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    China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase
    Mar05

    China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

    BEIJING: China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military – the world’s largest – on Thursday with a 10.1% increase in 2015, as it pursues a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. Beijing plans to raise its military spending to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.4 billion), according to a budget report to the annual...

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent thousands of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.These figures, which are plucked out of the air, of course demoralise and disorientate the international community, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander...

    Polish PM chastises deputy for warnings over Ukraine
    Mar05

    Polish PM chastises deputy for warnings over Ukraine

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s prime minister has chastised her coalition partner for describing Ukraine’s economy as on the brink of disintegration and suggesting Poland could face a flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees across its frontiers. …read more Source: The...

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe’s interests – Polish official
    Mar05

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe’s interests – Polish official

    The head of Poland’s National Security Council said on Thursday that it was in the interests of Europe, Poland and Ukraine to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces as this would help to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Senior diplomats to discuss next steps for Ukraine in Berlin
    Mar05

    Senior diplomats to discuss next steps for Ukraine in Berlin

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and next steps needed towards implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany’s foreign minister said. …read more Source: The...

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests – Polish official
    Mar05

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests – Polish official

    WARSAW (Reuters) – The head of Poland’s National Security Council said on Thursday that it was in the interests of Europe, Poland and Ukraine to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces as this would help to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    The exercises involve over 2,000 anti-aircraft troops and 500 items of weaponry.
    Mar05

    The exercises involve over 2,000 anti-aircraft troops and 500 items of weaponry.

    Russia has begun large-scale military exercises in disputed territories on its borders. The exercises involve over 2,000 anti-aircraft troops and 500 items of weaponry. Russia’s Defence Ministry said the exercises were taking place in Russia’s Southern and North Caucasus Federal Districts, as well as on Russian military bases in...

    Russia says concerned by talk of US arms supplies to Kiev
    Mar05

    Russia says concerned by talk of US arms supplies to Kiev

    A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday Moscow was deeply concerned with continued talk of the United States starting large-scale arms supplies to Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine passes law to boost armed forces by a third
    Mar05

    Ukraine passes law to boost armed forces by a third

    Ukraine’s parliament passed a law on Thursday to increase the size of the armed forces by a third as Kiev fights pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia says concerned by talk of U.S. arms supplies to Kiev
    Mar05

    Russia says concerned by talk of U.S. arms supplies to Kiev

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday Moscow was deeply concerned with continued talk of the United States starting large-scale arms supplies to Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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