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    U.S. To Train Ukraine Military Following Russian Agression
    Jul25

    U.S. To Train Ukraine Military Following Russian Agression

    WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday.”This training is part of our long-running defense...

    Biden Says U.S. Welcomes Ukrainian Demilitarized Zone Proposal
    Jul25

    Biden Says U.S. Welcomes Ukrainian Demilitarized Zone Proposal

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden July 24 welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to create a 30-kilometer demilitarized zone along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Makes Crucial Eurobond Interest Payment, Averts Debt Default
    Jul25

    Ukraine Makes Crucial Eurobond Interest Payment, Averts Debt Default

    Ukraine on July 24 made a crucial Eurobond interest payment that kept the war-torn country from slipping into technical default and potential isolation from global credit markets. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible
    Jul25

    Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible

    In 1867, then Prime Minister of Prussia Otto von Bismarck (who, with parallels today, maintained German hegemony over Europe) famously said that politics is the art of the possible. If you don’t have to deal with a political opponent, you can dream up the perfect policy. But when you have an opponent, you have to set aside the dream and...

    Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?
    Jul25

    Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?

    Franklin Templeton bond manager Michael Hasenstab wants Kiev to pay back money it doesn’t have. If he stands firm, Ukraine’s fragile economy could implode. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos
    Jul25

    Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos

    Ukraine’s former intelligence chief says Russia is financing and organizing training camps from within Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern provinces in order to destabilize the country. “Up to 30 camps in Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea are training subversive groups, providing them with weapons and sending them on missions throughout...

    US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops, Stick to Nonlethal Aid
    Jul25

    US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops, Stick to Nonlethal Aid

    The Obama administration said Friday that it would expand training of Ukrainian security forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. is already training Ukrainian national guard units. In the fall, officials said, the mission will be expanded to include “small unit training” of regular...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Thousands Of Ukrainian Troops On Border With Russian-Influenced Transnistria In South
    Jul25

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Thousands Of Ukrainian Troops On Border With Russian-Influenced Transnistria In South

    Ukraine on Friday placed up to 7,000 troops on its southern border with the breakaway Moldovan state of Transnistria fearing pro-Russian hostility in the region, according to 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, has been...

    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...