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    US to expand Ukraine military training
    Jul25

    US to expand Ukraine military training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to expand its training of Ukrainian security forces with small-unit exercises for personnel from Kiev’s Defense Ministry, the Obama administration said Friday. …read more Source: CNS...

    French Lawmakers Visit Crimea, to the Dismay of Officials Back Home
    Jul25

    French Lawmakers Visit Crimea, to the Dismay of Officials Back Home

    The visit to the territory annexed by Russia, was condemned by France’s government, but the lawmakers, most of them center-right, said the trip was a private initiative. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. to Train More Ukrainian Troops
    Jul25

    U.S. to Train More Ukrainian Troops

    The United States will expand its current training programs for troops in Ukraine to include army and special operations military forces, the State Department said Friday. The training will likely focus on lessons in tactics and combat medicine, Reuters reports. The expanded program will not include any lethal weapons or aide, a State Department...

    Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev
    Jul25

    Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of no use on a complaint — or worse, would demand a bribe. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: 7,000 Ukrainian Troops On Border With Russian-Influenced Transnistria In South
    Jul24

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: 7,000 Ukrainian Troops On Border With Russian-Influenced Transnistria In South

    Ukraine on Friday placed as many as 7,000 troops on its southern border with the breakaway Moldovan state of Transnistria fearing pro-Russian hostility in the region, according to the pro-Russian news agency Tass. The small state, which is situated on a thin strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine,...

    Being An Athlete Isn’t Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn’t Be
    Jul24

    Being An Athlete Isn’t Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn’t Be

    After Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones began tweeting about #BlackLivesMatter on Thursday, someone responded by telling the college athlete on Twitter to just “worry about getting us fans another championship….. Stay out of this bullshit.” Jones quickly issued his own take, and the debate shifted from the issue of African...

    French delegation’s visit to Crimea angers foreign ministers
    Jul24

    French delegation’s visit to Crimea angers foreign ministers

    Jared M. FeldschreiberSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, July 24 (UPI) — The foreign ministries of Ukraine and France have criticized a private visit to Crimea by a delegation of French parliament members. …read more Source: United Press...

    Lessons In Democracy On Ukraine’s Front Line
    Jul24

    Lessons In Democracy On Ukraine’s Front Line

    In a stuffy basement a block off Prospekt Lenina (Mariupol’s main street, which is named after Vladimir Lenin), about 30 Mariupol residents recently gathered for a lesson in democracy. It was raining and thundering outside. And, like during most storms in Mariupol since the war began in spring 2014, it wasn’t immediately clear if the...

    US to expand Ukraine military training
    Jul24

    US to expand Ukraine military training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is planning to expand its training of Ukrainian security forces with small-unit exercises for personnel from Kiev’s Defense Ministry. …read more Source: U.S....

    Is MH17 Putin’s Katyn Wood Massacre?
    Jul24

    Is MH17 Putin’s Katyn Wood Massacre?

    Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through. However, he uses Russia’s veto within the UN Security Council in the vain pursuit of pressing upon the world fairy tales and...