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    Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons
    Aug25

    Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons

    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis condemned Russia’s attempts to “redraw international borders by force” and pledged support for Ukraine on Thursday but stopped short of promising U.S. weapons for Ukraine’s fight against pro-Russia separatists. Mattis is the first Pentagon chief in a decade to… …read more Source: Los...

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
    Aug25

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday during a visit to Ukraine that the Trump administration was “actively reviewing” whether to provide lethal defensive weapons to the war-torn country. When asked whether Russia might see such a move as a threat, Mattis responded, “Defensive weapons are not provocative unless...

    NATO Chief: 2 Experts to Attend Russia-Belarus War Games
    Aug25

    NATO Chief: 2 Experts to Attend Russia-Belarus War Games

    NATO’s chief says the military alliance will send two experts to attend Russia’s war games with Belarus, after Minsk invited them to take part. The war games, known as Zapad (West in Russian) and starting on Sept. 14, have raised tensions between NATO and Russia. Zapad will see thousands of troops and equipment from Russia and Belarus...

    U.S. Envoy On Ukraine Conflict To Meet With Russian Counterpart In Minsk
    Aug21

    U.S. Envoy On Ukraine Conflict To Meet With Russian Counterpart In Minsk

    The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, is expected to meet with a Russian representative on August 21 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher’s Curious Visit With Assange
    Aug21

    Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher’s Curious Visit With Assange

    Iconoclastic Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed that he had met Wednesday with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who still remains in his self-imposed five-year exile at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, afraid he will be subject to U.S. arrest if he leaves. The reason for the unusual meeting (Rohrabacher claims he is the first...

    U.S.-Based Group Sending Veterinarians To Treat Stray Dogs Of Chernobyl Area
    Aug21

    U.S.-Based Group Sending Veterinarians To Treat Stray Dogs Of Chernobyl Area

    A Boston-based international animal-welfare group says it is sending a veterinary team to Ukraine to treat dogs near the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Removes 1,320 Vladimir Lenin Statues, 1,000 Soviet Monuments: Report
    Aug20

    Ukraine Removes 1,320 Vladimir Lenin Statues, 1,000 Soviet Monuments: Report

    Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of Vladimir Lenin, the first Soviet dictator, following a government campaign to remove its Soviet-era symbols. In every village, town, and city controlled by Kiev, monuments to the communist leader—considered a dictator by many—were removed. The initiative was made law by President Petro Poroshenko in May...

    Russian Jews slam Moscow’s exclusion from Holocaust memorial project in Poland
    Aug20

    Russian Jews slam Moscow’s exclusion from Holocaust memorial project in Poland

    (JTA) — A leader of Russian Jews called on Poland to avoid any exclusion of Russia from an international forum that is responsible for preserving for educational purposes the former Nazi death camp of Sobibor. Mikhael Mirilashvili, the president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, issued the call Sunday, following claims by Russian officials that...

    Moscow Court Refuses To Freeze Siemens Turbines In Crimea, Pending Suit
    Aug20

    Moscow Court Refuses To Freeze Siemens Turbines In Crimea, Pending Suit

    The Arbitration Court of Moscow has declined to place a freeze on gas turbines manufactured by the German firm Siemens that were transferred to the illegally annexed region of Crimea earlier this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists Of Incendiary Attack
    Aug20

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists Of Incendiary Attack

    Officials in Ukraine have accused Russia-backed separatists of firing on the settlement of Zaitseve, in a government-controlled part of the Donbas region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...