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    Defense Chief Says Ukraine Still Needs Weapons
    Mar17

    Defense Chief Says Ukraine Still Needs Weapons

    Two years into a war that has been largely forgotten, Ukraine’s defense minister says his country still needs lethal assistance to stop further Russian aggression while the Ukrainian military continues to modernize. General Stepan Poltorak sat down with VOA recently to discuss the challenges Ukrainian armed forces face. He said his military...

    More Canadian troops sent to Eastern Europe on training mission
    Mar17

    More Canadian troops sent to Eastern Europe on training mission

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies and the deployment follows a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Global...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Mar17

    What We’re Following This Evening

    The refugee crisis: The number of migrants and refugees at the camp in Idomeni, a Greek village near the country’s border with Macedonia, is growing each day. Macedonia has constructed a razor-wire fence there to keep people from entering, but some have tried to break through. Simon Shuster at TIME has this harrowing dispatch from Macedonia...

    Obama urges Putin to release Ukrainian pilot Savchenko
    Mar16

    Obama urges Putin to release Ukrainian pilot Savchenko

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) to release Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (SAHV’-chen-koh) from Russian prison. …read more Source: U.S....

    Why Putin Has Pulled Russia Out of Syria
    Mar16

    Why Putin Has Pulled Russia Out of Syria

    Back in Sept. 30 2015, when Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced the deployment of the Russian air force in Syria, the consensus was that this would prove to be a costly mistake. Critics argued that airstrikes alone would not make any tangible difference to the facts on the ground. The seemingly endless U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic...

    Pro-Russian Crimeans Unveil Monument to Annexation Troops
    Mar16

    Pro-Russian Crimeans Unveil Monument to Annexation Troops

    Pro-Russian officials in Crimea have celebrated the second anniversary of Russia’s annexing the peninsula from Ukraine by unveiling a monument to the troops who helped make it happen. But despite the fanfare, not everyone is happy about the new the statue. Crimea’s ascension into Russia in 2014 continues to be a controversial issue....

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine
    Mar16

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies and the deployment follows a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: CTV...

    The New Reality in Syria: Why Russia Announced a Military Withdrawal and Saudi Arabia Is Taking on Hezbollah
    Mar16

    The New Reality in Syria: Why Russia Announced a Military Withdrawal and Saudi Arabia Is Taking on Hezbollah

    Unpacking a series of surprising moves by the big players in Syria. Unexpectedly, Russia’s Vladimir Putin announced early this week that the bulk of his armed forces would withdraw from Syria. Putin says Russia attained its objective in this intervention. What were its aims? They were three, and each has been substantially met.To bolster...

    Ukraine’s Top Prosecutor Returns To Work Despite Resignation
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s Top Prosecutor Returns To Work Despite Resignation

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor, who had reportedly resigned last month amid domestic and international pressure and accusations of stonewalling reforms, has resumed his duties. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine
    Mar16

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies, and their deployment from Valcartier, Que., comes following a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. The over 100 soldiers, from the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, will be...