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    UN Security Council Calls For Halt To Renewed Violence In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb01

    UN Security Council Calls For Halt To Renewed Violence In Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations Security Council expressed “grave concern” over the “dangerous deterioration” in eastern Ukraine and called for a halt to the violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Military Is Attempting to Close the Gap with America in This Key Area
    Feb01

    Russia’s Military Is Attempting to Close the Gap with America in This Key Area

    Dave Majumdar Security, Russia is still well behind the other great power in developing unmanned and autonomous systems, but given the Kremlin’s focus on the technology—the gap is starting to close. Russia’s new state armament program, which will run through 2025, will focus heavily on unmanned and autonomous systems. But while the...

    If the world blinks, Putin will seize the rest of Ukraine
    Feb01

    If the world blinks, Putin will seize the rest of Ukraine

    This will be a crucial year for Ukraine’s delicately balanced democracy and sovereignty. A real danger exists that Russian President Vladimir Putin will scan the new world order and think the time is right to complete his takeover of Ukraine.An… …read more Source: The...

    What Russia Expects from the Trump Administration
    Feb01

    What Russia Expects from the Trump Administration

    Andranik Migranyan Politics, Eurasia A new Congress of Vienna could strengthen U.S. leadership by sharing responsibility for global order. If Trump’s victory is truly the beginning of a new paradigm in domestic and particularly in foreign policy, and a transition from globalism to nationalism, we can expect major changes in U.S. foreign...

    State Dept Concerned About ‘Dramatic’ Uptick in Fighting in Ukraine
    Feb01

    State Dept Concerned About ‘Dramatic’ Uptick in Fighting in Ukraine

    The State Department on Tuesday expressed concern about a “dramatic increase in fighting” in Ukraine, after Kiev’s military reported that seven soldiers had been killed in clashes with pro-Russian rebels in just two days. “The United States is deeply concerned with the recent spike in violence in eastern Ukraine around...

    Ukraine’s Civil War Heats Up as U.S. Seeks Thaw With Russia
    Feb01

    Ukraine’s Civil War Heats Up as U.S. Seeks Thaw With Russia

    The outbreak of violence killed at least eight Ukrainian soldiers and three on the pro-Russian side, shifting the front lines by only a few hundred yards in spots. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine
    Feb01

    U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN Security Council expressed its “grave concern” on Tuesday over the “dangerous deterioration” in eastern… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine erupts with new violence between troops and pro-Russia rebels
    Feb01

    Ukraine erupts with new violence between troops and pro-Russia rebels

    The rebels’ news agency is reporting that four fighters died and seven were injured overnight along with three civilians. Fighting has cut water and power supplies for most of the town of Avdiivka. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine leaving at least eight Ukrainian soldiers dead
    Feb01

    Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine leaving at least eight Ukrainian soldiers dead

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine between the government and Russia-backed rebels has escalated over the last three days, with skirmishes leading to deaths of at least 10 soldiers and civilians and over two dozen more injured. Ukrainian officials are planning to evacuate at least 8,000 people from Avdiivka, a front-line town, which lost it’s...

    Eastern Ukraine Rocked by Fighting Between Government Troops and Russia-Backed Rebels
    Feb01

    Eastern Ukraine Rocked by Fighting Between Government Troops and Russia-Backed Rebels

    (AVDIIVKA, Ukraine) — Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead and dozens injured. Salvos of heavy-caliber artillery were heard throughout the night and late morning in Avdiivka, a...