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    West should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine – Nato general
    Mar22

    West should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine – Nato general

    March 22, 2015 6:11 PMBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The West should consider using all its tools to help Ukraine, including sending defensive weapons, Nato’s top military commander said on Sunday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    West should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine – NATO general
    Mar22

    West should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine – NATO general

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The West should consider using all its tools to help Ukraine, including sending defensive weapons, NATO’s top military commander said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Artillery fire breaks out in east Ukraine
    Mar22

    Artillery fire breaks out in east Ukraine

    Intensive artillery fire broke out Sunday near the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, apparently breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government, an AFP reporter said.The sound of explosions began at 9:00 am (0600 GMT) and appeared to come from the area of Donetsk airport, a...

    Crimea plans to launch own airline
    Mar22

    Crimea plans to launch own airline

    MOSCOW: Authorities in Crimea said Saturday they plan to set up an airline to facilitate connections with Russia and encourage tourism in the picturesque Black Sea peninsula, a year after the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Moscow. It requires a fleet of six aircraft and 40 pilots to serve 14 destinations initially, later rising to 36,...

    Pipe dreams? Turkey aims to be gas transit hub
    Mar22

    Pipe dreams? Turkey aims to be gas transit hub

    Turkey has staked a claim to become a major transit hub with two new pipelines to pump gas from Azerbaijan and Russia to Europe, but boasting may prove easier than fulfilling the ambitious projects.Turkey and Azerbaijan last week started work on the new 1,850 kilometre (1,150 mile) overland Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) which by...

    In Ukraine, some Russians take up arms against Putin
    Mar22

    In Ukraine, some Russians take up arms against Putin

    When Andrei Krasilnikov hugged his wife good-bye last week and climbed onto a bus to take him back to the frontline in eastern Ukraine, his motive was typical of those fighting for Kiev – to defend his family and future from what he perceives as Russian aggression.What sets him apart from his brothers-in-arms is his Russian citizenship....

    Weary of Russian invasion, nervous Poles join volunteer militias
    Mar22

    Weary of Russian invasion, nervous Poles join volunteer militias

    Spurred by the war in Ukraine, growing numbers of Poles are joining volunteer paramilitary groups to get basic military training and prepare to defend their homeland from what some see as a looming Russian invasion. The Polish government has kept its distance from the unofficial civilian militias but, with anxieties about Moscow’s...

    Putin’s massive military drills intended to send message to West on Ukraine
    Mar22

    Putin’s massive military drills intended to send message to West on Ukraine

    Mammoth Russian military drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin from the Pacific to the Black Sea are designed to send a message to the West: keep your distance and don’t overplay your hand on Ukraine, observers say. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis more than a year ago, Russia has flexed its muscles with […] The post Putin’s...

    US deploys missiles in Poland amid Russian ‘threat’
    Mar22

    US deploys missiles in Poland amid Russian ‘threat’

    SOCHACZEW, Poland — U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. On Saturday, at a test range in Sochaczew near Warsaw, two U.S. soldiers demonstrated for...

    Crimea plans to launch own airline
    Mar22

    Crimea plans to launch own airline

    MOSCOW – Authorities in Crimea said they plan to set up an airline to facilitate connections with Russia and encourage tourism in the picturesque Black Sea peninsula, a year after the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Moscow. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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