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    Ukraine’s president warns army to prepare for a ‘full scale’ Russian invasion: ‘We must be truly ready’
    Jun05

    Ukraine’s president warns army to prepare for a ‘full scale’ Russian invasion: ‘We must be truly ready’

    Ukraine’s president has warned his army to be ready to repel a “full scale” Russian invasion, as fears mount of a return to all out warfare in eastern Ukraine. “The military must be ready as much for a renewal of an offensive by the enemy in the [eastern region of] Donbass as they are for a full-scale invasion along the whole length of the...

    Ukraine ceasefire must be fully respected: UN
    Jun05

    Ukraine ceasefire must be fully respected: UN

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United Nations called Friday on all sides in Ukraine to fully uphold a European-brokered ceasefire after an upsurge of fighting raised fears of a return to all-out conflict.”The ceasefire must be fully respected and the protection of civilians a priority,” UN political chief Jeffrey...

    Could Iran Play a Part in E.U. Energy Security?
    Jun05

    Could Iran Play a Part in E.U. Energy Security?

    Azerbaijan’s energy minister, Natig Aliyev, says the gas pipeline originating in his country can also transport fuel to Europe through the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) from Iran and other neighboring nations in both the Middle East and Central Asia. “Gas from Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, as well as from Israel and Cyprus, can be connected...

    Ukraine Prosecutors Target Ex-Traffic Cop
    Jun05

    Ukraine Prosecutors Target Ex-Traffic Cop

    Ukrainian prosecutors have announced a criminal investigation into the former head of the country’s traffic police, who resigned under a cloud of suspicion in May, just one month into his tenure. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Observers Spot Russian Army Insignia in Eastern Ukraine as Tension Rises
    Jun05

    Observers Spot Russian Army Insignia in Eastern Ukraine as Tension Rises

    International observers in eastern Ukraine have found what appears to be further evidence of Russian support for separatist fighters in the area, reporting that they spotted soldiers in Russian military garb in a car with Russian licence plates near a fenced-off camp area. Russia continues to deny that it has sent troops to fight in eastern...

    Ukraine pushes Canada to push G7, says it can make do without lethal aid
    Jun05

    Ukraine pushes Canada to push G7, says it can make do without lethal aid

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s envoy is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to push his fellow G7 leaders into a strong political stand against the latest Russian aggression, but says his country can make do without weapons from the West.Prior to the G7 leaders’ summit in Germany getting underway Sunday, Harper is now on his way to the...

    Russia Blames Ukraine For Renewed Violence After Government Forces, Rebels Clash In Donetsk
    Jun05

    Russia Blames Ukraine For Renewed Violence After Government Forces, Rebels Clash In Donetsk

    The actions of Ukraine’s government in Kiev instigated this week’s renewed clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday. An indeterminate number of combatants on either side of the conflict were killed Wednesday in Donetsk in what was described as one...

    Ukraine Conflict: No Russian Military Presence In Country, Just Citizens, Kremlin Says
    Jun05

    Ukraine Conflict: No Russian Military Presence In Country, Just Citizens, Kremlin Says

    Russia might have a presence in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean military personnel are in the country, a Russian official said Friday, reported Russian news agency TASS. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the conflict between pro-Russia separatists and the Ukrainian government, despite opposing claims from Western and...

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts
    Jun05

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts

    CALGARY – A year ago, Inna Platonova held up Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa as a role model for her seven-year-old son — an aspiring musician who is also of Ukrainian descent.This week, Platonova is organizing protests against the artist who is to perform with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday and Saturday.”I...

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts
    Jun05

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts

    Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa has compared Ukrainian government to Nazi Germany …read more Source: The Globe and...