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    Britain scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers
    Feb17

    Britain scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers

    British Typhoon fighter jets were sent to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards British airspace today, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence said. Intercepts of Russian aircraft by Nato have increased over the last year amid heightened tensions between the West and Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. – Reuters, February 17, 2016....

    However Annoying, Failure to Engage Russia Is Not an Option
    Feb17

    However Annoying, Failure to Engage Russia Is Not an Option

    CANBERRA—U.N. negotiations to end the five-year civil war in Syria and form a transitional government will resume at the end of this month. With 250,000 people dead and more than half of the 22 million pre-war population either internally displaced or refugees, the talks are a litmus test for the key external stakeholders, especially the United...

    The Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Electrical Infrastructure: Another Warning
    Feb17

    The Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Electrical Infrastructure: Another Warning

    For some time, security experts have warned that critical services – for example, electricity and water supplies – can be attacked through cyberspace. The assumption is that such action requires sophisticated capabilities in cyber intelligence, technology, and operations, and possession of such capabilities is usually attributed to countries that...

    Pro-Russian Leader Of Belarus Community In Crimea Arrested 
    Feb17

    Pro-Russian Leader Of Belarus Community In Crimea Arrested 

    A leader of the tiny Belarusian community in Crimea, who is known for his pro-Russia stance, has been detained on fraud and bribery charges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Yatsenyuk hobbled despite winning no-confidence vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Yatsenyuk hobbled despite winning no-confidence vote

    Ukraine’s pro-Western government has been left politically weakened and under even fiercer pressure from foreign allies to pursue reforms needed for the release of vital aid despite narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ex-PM Tymoshenko’s faction quits Ukraine governing coalition
    Feb17

    Ex-PM Tymoshenko’s faction quits Ukraine governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine saw more political turmoil Wednesday, as former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced that her faction was withdrawing from the governing coalition, which she criticized as an obstacle to reforms. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine over $3B debt
    Feb17

    Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine over $3B debt

    Russia filed a lawsuit against Ukraine on Wednesday at London’s High Court in connection with a $3 billion Eurobond debt. …read more Source:...

    Russia sues Ukraine in London over unpaid $3B debt: minister
    Feb17

    Russia sues Ukraine in London over unpaid $3B debt: minister

    Russia has filed a lawsuit against Ukraine at the High Court in London over a disputed $3 billion loan that Moscow says Kiev has refused to pay back, the finance minister said Wednesday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Trilateral contact group on Ukraine in closed-door talks in Minsk
    Feb17

    Trilateral contact group on Ukraine in closed-door talks in Minsk

    The trilateral contact group on Ukraine has resumed talks in Minsk. The meeting is attended by representatives of some districts of Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine PM says needs to reshuffle the coalition
    Feb17

    Ukraine PM says needs to reshuffle the coalition

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that it was essential to reshuffle the ruling coalition, adding that he was in discussions with political groups, including the populist Radical party, in that regard. …read more Source: Channel...