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    Will Russia Go To War With Ukraine? Kiev Begins Missile Drills Close To Crimea Despite Moscow’s Threats
    Dec01

    Will Russia Go To War With Ukraine? Kiev Begins Missile Drills Close To Crimea Despite Moscow’s Threats

    The Ukrainian military said Thursday that Kiev had begun missile launch drills close to the border with Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula, ignoring Moscow’s threats of a retaliatory strike. “The launches have already begun, so everything is going according to plan,” Vladimir Kryzhanovsky, chief of the southern branch of the Ukrainian...

    Russia manoeuvres warships as Ukraine conducts missile tests
    Dec01

    Russia manoeuvres warships as Ukraine conducts missile tests

    Warships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have taken up position off Crimea’s western coastline to help strengthen the peninsula’s air defences in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine holds planned missile tests
    Dec01

    Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine holds planned missile tests

    Stephen FellerKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Russian air defenses have been put on high alert ahead of Ukraine’s planned missile tests this weekend, warning they will retaliate if the tests go forward. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Detains 2 Ukrainian Army Deserters Who Crossed Border
    Dec01

    Russia Detains 2 Ukrainian Army Deserters Who Crossed Border

    Russian border guards said they detained two Ukrainian soldiers who deserted from the Ukrainian armed forces and crossed the border into Russia. Russian news agencies quoted the border guard service in the southern region of Rostov-on-Don on November 30 as saying the two men deserted because they were tired of fighting. There was no immediate...

    Stranger Danger: Spyhunters Tell Lithuanians to be Wary
    Dec01

    Stranger Danger: Spyhunters Tell Lithuanians to be Wary

    A single mother takes a kindly man into her confidence. A student is plied with beer by a smiling stranger. Beguiling scenes. But Lithuanians are being urged in TV ads to be wary of the kindness of strangers and call a new “spyline” to check if they are being lured into espionage by foreign agents. By foreign agents, Lithuania means the Kremlin....

    This Is The Kind Of President Donald Trump Is Replacing
    Dec01

    This Is The Kind Of President Donald Trump Is Replacing

    WASHINGTON ― On Aug. 5, 2015, when President Barack Obama was making the case for the Iran nuclear deal, he journeyed uptown to American University, where decades earlier John F. Kennedy had delivered a famous address on peace and the future of nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.Hoping to bathe himself in some of the glow of JFK, Obama...

    Ukraine Missile Tests, Planned Near Crimea, Anger Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine Missile Tests, Planned Near Crimea, Anger Russia

    Ukraine is due to start two days of missile tests Thursday, a move that has angered Russia, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert on the annexed Crimean Peninsula. The disagreement marks a fresh escalation in tensions between the onetime allies, whose relations collapsed in 2014 after Russia seized Crimea and backed pro-Russian...

    Putin promised Ukrainians sanctuary from their war; it hasn’t exactly happened.
    Dec01

    Putin promised Ukrainians sanctuary from their war; it hasn’t exactly happened.

    Perhaps 1 million Ukrainians have settled in Russia since the conflict in Ukraine began in 2014. President Vladimir Putin promised that Russian-speaking Ukrainians would be welcome. But it was largely an empty gesture. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
    Dec01

    Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

    The $2.2-billion structure has been edged into place over an existing crumbling dome that the Soviets built in haste when disaster struck three decades ago. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    ‘We Need to Know We’re Not Alone’: Ukraine’s Soldiers Carry the Burden of a Nation at War
    Dec01

    ‘We Need to Know We’re Not Alone’: Ukraine’s Soldiers Carry the Burden of a Nation at War

    MARINKA, Ukraine—As the war in Ukraine nears its third calendar year, Ukrainian troops remain entrenched along a static front line in eastern Ukraine where they exchange small arms and artillery fire with combined Russian-separatist forces every day. More than 21 months after it was signed, the cease-fire is a charade. The war may be at a lower...