: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel “like playing a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping...

    Russia Steps Up Military Modernization – But at What Cost?
    Jun12

    Russia Steps Up Military Modernization – But at What Cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it “feel like a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization drive...

    Ukrainian Activists Welcome Saakashvili In Odesa
    Jun12

    Ukrainian Activists Welcome Saakashvili In Odesa

    Around 300 Ukrainian activists gathered outside the main administration building in Odesa on June 11 to meet the new governor of the region, former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. After briefly chatting with them outside, he invited them in for a question-and-answer session. Saakashvili drew applause pledging that he would be like a...

    Gas Pipeline Damaged By Shelling In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun12

    Gas Pipeline Damaged By Shelling In Eastern Ukraine

    The gas transport company Ukrtransgaz said gas supplies would be cut to three towns — including the port city of Mariupol — as repair work, expected to take up to two days, is carried out. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia rumbles forward with ambitious military modernization drive _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia rumbles forward with ambitious military modernization drive _ but at what cost?

    It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel “like playing a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization drive that...

    Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun12

    Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

    Russian-backed separatists attacked positions of the Ukrainian army’s 93rd mechanized brigade defending the village of Pisky, near Donetsk, on the night of June 6-7. Attacks are often launched under cover of darkness, despite the cease-fire agreed in Minsk in mid-February. The Ukrainian military said that in this attack the separatists used...

    Russia Telling ‘Outright Lies’ To Hide Kremlin’s Involvement In Ukrainian Crisis: US
    Jun12

    Russia Telling ‘Outright Lies’ To Hide Kremlin’s Involvement In Ukrainian Crisis: US

    Russia has been resorting to “outright lies” on Ukraine to hide the Kremlin’s direct involvement in the conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, said Thursday. The statement is considered to be one of Washington’s toughest rebukes to Moscow in...

    Donetsk Artist Fights Guns With Mockery
    Jun12

    Donetsk Artist Fights Guns With Mockery

    Donetsk artist Serhiy Zakharov was imprisoned and beaten by Russia-backed separatists for poking fun at their rule. He has since fled the city, and is now on a tour of European galleries with installation and performance art — which continues the fight against the self-proclaimed authorities, which have seized power in his city. The show...

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it “feel like a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military...

    Russia steps up military modernization — but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization — but at what cost?

    Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization drive that is rumbling forward amid a perilous confrontation with the West over Ukraine. [...] President Vladimir Putin’s expensive arms build-up faces major hurdles as...