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    NATO backs Ukraine as clashes surge: deputy chief (AFP)
    Feb09

    NATO backs Ukraine as clashes surge: deputy chief (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – All 28 NATO allies fully support Ukraine as it faces the worst upsurge in fighting against pro-Russian rebels in two years, alliance deputy head Rose Gottemoeller said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Republican senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend
    Feb09

    Republican senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend

    Eight Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to take a harder line on Russia, the clearest evidence yet that Trump struck a major nerve with members of his own party when he refused to label Vladimir Putin a killer over the weekend. The senators’ letter to Trump, led by Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), also shows that...

    Russians Who Once Protested Putin Have This Advice For Americans Troubled By Trump
    Feb09

    Russians Who Once Protested Putin Have This Advice For Americans Troubled By Trump

    MOSCOW ― “Rossiya bez Putina!” “Rossiya bez Putina!” “Russia without Putin!” “Russia without Putin!”In today’s Putin-dominated world, it’s difficult to imagine a time when chants calling for a Russia sans Vladimir could be a reality, when the Russian president wasn’t automatically deemed a force for global order (or disorder)....

    Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation
    Feb09

    Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation

    Russia has reiterated its opposition to the use of sanctions in international affairs, saying they are “rather destructive and harmful to both sides.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’— and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now
    Feb09

    Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’— and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now

    REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinRussian President Vladimir Putin has again scrambled his jets in a snap military drill meant to prepare his air force for a “time of war.” “In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and...

    Nato backs Ukraine as clashes surge: Deputy chief
    Feb09

    Nato backs Ukraine as clashes surge: Deputy chief

    Deputy head of Nato Rose Gottemoeller said its all 28 allies support Ukraine as it faces the worst upsurge in fighting against pro-Russian rebels. The alliance had stood by Ukraine since “Russian aggressive actions” began in 2014 and it would not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea, she said. …read more Source: The Times...

    Is NATO obsolete?
    Feb09

    Is NATO obsolete?

    What does US President Donald Trump think about NATO? Twice during his election campaign he rubbished it publically, saying it was “obsolete.” Yet this month, when he met UK Prime Minister Theresa May, he told her he supported NATO 100 percent. A few influential people have argued that it is indeed obsolete. One of them was William Pfaff, the...

    Agencies abuse Czech visa system in Ukraine to fuel booming illegal business
    Feb09

    Agencies abuse Czech visa system in Ukraine to fuel booming illegal business

    Reporters from public service broadcaster Czech Radio have mapped a booming business for Ukraine agents and middlemen by ensuring clients get visas for the Czech Republic or wider Schengen area. And to help ensure demand for their services, they have rigged the visa appointments system so that it is blocked to those who try to get visas by...

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?
    Feb09

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?

    MOSCOW — All died far from the front lines in circumstances unrelated to military action. They died in elaborate ambushes, car bomb attacks and, in one case, a booby-trapped elevator. The latest died Wednesday in an explosion in his office. The staccato of about half a dozen assassinations of commanders in the Russian-backed separatist army in...

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory
    Feb09

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory

    France’s top intelligence agency fears that Russia is trying to sway the upcoming presidential elections in favor of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. On Wednesday, the satirical weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné reported that France’s Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) believes a disinformation campaign coordinated...