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    Ultra-nationalist regiment in Ukraine won’t get Canadian training, says Kenney
    Jun26

    Ultra-nationalist regiment in Ukraine won’t get Canadian training, says Kenney

    KYIV, Ukraine – Defence Minister Jason Kenney says the notorious ultra-nationalist Azov regiment will “absolutely” be excluded from the training Canadian military advisers are about to deliver in Ukraine.The paramilitary unit, which says it is the victim of a Russian smear campaign, called on Canada to refute claims that it is...

    NATO Ups the Ante In the Ukraine Crisis
    Jun26

    NATO Ups the Ante In the Ukraine Crisis

    James CardenPlacing troops and weaponry on Russia’s border will only heighten tensions in the region. …read more Source: The...

    Binding the Bear
    Jun26

    Binding the Bear

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea violated the foundations of the post-1945 global order and shattered the fundamental consensus that has so far sustained the Euro-Atlantic balance. In the face of the new uncertainty, we must rethink all major policy options for handling the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Several options are outlined below, in hopes...

    Hillary Clinton loves the ‘Chelsea’s Mom’ song that’s going viral — but some are calling it sexist
    Jun26

    Hillary Clinton loves the ‘Chelsea’s Mom’ song that’s going viral — but some are calling it sexist

    A cover of “Stacy’s Mom” that supports Hillary Clinton is racking up the views this morning after Clinton herself tweeted it last night — but some people are calling it sexist. A string quartet called Well-Strung recorded the song, called “Chelsea’s Mom.” And just like the Fountains of Wayne song it parodies,...

    Putin, do you hear me? Obama urges Russian president to pull troops from Ukraine
    Jun26

    Putin, do you hear me? Obama urges Russian president to pull troops from Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop fomenting the war in eastern Ukraine, and to work with all warring parties to fully enforce a ceasefire deal reached in February, which has existed in name only. “President Obama reiterated the need for Russia to fulfill its commitments...

    Russian Military Buildup Is Evidence Putin Plans To Seize Ukraine, Kiev Official Says
    Jun26

    Russian Military Buildup Is Evidence Putin Plans To Seize Ukraine, Kiev Official Says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin still intends to seize Ukraine despite his apparent support of last February’s Minsk ceasefire agreement between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said Friday. Poltorak’s comments came as NATO built up its military presence in Eastern Europe as a check against...

    Putin called Obama
    Jun26

    Putin called Obama

    Putin called Obama on Thursday. This was the first time the two leaders spoke in four months. Putin reportedly brought up the spread of the Islamic State’s influence n the Middle East. Ultimately, the two leaders agreed to have Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the US’ Secretary of State John Kerry met to further...

    Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must ‘Neutralize’ Putin’s Perceived Advantage
    Jun26

    Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must ‘Neutralize’ Putin’s Perceived Advantage

    Estonia’s defense chief has welcomed the U.S. decision to preposition military equipment in the Baltics and other countries on the eastern edge of the alliance, saying that a strong presence is required to diminish the potential threat of a Russian attack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin out to seize control of Ukraine, says Kiev defense chief
    Jun26

    Putin out to seize control of Ukraine, says Kiev defense chief

    KIEV (Reuters) – The West should not drop its guard over Ukraine, the country’s defense minister said on Friday, saying a build-up of Russian… …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: Here Comes The Hangover
    Jun26

    The Daily Vertical: Here Comes The Hangover

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...