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    Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets as NATO faces off against Russia
    Jul08

    Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets as NATO faces off against Russia

    WARSAW, Poland – Canada is deploying what the Liberal government describes as its largest sustained military contingent to Europe in more than a decade, as NATO prepares for a protracted standoff with a resurgent Russia. In Poland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada will send troops and fighter jets to eastern Europe,...

    Key details still up in the air as Trudeau pledges military support to NATO
    Jul08

    Key details still up in the air as Trudeau pledges military support to NATO

    WARSAW, Poland — Key details about Canada’s plan to help a NATO force in Eastern Europe remain in limbo, officials say, as Canada waits to see what other countries will contribute to the cause. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at the NATO leaders’ summit in Poland on Friday that Canada will take command of a 1,000-strong...

    US President Barack Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit
    Jul08

    US President Barack Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit

    US President Barack Obama urges NATO leaders to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Why hundreds of British troops are heading to Eastern Europe
    Jul08

    Why hundreds of British troops are heading to Eastern Europe

    Description Soldiers take part in a Nato military sea exercise in Poland last year Credits Janek Skarzynski/Getty Alt Text Soldier Battalion will act as ‘trip-wire’ in Poland and Estonia to deter further Russian aggression One-Minute Read …read more Source: The...

    Yatsenyuk thanks U.S. for support and ‘real commitment’ to Ukraine
    Jul08

    Yatsenyuk thanks U.S. for support and ‘real commitment’ to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the leader of Ukraine’s People’s Front party and – until two months ago – his country’s prime minister, visited Washington in the last week of June for talks with U.S. government officials and organizations involved and interested in Ukraine’s positive development. And, as did his successor,...

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko
    Jul08

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko

    Charges mark first major anti-corruption case in post-Maidan period KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on July 5 to strip political immunity from National Deputy Aleksandr Onyshchenko and arrest him for criminal charges related to the alleged theft of $64 million through fictitious firms set up in the natural gas trade, which has long been...

    Elections in Belarus: The Continuation of a New Model?
    Jul08

    Elections in Belarus: The Continuation of a New Model?

    Belarusian oppositional coalition ahead of elections. Photo: belarusinfocus.info The parliamentary election campaign has begun in Belarus. There was little protest during the 2015 presidential elections. Elections are not elections as such, but became more a self-appointment of Lukashenka through an electoral façade. Yet the elections were...

    Ukrainian opera singer killed  while fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jul08

    Ukrainian opera singer killed while fighting in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian opera singer who left the Paris National Opera two years ago to fight Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine was killed on June 29 by sniper fire. The death of Vasyl Slipak, 41, was confirmed by Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, in a Twitter posting on June 29. Media […] …read...

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends  jitters through countries on EU’s fringe
    Jul08

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends jitters through countries on EU’s fringe

    The mood in Kyiv was glum after Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union following a countrywide referendum. The city saw deadly mass protests two years ago in defense of Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Union, and news of the Brexit vote met with dismay in the Ukrainian capital. Officials mostly put on a […]...

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote
    Jul08

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote

    While the global media is busy discussing mainly the economic consequences of the Brexit vote, Ukraine is wary of the political ones. On the one hand, the significance of the United Kingdom as an export market for Ukraine is quite small. And the ensuing turbulence in the debt markets stemming from the U.K.’s decision to […] …read more...