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    Saving Money On The F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America A Hell Of A Lot
    Mar18

    Saving Money On The F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America A Hell Of A Lot

    The United States Air Force is not in great shape. For starters, officials estimate it has 500 fewer pilots than it should ideally have. Plus, many of the planes those pilots would be flying aren’t in great shape. The newest jet, the F-35, is continually hammered for schedule, cost, and technological issues. The slightly older F-22 is...

    President’s choices shrink as political crises deepen
    Mar18

    President’s choices shrink as political crises deepen

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko saw his options narrow this week as he seeks to resolve Ukraine’s deepening political crises, namely the war in the Donbas and the formation of a new coalition government. His position has gotten so limited that he is considering appointing political players once considered to be off limits for...

    Nuland testifies: Reform in Ukraine is endangered by oligarchs fighting back
    Mar18

    Nuland testifies: Reform in Ukraine is endangered by oligarchs fighting back

    WASHINGTON – A top U.S. administration official has taken pointed aim at the wealthiest Ukrainian tycoons, known as oligarchs, accusing them of undermining the country’s anti-corruption reform efforts. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, warned on March 15 that, if efforts to liberalize the...

    Berlin and Paris side with Moscow  against Kyiv in Normandy group meeting
    Mar18

    Berlin and Paris side with Moscow against Kyiv in Normandy group meeting

    As anticipated (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, February 26), the Normandy group meeting on March 3-4 in Paris cornered Ukraine to extract its acceptance of “elections” in the Russian-occupied territory in the country’s east. German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier did almost all the hectoring; his French counterpart,...

    Obama: Ukraine ‘vulnerable’ to Russian ‘military domination’ no matter what U.S. does
    Mar18

    Obama: Ukraine ‘vulnerable’ to Russian ‘military domination’ no matter what U.S. does

    U.S. President Barack Obama said that Ukraine “is going to be vulnerable to military domination by Russia no matter what” the United States does. In one of a series of interviews published on March 10 that formed the basis of an article in The Atlantic magazine, Mr. Obama said that Ukraine was clearly a core […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, Turkey may forge anti-Russian alliance in Black Sea
    Mar18

    Ukraine, Turkey may forge anti-Russian alliance in Black Sea

    Russia, a common enemy since recently, has prompted Turkey and Ukraine, the big neighbors across the Black Sea, to step up political, economic and military ties. Bilateral contacts have been particularly intensive this year. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu flew to Kyiv in February, followed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s...

    Ukraine Takes Down Largest Remaining Lenin Statue
    Mar18

    Ukraine Takes Down Largest Remaining Lenin Statue

    A city in Ukraine bid good riddance to the country’s largest remaining statue of Vladimir Lenin. It took a crane to lift the 20 meter-tall, 40-ton statue of the Soviet leader from its pedestal in the city of Zaporizhia. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada, U.S. comment on anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Canada, U.S. comment on anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and the U.S. State Department both released statements on the second anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion stated: “This month marks the second anniversary of Russia’s...

    Putin visits Crimea to mark 2-year anniversary annexation
    Mar18

    Putin visits Crimea to mark 2-year anniversary annexation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin travelled to Crimea on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the peninsula’s annexation and inspect construction of a bridge meant to link it to mainland Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Why Putin Went Into Syria
    Mar18

    Why Putin Went Into Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on March 14 that he would begin withdrawing his main forces from Syria. Russia appears to have deployed about 70 aircraft and more than 4,000 support personnel to protect and maintain the aircraft. It was not a major deployment, but it shifted the situation on the ground. Before the deployment there had...