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    Ukraine’s military mobilization undermined by draft dodgers
    Apr25

    Ukraine’s military mobilization undermined by draft dodgers

    KIEV, Ukraine — As the country’s eastern conflict drags into a second year, Ukraine’s military leaders are trying to learn from past mistakes. They are trying to be better trained and prepared — because no one knows when the warm weather might push this frozen conflict with pro-Russian separatists into all-out war again. And they are...

    Senior Russian rabbi: Putin ouster would endanger Jews
    Apr25

    Senior Russian rabbi: Putin ouster would endanger Jews

    MOSCOW (JTA) — A senior Russian rabbi warned of grave danger to Jews if Russian President Vladimir Putin is swept from power. Alexander Boroda, head of the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Russian Jewish Communities, made the warning Friday during a talk at Moscow’s 9th annual Jewish learning event organized by Limmud FSU. “The Jews of...

    Russian Bikers Start Ride Toward Berlin, Despite Polish Entry Ban
    Apr25

    Russian Bikers Start Ride Toward Berlin, Despite Polish Entry Ban

    Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on April 25 began a ride toward Berlin to commemorate the Soviet Red Army’s offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Warsaw’s announcement that it would refuse to let them into Poland. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Allies Are Not Like Facebook Friends: U.S. Should Drop Useless and Dangerous Alliances
    Apr25

    Allies Are Not Like Facebook Friends: U.S. Should Drop Useless and Dangerous Alliances

    If America ends up at war, it almost certainly will be on behalf of one ally or another. Washington collects allies like most people collect Facebook “friends.” The vast majority of U.S. allies are security liabilities, tripwires for conflict and war. Perhaps even worse, American officials constantly abase themselves, determined to...

    ‘Cutthroats And Bandits’: Volunteer’s Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare
    Apr25

    ‘Cutthroats And Bandits’: Volunteer’s Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

    A Russian businessman who spent six months alongside insurgents in eastern Ukraine returns with tales of looting, drinking, and murder. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One Ukrainian Serviceman Killed, Two Wounded Near Mariupol
    Apr25

    One Ukrainian Serviceman Killed, Two Wounded Near Mariupol

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and two wounded in shelling by pro-Russian separatists near the port of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    An ultra-nationalist Russian biker gang is invading Europe, and Poland isn’t happy
    Apr25

    An ultra-nationalist Russian biker gang is invading Europe, and Poland isn’t happy

    Not many motorbike groups can claim to have a head of state as a supporter, but the case of Russia’s Night Wolves is an exception. President Vladimir Putin has publicly embraced the group, and after Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year, the Night Wolves were quick to parade through Crimea’s streets. Their next ride, however,...

    News of the day from across the globe, April 25
    Apr25

    News of the day from across the globe, April 25

    Police said Friday they are investigating a man who claimed responsibility for landing a drone on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s office in Tokyo this week. Kyodo News agency reported he told police he flew the drone to protest the government’s policy of seeking to restart idled nuclear reactors. Ukraine urged its allies...

    Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine, Former US Envoy Says
    Apr25

    Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine, Former US Envoy Says

    A former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine says recent military moves by Russia show that President Vladimir Putin’s “minimal goal is to destabilize the current government” in Ukraine. John Herbst, who now directs the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, said from Kyiv that Putin is seeking to ratchet up the...

    Jean Chrétien to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss West’s relations with Russia
    Apr25

    Jean Chrétien to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss West’s relations with Russia

    Former prime minister Jean Chrétien will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week to discuss that country’s relations with the West, it was announced Friday. Chretien will hold his discussion with the Russian leader on behalf of the InterAction Council, a group of former world leaders. His visit comes at a time of...