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    Cyberwar Is Here to Stay
    Feb24

    Cyberwar Is Here to Stay

    Last week, The New York Times revealed that the Obama administration had prepared a cyberattack plan to be carried out against Iran in the event diplomatic negotiations failed to limit that country’s nuclear weapons development. The plan, code-named Nitro Zeus, was said to be capable of disabling Iran’s air defenses, communications...

    Of Syria, Dead Donbas Commanders, and Ukraine Fatigue
    Feb24

    Of Syria, Dead Donbas Commanders, and Ukraine Fatigue

    Ukraine muddled through 2015, meeting neither the exalted expectations of the country’s boosters nor the malevolent hopes of its detractors. Its major accomplishment for the year sounds rather minimalist, but is important nonetheless: the country survived. Since the retreat from Debaltseve in early 2015, Ukrainian forces have managed to...

    MH17: Report claims Russian soldiers downed plane in Ukraine
    Feb24

    MH17: Report claims Russian soldiers downed plane in Ukraine

    A British-led online investigation has linked Russian soldiers to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014. Up to 100 Russian soldiers and officers could have known about or been involved in the plane’s downing on July 17, 2014, according to the Bellingcat report, published this week. … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia agree to lift restrictions on truck transit
    Feb24

    Ukraine, Russia agree to lift restrictions on truck transit

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — After 10 days of bans on trucks transporting goods between the two countries both Russian and Ukrainian officials agreed to remove restrictions. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia gives a gift of 10,000 automatic rifles to Afghanistan
    Feb24

    Russia gives a gift of 10,000 automatic rifles to Afghanistan

    KABUL: Afghan officials took delivery of 10,000 automatic rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition as a gift from Russia on Wednesday, another sign of deepening involvement by Moscow in the war-torn country. Dependent almost entirely on foreign aid, Afghan security forces are struggling to secure the country amid a rising insurgency. As the...

    Russia gives Afghanistan 10,000 Kalashnikovs
    Feb24

    Russia gives Afghanistan 10,000 Kalashnikovs

    Members of a Afghanistan National Policemen glow their AK-47 rifles during a sharpened march taught by US Marines during Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province on Jun 19, 2012. PHOTO: AFP KABUL: Russia delivered 10,000 Kalashnikovs to a Afghan supervision on Wednesday, with officials observant they were for a quarrel “against terrorism”, a day...

    Russia Calls Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Entry On Crimean History ‘Politicized’
    Feb24

    Russia Calls Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Entry On Crimean History ‘Politicized’

    It’s usually a contest full of bright lights, powerful vocals and questionable outfits, but this year’s Eurovision song contest is already shaping up as the next political rift between Russia and Ukraine. Russian officials have criticized Ukraine’s selection of the song “1944” as a political choice. …read more...

    Conflicting parties in Ukraine once again exchange POWs
    Feb24

    Conflicting parties in Ukraine once again exchange POWs

    “After quite a lengthy break in releasing the illegally detained some shifts we’ve been looking forward to have happened at last. On 20 February ten people were released, including six by the Ukrainian government and four by individual districts of Donetsk Oblast,” said Martin Sajdik. …read more Source:...

    Checkpoint at contact line in Ukraine to open in March
    Feb24

    Checkpoint at contact line in Ukraine to open in March

    Martin Sajdik said: “The Ukrainian side has confirmed they are ready to open a checkpoint for automobiles and humanitarian cargoes near the population center of Zolotoye. If security conditions are met, the checkpoint will be opened in early March.” …read more Source:...

    Syrian opposition yet to agree to fighting halt (Video)
    Feb24

    Syrian opposition yet to agree to fighting halt (Video)

    By Tom Perry Syria‘s main opposition group said it has yet to commit to a US-Russian plan to stop fighting in Syria on Saturday, underlining rebel doubts over a deal they fear will not prevent Russian air strikes against them. Combatants are required to say whether they will agree to the “cessation of hostilities” by noon on Friday (1000 GMT),...