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    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. An EU statement said the decision was taken without debate by the bloc’s foreign ministers at a meeting...

    Military: Two Ukrainian Servicemen Killed In Past 24 Hours
    Jun22

    Military: Two Ukrainian Servicemen Killed In Past 24 Hours

    The Ukrainian military says two of its servicemen have been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in the east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military
    Jun22

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in the east, the Ukrainian military… …read more Source:...

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia
    Jun22

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday there is neither a desire for a return to a Cold War nor for a new conflict with Russia. He spoke at a forum in Berlin where he was also meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Both were due to travel later Monday to Muenster to meet with their counterparts from Norway and the...

    Separatist leader from Ukraine recorded making anti-Semitic statements
    Jun22

    Separatist leader from Ukraine recorded making anti-Semitic statements

    (JTA) — A separatist leader from Ukraine made anti-Semitic statements at a public address, the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress said. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the breakaway, Russian-backed region of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine, during a lecture in Russia last week linked Ukrainian Jews to the revolution that last year swept from power the...

    Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds
    Jun22

    Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds

    Adriana Luhovy Sergey, a 23-year-old Ukrainian soldier, is resting in a drab, grey, Soviet-era military hospital on the outskirts of Kyiv. Asked about his recent combat experience, he says, “I just wish that nobody would ever have to see war.” Sergey (who asked that his last name not be used for privacy reasons) suffered massive head trauma...

    Unsavoury elements taint Ukrainian regime
    Jun22

    Unsavoury elements taint Ukrainian regime

    Last week, the U.S. Congress voted to explicitly prohibit American soldiers from training the Ukrainian militia unit known as the Azov Battalion. The reason the American lawmakers gave is the fact this rogue unit is openly rife with neo-Nazis in its ranks. From the early heady days of the demonstrations in the streets of Kiev, it has been an...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months

    European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move came during a meeting of the 28-member bloc’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg. EU envoys had preliminarily approved the measure last week....

    Europe just slapped Russia with another six months of sanctions
    Jun22

    Europe just slapped Russia with another six months of sanctions

    The European Union just confirmed that it will extend its sanctions against Russia until at least the end of January 2016. The meeting of European foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday announced the widely-expected increase because of Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine according to Reuters. The series of economic and financial...