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    Canada asked to help train new Ukrainian cops
    Dec17

    Canada asked to help train new Ukrainian cops

    Ukraine’s newly appointed chief of the national police is asking Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for more help in establishing and training a professional security force. …read more Source: Global...

    More Canadian police trainers wanted in Ukraine as country on the edge of reform
    Dec17

    More Canadian police trainers wanted in Ukraine as country on the edge of reform

    OTTAWA — Ukraine’s newly appointed chief of the national police is asking Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for more help in establishing and training a professional security force. Khatia Dekanoidze made the pitch to both RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion in separate meetings over the last two...

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay Off Debt to Russia
    Dec17

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay Off Debt to Russia

    Ukraine faces a looming debt default after the country’s finance ministry said Thursday that the country cannot make a $3 billion debt due to Russia this weekend without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors. Ukraine, which is supposed to pay down the debt by Sunday, said it is ready to keep negotiating with...

    Ukraine War Freezes Over as State Department Updates Travel Warning
    Dec17

    Ukraine War Freezes Over as State Department Updates Travel Warning

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Ukraine war approaches its third calendar year, daily skirmishes threaten to unglue a shaky truce. The consequences of Russia’s military pivot to Syria, meanwhile, remain foggy. The U.S. State Department on Monday updated its travel warning for Ukraine, urging all U.S. citizens in the eastern Donbas region and in...

    Putin’s Wide-Ranging News Conference
    Dec17

    Putin’s Wide-Ranging News Conference

    Alexander Zemlianichenko / APRussian President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference Thursday, a wide-ranging event that lasted more than three hours. Putin didn’t mince his words when discussing his country’s military intervention in Syria, its relations with Turkey after the shooting down of a Russian warplane, and its...

    Moscow Court Releases Jailed Pro-Ukraine Stunt Performer
    Dec17

    Moscow Court Releases Jailed Pro-Ukraine Stunt Performer

    A Moscow court on December 17 released a Russian man who was jailed after taking part in a stunt in the Russian capital as part of a pro-Ukraine demonstration. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian president: Russia is boosting military presence in eastern Ukraine
    Dec17

    Ukrainian president: Russia is boosting military presence in eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s leader has accused Russia of increasing its military presence in eastern Ukraine, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to see the armed conflict there ended as quickly as possible. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poroshenko: Russia boosting military in Ukraine’s east
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Russia boosting military in Ukraine’s east

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine’s leader has accused Russia of increasing its military presence in eastern Ukraine, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to see the armed conflict there ended as quickly as possible. During a visit to NATO headquarters, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday there was a “growing...

    L. TODD WOOD: Vladimir Putin admits Russian troops were in East Ukraine
    Dec17

    L. TODD WOOD: Vladimir Putin admits Russian troops were in East Ukraine

    A few days after Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to the tsar’s court in Moscow, several obvious things have happened. Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that Russian troops were in East Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund has declared the $3 billion bond Ukraine owes to Russia as “official,” …...

    Video: Ukraine minister throws glass of water at governor in spat
    Dec17

    Video: Ukraine minister throws glass of water at governor in spat

    Ukraine’s interior minister, Arsen Avakov throws a glass of water at Odessa regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili during a meeting, after the former Georgian president accuses Avakov of corruption …read more Source: The Globe and...