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    Ukrainian President: ‘Record Number’ of Russian Troops on Border
    Jul14

    Ukrainian President: ‘Record Number’ of Russian Troops on Border

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said there are a “record number” of Russian troops on his country’s border with Russia. Speaking on Ukrainian television, Poroshenko said that the information came from NATO, U.S. and E.U. sources as well as Ukrainian intelligence. Reports of an increasing Russian presence on the border...

    We Are All Ukrainians
    Jul14

    We Are All Ukrainians

    The tale of two realities: an expensive motorcycle parked outside Tiffany’s in Lviv beside a memorial to a fallen hero in the War against Russia — Diane Francis My first visit to Ukraine was in February 1992 and the City of Kiev was gray, bleak and joyless as was the rest of the Soviet Union. Last month I re-visited — 23 years...

    Russian Black Sea Submarine Presence Revived As It Looks To Strengthen Military Position Near Crimea
    Jul14

    Russian Black Sea Submarine Presence Revived As It Looks To Strengthen Military Position Near Crimea

    Russian will send new diesel-electric submarines to its Black Sea port of Novorossiysk in 2016 as it looks to reinforce its naval presence in the region, reported the Russian news agency Tass. The naval base, which lies about 60 miles from the annexed Crimean peninsula, will alarm NATO and European Union (EU) leaders, who will see the move as an...

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops
    Jul14

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials are considering expanding the American military training mission in Ukraine to include army and special operations troops, likely focusing on issues like tactics and combat medicine, a top U.S. Army general said on Monday. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, the head of U.S. Army forces in...

    Russia Black Sea Submarine Presence Revived As It Looks To Strengthen Military Position Near Crimea
    Jul14

    Russia Black Sea Submarine Presence Revived As It Looks To Strengthen Military Position Near Crimea

    Russian will send new diesel-electric submarines to its Black Sea port of Novorossiysk next year as it looks to reinforce its naval presence in the region, reported Tass, a Russian government news agency. …read more Source: International Business...

    Collapse of barracks in Russia kills 23 soldiers
    Jul13

    Collapse of barracks in Russia kills 23 soldiers

    MOSCOW — A late-night barracks collapse killed 23 people and wounded at least 19 others in south-central Russia, as soldiers at a training center for airborne forces were crushed in their beds by a cascade of concrete and metal, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. Officials announced the death toll Monday after finishing an all-night...

    Ukraine Nationalists: Country Headed for Coup
    Jul13

    Ukraine Nationalists: Country Headed for Coup

    In recent days, the kind of armed violence previously limited to Ukraine’s beleaguered east came within 30 miles of the country’s European Union borders. In the city of Mukacheve, one person was killed in a Saturday gun fight between members of far-right nationalists known as Right Sector and security guards connected to a Ukrainian...

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Stephen Harper to sign Canada-Ukraine trade deal Tuesday
    Jul13

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Stephen Harper to sign Canada-Ukraine trade deal Tuesday

    The embattled government of Ukraine has reached a free trade agreement with Canada, sources tell CBC News. The deal will be signed Tuesday when Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk visits the Quebec hamlet of Chelsea to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose summer residence is at nearby Harrington Lake. Yatsenyuk is on a visit to the...

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Stephen Harper to sign Canada-Ukraine trade deal Tuesday
    Jul13

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Stephen Harper to sign Canada-Ukraine trade deal Tuesday

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Ukrainian counterpart will sign a free trade agreement Tuesday at a meeting in Chelsea, Que., near Harper’s summer cottage at Harrington Lake, CBC News has learned. …read more Source:...

    General: US considers expanding Ukraine training to army
    Jul13

    General: US considers expanding Ukraine training to army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is considering a plan to expand its military training of Ukrainian forces to include army soldiers, the commander of… …read more Source:...