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    US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training
    Apr21

    US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training

    U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    U.S. offers Ukraine $17.7 million in humanitarian aid: White House
    Apr21

    U.S. offers Ukraine $17.7 million in humanitarian aid: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday about the ongoing crisis in… …read more Source:...

    Almost half of Canadians support Ukraine military mission: new poll
    Apr21

    Almost half of Canadians support Ukraine military mission: new poll

    Almost half of Canadians approve of the Canadian Forces’ latest mission to the Ukraine, while 40 per cent disapprove, according to a Forum Research poll released today. The mission has divided Canadians across regions and demographics, according to the poll. Anglophones, males and Canadians living in Alberta and the prairies all polled more...

    Jeb Bush To Visit Germany, Poland, Estonia
    Apr21

    Jeb Bush To Visit Germany, Poland, Estonia

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush will visit three U.S. allies, Germany, Poland and Estonia, in early June to get a first-hand view of European economic and security challenges as he explores a run for his party’s presidential nomination in 2016, a Bush aide said on Monday. Foreign policy has been...

    New York Times Coverage of Ukraine Conflict
    Apr20

    New York Times Coverage of Ukraine Conflict

    Photographs of the Ukraine by Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev and Uriel Sinai were finalists for the breaking news category of the Pulitzer Prizes. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Welcomes U.S. Trainers
    Apr20

    Ukraine Welcomes U.S. Trainers

    Ukraine has officially welcomed U.S. troops at a military base near the western city of Lviv. The April 20 ceremony marked the beginning of exercises named “Fearless Guardian-2015,” in which around 300 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will train some 900 Ukrainian National Guard service personnel. Russia has denounced the operation,...

    U.S. Begins Training Ukrainian Guardsmen Despite Russia’s Concerns
    Apr20

    U.S. Begins Training Ukrainian Guardsmen Despite Russia’s Concerns

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army paratroopers began military training for small units of the Ukrainian national guard on Monday despite Russian warnings that the action could destabilize the country’s tenuous cease-fire. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said 300 members of the Army’s 173rd Airborne...

    U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops
    Apr20

    U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

    U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 20, 2015
    Apr20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 20, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Yuliya Bila urges Ukraine to decentralize, arguing that devolving power to local authorities will strengthen the quality of governance and bolster democracy. Robert Looney warns that Ethiopia’s economic miracle threatens to run out of steam unless the government...

    Russian deputy prime minister: ‘The Arctic is a Russian Mecca’
    Apr20

    Russian deputy prime minister: ‘The Arctic is a Russian Mecca’

    According to Russia’s deputy prime minister, the Arctic has an almost unparalleled level of political and spiritual importance for the Russian people. In a succinct tweet, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said “the Arctic is a Russian Mecca.” Арктика – русская Мекка pic.twitter.com/79Eh4aSkpR — Dmitry Rogozin...