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    OSCE Warns of Intensified Fighting in Ukraine’s Separatist East
    Apr16

    OSCE Warns of Intensified Fighting in Ukraine’s Separatist East

    Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops has increased sharply in eastern Ukraine in defiance of calls to observe a year-old peace agreement, the head of an international monitoring mission said Friday. The February 2015 Minsk cease-fire deal failed to completely halt the conflict that is now in its third year....

    Russia Calls NATO’s Europe Military Buildup ‘Absolutely Unjustified’ Ahead Of First Meeting Since Ukraine Conflict
    Apr15

    Russia Calls NATO’s Europe Military Buildup ‘Absolutely Unjustified’ Ahead Of First Meeting Since Ukraine Conflict

    The first meeting between NATO and the Russia Council since the start of the conflict in Ukraine is already off to a rough start. The Kremlin said Friday it would use the meeting scheduled for Wednesday as an opportunity to protest the military and political alliance’s buildup in the Baltic region. …read more Source: International...

    TAC Talks Foreign Policy In Dallas
    Apr15

    TAC Talks Foreign Policy In Dallas

    If I were you, I would strongly consider going to this event: The American Conservative presents “What Impact Will the 2016 Campaign Have on U.S. Foreign Policy?” — a discussion with some of the magazine’s most prominent contributors. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from: Daniel Larison, senior editor, The American...

    Russia’s Dangerous T-14 Armata Tank: Ready for War Next Year?
    Apr15

    Russia’s Dangerous T-14 Armata Tank: Ready for War Next Year?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Why NATO should be VERY worried. The Russian Ground Forces are set to take delivery of the first production models of the T-14 Armata main battle tank starting in 2017. The Russian army has taken delivery of twenty pre-production version of the tank for operational testing—which is currently under way just outside...

    Stolen Dutch paintings worth $280,000 recovered by Ukraine
    Apr15

    Stolen Dutch paintings worth $280,000 recovered by Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 15 (UPI) — Ukrainian authorities said Friday they recovered a cache of four paintings and other items stolen from a Dutch art gallery. …read more Source: United Press...

    Did Ukraine power grid hack give Russia an edge? (+ video)
    Apr15

    Did Ukraine power grid hack give Russia an edge? (+ video)

    At an Atlantic Council event Thursday, experts said that a Ukrainian power outage allegedly triggered by Russian hackers may be just a small piece of Moscow’s cybersecurity strategy. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Polio Could Be Eradicated Globally By End Of Decade: Experts
    Apr15

    Polio Could Be Eradicated Globally By End Of Decade: Experts

    LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – In a huge immunisation effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be the final push against polio.Stopping transmission of the contagious viral disease that has infected millions is possible within a year, experts say. And full, official, global eradication could be declared...

    Verkhovna Rada approves new Cabinet to be led by Volodymyr Groysman
    Apr15

    Verkhovna Rada approves new Cabinet to be led by Volodymyr Groysman

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on April 14 to approve a reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers, including its new prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, the parliamentary chairman who has long been a close political ally to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The votes put an end to a political crisis that began in mid-February, when the...

    Volodymyr Groysman:  loyal Poroshenko ally
    Apr15

    Volodymyr Groysman: loyal Poroshenko ally

    The man identified by Ukraine’s outgoing prime minister as his successor, Volodymyr Groysman, is a 38-year-old loyalist of President Petro Poroshenko who was thrust onto the national scene after the Euro-Maidan unrest that toppled a government. Mr. Groysman’s meteoric rise from mayoral upstart to speaker of a notoriously obstreperous...

    Patriotic volunteers crucial to Ukraine’s fight against Putin
    Apr15

    Patriotic volunteers crucial to Ukraine’s fight against Putin

    Two sets of volunteers have been crucial in the battle to defeat Vladimir Putin’s imperialism in eastern Ukraine. The first has been Ukrainian patriots who joined volunteer battalions. The second – just as important – has been the civilian volunteers throughout Ukraine who have supplied food, fresh water, uniforms, medical supplies, showers...