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    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    Russian Troops Prosecuted After Refusing to Fight in Ukraine
    Jul13

    Russian Troops Prosecuted After Refusing to Fight in Ukraine

    Several Russian soldiers are facing prosecution after they refused to fight in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reports. The Russian troops fled their bases after being urged to “volunteer” in Ukraine and assist pro-Russian separatists there, according to AFP: The popular Gazeta.ru website said several dozen soldiers would be prosecuted...

    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:...

    Ukraine’s Far-Right: Sifting Facts From Fiction
    Jul13

    Ukraine’s Far-Right: Sifting Facts From Fiction

    On July 4, 2015, one thousand far-right supporters and pro-government fighters marched through the center of Kiev, calling for the end of the Minsk ceasefire, the nationalization of Russian businesses, and a declaration of all-out war on Eastern Ukrainian separatists. The presence of visceral white supremacist symbolism and the leadership role...

    Russia Protests Closing of News Agency Account in Britain
    Jul13

    Russia Protests Closing of News Agency Account in Britain

    The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded Monday that Britain immediately clarify why the London bank account of Russia’s main state news agency has been closed. The ministry said it had information that Rossiya Segodnya’s (Russia Today) account with Barclays was closed Wednesday because of sanctions on its general director, Dmitry...