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    Vladimir Putin calls Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine and Islamic State
    Jun26

    Vladimir Putin calls Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine and Islamic State

    Russian president initiates rare phone call with his US counterpart to discuss Ukraine, Isil and Iran …read more Source: The...

    VIDEO: Bridge across Ukraine’s front line
    Jun26

    VIDEO: Bridge across Ukraine’s front line

    Tom Burridge visits the bridge in Luhansk that connects rebel-held territory with the rest of the country. …read more Source:...

    Is Russia About to Send New Weapons to Belarus?
    Jun26

    Is Russia About to Send New Weapons to Belarus?

    Belarusian and Chinese Special Forces on Belarus-Ukrainian Border. Image: Vayar News Agency Last week, Belarusian Defence Minister Andrei Raukou told TASS news agency that the political talks on when and where to place a Russian airbase in Belarus were still continuing. Moreover, “it is too early to discuss when [Russia’s] aircraft and...

    Obama tells Putin: Remove all Russian troops from Ukraine
    Jun26

    Obama tells Putin: Remove all Russian troops from Ukraine

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    Obama, Putin discuss Iran, Islamic State, Ukraine in phone call
    Jun26

    Obama, Putin discuss Iran, Islamic State, Ukraine in phone call

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, “the increasingly dangerous situation in Syria” and the need to counter Islamic State militants, the White House said in a statement. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Saakashvili: Summer is ‘dangerous period’ for Ukraine crisis
    Jun25

    [Ticker] Saakashvili: Summer is ‘dangerous period’ for Ukraine crisis

    Former Georgian leader Saakashvili, now governor of Ukrainian province Odessa, told this website in Brussels that while other topics claim this week’s summit, the “Ukraine issue is not going away”. “Summer is a very dangerous period. That’s usually when Putin likes to fight his wars and dirty campaigns”, he said. …read more...

    US to deploy marine unit in Bulgaria as part of effort to reassure Nato allies
    Jun25

    US to deploy marine unit in Bulgaria as part of effort to reassure Nato allies

    Troops with tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery to be in place by September to help counter European concerns about Russia’s involvement in UkraineA Marine Corps unit equipped with tanks, light armoured vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria in September as part of US efforts to reassure Nato allies worried by Russia’s...

    NATO Reaffirms Support for Ukraine, Reveals Plans for Joint Exercises
    Jun25

    NATO Reaffirms Support for Ukraine, Reveals Plans for Joint Exercises

    Following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Thursday, the Alliance reaffirmed its support for Ukraine and revealed plans for holding joint exercises with its partner country. NATO Defence Ministers and their Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak discussed the security situation in the country and reviewed the assistance provided by...

    France fills the American arms void
    Jun25

    France fills the American arms void

    The Dassault Rafale, France’s premier fighter jet, headlined the International Paris Air Show last week, showing off its state-of-the art maneuvers before a crowd of 300,000 defense industry leaders. While the air show ostensibly exhibited advances in aviation technology, France also brandished the Rafale as the centerpiece of major new...

    Obama criticizes Russian state-run media
    Jun25

    Obama criticizes Russian state-run media

    The state-run media in Russia is allowing President Vladimir Putin to get away with actions that aren’t in his country’s best interests, President Barack Obama says in an interview with VICE. “The Russian economy is taking a hammer blow because of their incursions into Ukraine. It’s terrible for the future of Russia. But because...

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