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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Russian security chief warns of growing security threat to CIS
    Oct29

    Russian security chief warns of growing security threat to CIS

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Speaking at a conference in Moscow on October 28, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Aleksandr Bortnikov said that Russia initiated its campaign of air strikes in Syria primarily to prevent militants fighting with Islamic State (IS) from returning to their home countries in the former Soviet Union, RFE/RL...

    South China Sea dispute: As Obama weighed patrol to counter China, Pentagon urged faster action
    Oct29

    South China Sea dispute: As Obama weighed patrol to counter China, Pentagon urged faster action

    South China Sea islands. The U.S. naval challenge to China’s territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea this week came after months of frustration within the Pentagon at what some defense officials saw as unnecessary delays by the White House and State Department in approving the mission. As early as mid-May, the Pentagon was...

    NATO threatens to send 4,000 troops to Russian borders amid fears it could INFURIATE Putin
    Oct29

    NATO threatens to send 4,000 troops to Russian borders amid fears it could INFURIATE Putin

    NATO allies are set to infuriate Vladimir Putin by sending thousands of troops to countries bordering Russia. …read more Source:...

    U.N. Plans New Working Groups Aimed at Nuclear Disarmament
    Oct29

    U.N. Plans New Working Groups Aimed at Nuclear Disarmament

    By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 2015 (IPS)Against the backdrop of a potential military confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers – the United States and Russia – the United Nations is taking a significant step towards a hitherto impossible goal: nuclear disarmament.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (front row, centre...

    LINDSEY GRAHAM: ‘Make me commander-in-chief, and this crap stops’
    Oct29

    LINDSEY GRAHAM: ‘Make me commander-in-chief, and this crap stops’

    Presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) argued during Wednesday night’s Republican “undercard” debate that he would bring a muscular approach to foreign policy into the White House. Graham, one of the most hawkish Republican members of the Senate, said American adversaries are “walking all...

    Ukraine Military Update: Soldiers Eat Rotten Food, Forced To Buy Equipment As Poor Conditions Still Visible On The Front Lines
    Oct29

    Ukraine Military Update: Soldiers Eat Rotten Food, Forced To Buy Equipment As Poor Conditions Still Visible On The Front Lines

    After 18 months of conflict in eastern Ukraine, a video shows Ukrainian soldiers still are not equipped properly and need to rely on the generosity of locals to provide them with fresh food. At a checkpoint near the southern city of Mariupol, soldiers showed off rotten food, local news channel Ukraine Today reported Wednesday. …read more...

    Turkey Takes Gazprom to Court
    Oct29

    Turkey Takes Gazprom to Court

    Last December, Vladimir Putin announced Russia would no longer be pursuing the construction of the so-called “Southern Stream” gas pipeline, meant to connect Gazprom with its southern European customers through the Black Sea, through Bulgaria. Southern Stream’s scuppering was seen as a diplomatic defeat for Putin and a win for the West—the...

    Former Georgian president brings the fight against corruption to Ukraine
    Oct29

    Former Georgian president brings the fight against corruption to Ukraine

    Mikhail Saakashvili has successfully made the unprecedented transition from being president of the former Soviet republic of Georgia to his current post as governor of Odessa in Ukraine. But he’s got much political work yet to do. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid
    Oct29

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid

    Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko says she’d seen the lady on the TV news the night before, but “then the lights went off at our place.”The U.S. hopes agriculture in places… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid
    Oct28

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid

    VELYKI PRYTSKY, Ukraine—Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko says she’d seen the lady on the TV news the night before, but “then the lights went off at our place.” The U.S. hopes agriculture in places like this dilapidated village will help...