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    US Plans to Train Ukraine Army
    Jul14

    US Plans to Train Ukraine Army

    The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe says the United States is planning to train Ukrainian army soldiers after completing the current training of Ukraine’s National Guard troops. Lt. General Ben Hodges told reporters at the Pentagon Monday the so-called “phase two” of training would begin in late November if the plan is approved....

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition to battle schools in Ukraine
    Jul14

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition to battle schools in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine – Canada has joined its allies in dusting off a Cold War playbook to push back against Russian influence in Ukraine, but the advance of democratic ideals is fraught with contradictions and qualifications. The Harper government is pouring millions of dollars into a series of democracy-promoting initiatives and programs intended...

    Ukrainian President: ‘Record Number’ of Russian Troops on Border
    Jul14

    Ukrainian President: ‘Record Number’ of Russian Troops on Border

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said there are a “record number” of Russian troops on his country’s border with Russia. Speaking on Ukrainian television, Poroshenko said that the information came from NATO, U.S. and E.U. sources as well as Ukrainian intelligence. Reports of an increasing Russian presence on the border...

    Ukraine pilot Nadia Savchenko faces 25 year term in Russia
    Jul14

    Ukraine pilot Nadia Savchenko faces 25 year term in Russia

    Jared M. FeldschreiberDONETSK, Ukraine, July 13 (UPI) — Nadia Savchenko, the 34-year-old former first lieutenant of the Ukrainian army captured by pro-Russian rebels and handed over to Russia, previously charged with being complicit to the killing of two journalists, now faces charges that carry a 25-year prison term. …read more...

    Ukrainian police seek calm after clash with right wing activists leaves two dead
    Jul14

    Ukrainian police seek calm after clash with right wing activists leaves two dead

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMUKACHEVO, Ukraine, July 13 (UPI) — Two deaths and at least seven people were wounded in a gun battle between a nationalist paramilitary group and Ukrainian Security Services in western Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian Black Sea Submarine Presence Revived As It Looks To Strengthen Military Position Near Crimea
    Jul14

    Russian 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 in 2016 as it looks to reinforce its naval presence in the region, reported the Russian news agency Tass. The naval base, which lies about 60 miles from the annexed Crimean peninsula, will alarm NATO and European Union (EU) leaders, who will see the move as an...

    We Are All Ukrainians
    Jul14

    We Are All Ukrainians

    The tale of two realities: an expensive motorcycle parked outside Tiffany’s in Lviv beside a memorial to a fallen hero in the War against Russia — Diane Francis My first visit to Ukraine was in February 1992 and the City of Kiev was gray, bleak and joyless as was the rest of the Soviet Union. Last month I re-visited — 23 years...

    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...