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    U.S.-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine at the Front Lines
    Dec22

    U.S.-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine at the Front Lines

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer...

    Santa Summit Cheer Can’t Hide Finland’s Unease about Russia
    Dec22

    Santa Summit Cheer Can’t Hide Finland’s Unease about Russia

    Santa and Father Frost, not tanks and troops, have met up at the busiest border crossing between Russia and Finland. But despite the jovial ho-ho-hos in the annual show of seasonal goodwill and neighborly friendship, there lies an increasing disquiet in the Nordic nation. Finland shares a 1,300-kilometer (800-mile) border with Russia and is...

    Ukraine Calls US Drones Ineffective
    Dec22

    Ukraine Calls US Drones Ineffective

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Nathan Khazin, said US observation drones that Ukraine had earlier received, were ineffective. …read more Source: Tasnim News...

    Reforms Helping Improve Health Care in Ukraine
    Dec22

    Reforms Helping Improve Health Care in Ukraine

    The country’s minister of health explains why the prognosis is improving for care standards. …read more Source: U.S....

    The Russians who hacked the DNC found to have also hacked Ukraine’s antiquated howitzers
    Dec22

    The Russians who hacked the DNC found to have also hacked Ukraine’s antiquated howitzers

    ‘The fact that they would be helping the Russian military kill Ukrainian army personnel in Ukraine and also intervening in the U.S. election is quite chilling’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Savchenko Removed From Ukrainian Delegation To PACE
    Dec22

    Savchenko Removed From Ukrainian Delegation To PACE

    The Ukrainian parliament has removed Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko from the country’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s
    Dec22

    Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s

    Russia’s military is now stronger than any potential foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry on Thursday. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!” His comments come at the end of a year when...

    How will central Asia cope with the passing of its independence generation?
    Dec22

    How will central Asia cope with the passing of its independence generation?

    Instability and uncertainty could draw outside powers into a competitive struggle for influence over the region. It is 25 years since the five Central Asian republics emerged unexpectedly, and somewhat reluctantly, from the wreckage of the Soviet Union to stake their claim as independent countries. Against the expectations of those who predicted...

    A Last Effort at Sustaining Sanctions?
    Dec22

    A Last Effort at Sustaining Sanctions?

    Earlier this week, the European Council agreed to keep sanctions on Russia for another six months. In the run-up to the vote, there was talk of trying to extend the sanctions by a full year, but that was quickly shot down by the usual suspects. RFE/RL: “We had a discussion that luckily ended without considering the option—which would have been...

    OSCE warns of ‘massive upsurge in violence’ in Ukraine
    Dec22

    OSCE warns of ‘massive upsurge in violence’ in Ukraine

    A top monitor for the conflict in Ukraine warned Thursday that a “massive upsurge in violence” has pushed fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels to levels not seen in months. …read more Source: The Daily...