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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Kremlin denies bid to discredit Macron
    Feb15

    Kremlin denies bid to discredit Macron

    The Kremlin has denied that it was behind media and Internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, though his camp renewed the charges against Russian media and a hackers’ group operating in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, replying to a question on a daily conference call, said charges made by...

    Europe’s Nato spending rises, says UK meets goal
    Feb15

    Europe’s Nato spending rises, says UK meets goal

    Nato’s European allies and Canada increased defence spending by 3.8% last year, or $10bn more than 2015, the alliance said yesterday, and said Britain was keeping up with its target after a report said London missed its goal. Russia’s annexation of Crimea has given the alliance new momentum after years of cuts, but differences remain...

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world
    Feb15

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world

    The resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn did little to calm the chaos at the White House, where staff spent Tuesday scrambling to deflect blame for the rising scandal about Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials—including who knew what about the conversations and when.Other ongoing controversies intruded on the White...

    Trump wants Russia to ‘return Crimea,’ Spicer says
    Feb14

    Trump wants Russia to ‘return Crimea,’ Spicer says

    US President Donald Trump wants Russia to “return Crimea” to Ukraine, after the region’s unification with Russia. …read more Source:...

    Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit
    Feb14

    Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    In late August, Paul Manafort resigned as Trump’s campaign chairman after disclosures by The Associated Press about his firm’s covert lobbying on behalf of the former pro-Russian ruling political party in Ukraine. The investigations and the unusual firing of the national security adviser just 24 days into his job have put Republicans...

    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician
    Feb14

    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician

    Human rights workers say a Russian LGBT activist and an associate have returned to Russia after they were detained by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    Canada’s training mission is set to expire at the end of March, and the Liberal government has not decided whether to extend it. …read more Source: Toronto...

    500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense
    Feb14

    500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

    Five hundred U.S. troops are arriving at a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in the East European NATO nation. The U.S. embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania on a rotating basis. U.S. Ambassador...

    Russia: Writer Prilepin trades words for weapons
    Feb14

    Russia: Writer Prilepin trades words for weapons

    A famous newcomer has joined the ranks of the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Zakhar Prilepin, one of Russia’ most well-known writers, is fighting on their side – with weapons. …read more Source:...

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold
    Feb14

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold

    A senior U.N. official said Tuesday that he feared the fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine would not hold. Neal Walker, the U.N. resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, said that although calm had returned, the situation in eastern Ukraine remained very serious. The...