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    Pentagon seeks easing of ban on Russian rockets for U.S. space missions
    Jun04

    Pentagon seeks easing of ban on Russian rockets for U.S. space missions

    WASHINGTON — After Russia annexed Crimea last year, Congress passed legislation that forced the Pentagon to stop buying Russian rocket engines that have been used since 2000 to help launch U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia Says Ukraine Agrees To Maintain Gas Flow To Europe
    Jun04

    Russia Says Ukraine Agrees To Maintain Gas Flow To Europe

    Ukraine has agreed to pump enough gas into its storage facilities to maintain pressure in the system so Russian gas can reach Europe in winter, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said June 3. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun04

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. …read more Source: CNS...

    At Least 19 Killed in Fighting in Eastern Ukraine
    Jun04

    At Least 19 Killed in Fighting in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting broke out Wednesday between rebels and Ukrainian soldiers on the outskirts of the city of Donetsk, threatening an already fragile cease-fire. …read more Source: The New York...

    Government troops, rebels clash in eastern Ukraine
    Jun04

    Government troops, rebels clash in eastern Ukraine

    The separatists, who denied their forces had launched an assault, said 15 people had been killed when government troops fired artillery into rebel-held territory near Donetsk. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Pentagon seeks easing of ban on Russian rockets for space mission
    Jun04

    Pentagon seeks easing of ban on Russian rockets for space mission

    WASHINGTON — After Russia annexed Crimea last year, Congress passed legislation that forced the Pentagon to stop buying Russian rocket engines that have been used since 2000 to help launch U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. The ban applies only to national security missions, but the Pentagon’s request has also frustrated...

    Ukraine battles stretch ceasefire to breaking point
    Jun04

    Ukraine battles stretch ceasefire to breaking point

    Rebels in Donetsk report 15 dead between civilians and combatants in territory under their control. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Can Anyone Stop Putin’s New Blitz?
    Jun04

    Can Anyone Stop Putin’s New Blitz?

    A shaky cease-fire in Ukraine was shattered Wednesday morning with a new offensive by Russian-backed troops. How will the White House respond? …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun03

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Escalating skirmishes in eastern Ukraine increase threat to cease-fire
    Jun03

    Escalating skirmishes in eastern Ukraine increase threat to cease-fire

    MOSCOW — Continued skirmishes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine escalated Wednesday into the first major battle in months, leaving at least 17 dead and further threatening a tenuous cease-fire agreement signed in February. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...