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    Polish lawmakers engage in military training due to ‘troubled times’ in neighboring Ukraine
    May12

    Polish lawmakers engage in military training due to ‘troubled times’ in neighboring Ukraine

    Polish lawmakers have answered a call for military training, a mainly symbolic act as Poles grow nervous about the conflict next door in Ukraine and Russia’s involvement in it. …read more Source: FOX...

    Former Pentagon Official: U.S. Subsidizing Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Buildup
    May12

    Former Pentagon Official: U.S. Subsidizing Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Buildup

    In an interview with Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman revealed that the United States is, in effect, subsidizing Russia’s increasing nuclear weapons capacity—weapons that could be used against the U.S. in any major war with the West Gertz’s report describes how the...

    Foreigners could be allowed to serve in Ukrainian army
    May12

    Foreigners could be allowed to serve in Ukrainian army

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament has given preliminary approval to allowing foreigners to serve in its army.A military conflict… …read more Source:...

    Foreigners could be allowed to serve in Ukrainian army
    May12

    Foreigners could be allowed to serve in Ukrainian army

    Foreigners have also fought in pro-government volunteer battalions which have recently been required to merge with the armed forces or police. The Supreme Rada voted Tuesday on the first reading of the bill to let foreigners serve in the Ukrainian army and amended a law that gives prison time for mercenaries. …read more Source: San...

    Nemtsov Report: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine Battles
    May12

    Nemtsov Report: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine Battles

    A report released Tuesday containing material compiled by slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said at least 220 Russian soldiers died in two battles in eastern Ukraine within the past year. The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that any of its soldiers have fought in Ukraine, saying that the Russians who have joined the armed...

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 2
    May12

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 2

    We continue our publication of the prison writings delivered to us by Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who was abducted by pro-Russian separatists on June 18, 2014, and who has been in prison ever since. La Règle du Jeu, in partnership with Kyiv Post, Ukraina Pravda, The Huffington Post/WorldPost, and other magazines and newspapers, is...

    Kerry to meet with Putin on Syria and Ukraine
    May12

    Kerry to meet with Putin on Syria and Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Russia Tuesday morning to meet with President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Ukraine crisis. The U.S. wants Russia’s help ending the war in Syria and cooperation on other global hot spots. Margaret Brennan reports with details of the new diplomatic push. …read more Source:...

    Kerry arrives in Russia to meet Putin amid strained relations over Ukraine
    May12

    Kerry arrives in Russia to meet Putin amid strained relations over Ukraine

    Kerry plans to test Putin’s willingness to push pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to comply with the ceasefire agreement, while gauging the status of Russia’s support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Situation Report: Some Gulf allies roll into town; Iraq ground fire concerns; Special Ops to Japan; and more
    May12

    Situation Report: Some Gulf allies roll into town; Iraq ground fire concerns; Special Ops to Japan; and more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Adding it up. It’s now been just over nine months since a U.S.-led coalition began pounding the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq from the air. And in that time, the mission, which one Pentagon wag then dubbed “Operation: Dude, That’s My Humvee?” has hit 6,278 targets — including 288 U.S. Humvees the...

    Nemtsov report: 220 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine battles
    May12

    Nemtsov report: 220 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine battles

    MOSCOW (AP) — A report containing material compiled by slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says at least 220 Russian soldiers died in two battles in eastern Ukraine within the past year. …read more Source: CNS...