against stationing nuclear weapons in Crimea
    May14

    NATO warns Russia against stationing nuclear weapons in Crimea

    NATO member states and Ukraine expressed concern on Wednesday about statements from Russia for possible future stationing of nuclear weapons in Crimea region, which has been annexed by Russian Federation in 2014. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    U.S., Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs
    May14

    U.S., Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in their first meeting since the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and support for rebels fighting in east Ukraine sparked the worst tensions with the West since the Cold War. But, the tone of Tuesday’s meeting was con… …read more Source: The...

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