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    Fighting Near Ukraine Port Show Truce is Not Effective
    Mar24

    Fighting Near Ukraine Port Show Truce is Not Effective

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine—To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here, so traveling by the main roads is too dangerous. Government and Russian-backed...

    Clashes rage in Ukraine coastal town, threatening ceasefire
    Mar23

    Clashes rage in Ukraine coastal town, threatening ceasefire

    Government and Russian-backed separatist forces face off in daily gun and artillery battles across an unseen line cutting through the town of Shyrokyne, Ukraine. The enduring unrest arouses deep anxieties that the conflict could flare up again across the entire 450-kilometre front line. …read more Source:...

    Second Mistral-class ship completes first sea trial but no delivery to Russia
    Mar23

    Second Mistral-class ship completes first sea trial but no delivery to Russia

    The Sevastopol, the second of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers built for Russia, returned to harbor Friday after a first sea trial, writes my Defense News colleague Pierre Tran. Here is more of what Pierre Tran writes: The next sea trial is due in a few weeks and will last a week, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, on the first ship, the...

    Sorry Ukraine, You Still Need Russian Gas
    Mar23

    Sorry Ukraine, You Still Need Russian Gas

    Winter may be over, but Ukraine’s energy security is looking shakier than ever as it failed to make much progress on a new gas agreement with Russia. Reuters reports: A preliminary meeting in Brussels on Friday had never been expected to yield major progress, with the two sides still far apart as they jostle for position in the negotiations...

    Harper meets NATO chief to talk about war against ISIL, crisis in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Harper meets NATO chief to talk about war against ISIL, crisis in Ukraine

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg met today to discuss the war in Iraq and the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting just comes days ahead of the planned introduction of a motion to extend and expand Canada’s combat mission against extremists in Iraq — and possibly Syria. Stoltenberg, a former prime minister...

    Stephen Harper talks Ukraine, Islamic State with NATO chief
    Mar23

    Stephen Harper talks Ukraine, Islamic State with NATO chief

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg met today to discuss the war in Iraq and the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting just comes days ahead of the planned introduction of a motion to extend and expand Canada’s combat mission against extremists in Iraq — and possibly Syria. Stoltenberg, a former prime...

    Harper meets with NATO chief in Ottawa
    Mar23

    Harper meets with NATO chief in Ottawa

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg met today to discuss the war in Iraq and the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting just comes days ahead of the planned introduction of a motion to extend and expand Canada’s combat mission against extremists in Iraq — and possibly Syria. Stoltenberg, a former prime minister...

    Harper talks Ukraine, ISIL with NATO chief
    Mar23

    Harper talks Ukraine, ISIL with NATO chief

    Harper meets NATO chief to talk about war against ISIL, crisis in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Lawmaker Wanted By Interpol On Cambodia Request
    Mar23

    Ukrainian Lawmaker Wanted By Interpol On Cambodia Request

    Ukrainian lawmaker Mykola Knyazhytskiy has been added to Interpol’s wanted list after a request from Cambodian authorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO says Russia is still pouring arms into Ukraine
    Mar23

    NATO says Russia is still pouring arms into Ukraine

    Russia is still pouring heavy weapons into Ukraine, signalling that President Vladimir Putin has no intention of abiding by last month’s ceasefire agreement, NATO’s top military commander warned on Sunday. …read more Source: National...