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    Ex-Georgia President to Lead Ukraine’s Odessa Region
    May30

    Ex-Georgia President to Lead Ukraine’s Odessa Region

    Mikhail Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who has been working with Ukraine’s president as a nonstaff adviser since February, will be appointed as leader of the country’s Odessa region, multiple sources confirm. According to RBC.ua, a source in the presidential administration confirmed Friday that President Petro Poroshenko...

    Putin Declares Troop Deaths in Peacetime Are ‘State Secret’
    May30

    Putin Declares Troop Deaths in Peacetime Are ‘State Secret’

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has officially declared that information regarding the deaths of Russian armed forces in peacetime is a state secret. The new ruling will come into effective immediately, according to a presidential decree published by the Kremlin today. Previously, only losses of personnel sustained during an official declaration...

    Russian Troops Amassing Heavy Weaponry on Ukraine Border
    May30

    Russian Troops Amassing Heavy Weaponry on Ukraine Border

    Russian troops and armored vehicles are once again amassing on the Ukrainian border, as evidence for makeshift Russian bases, cross border shelling and Russian aggression in Ukraine continues to grow. Since Ukraine’s pro-European reform movement called the Euromaidan toppled the pro-Russian government of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych last...

    Russia’s Next Generation Fighter Jets ‘Will Be Superior to U.S.’
    May30

    Russia’s Next Generation Fighter Jets ‘Will Be Superior to U.S.’

    Russia is set to receive its first batch of next generation fighter jets by next year, promising they will surpass their U.S. counterparts, Russian air force sources told state news agency Itar Tass. In the meantime, the Russian military will continue renovating existing fighters. The fifth generation jets known as PAK-FA have been in development...

    Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region
    May30

    Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region

    A Ukrainian government spokesman says President Petro Poroshenko is considering naming former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili the new governor of the southwestern Odesa region, an appointment that would likely exacerbate tensions between Kyiv and Moscow amid Ukraine’s shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists. …read more...

    Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S.
    May30

    Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S.

    NATO’s Baltic members—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—are formally asking the alliance to deploy a “brigade-level permanent allied military presence” on their territory to deter Russia from repeating its salami-slice invasion of Ukraine. NATO should swiftly approve this request. It’s the best way to prevent war and preserve the...

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History
    May29

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History

    Statues of Lenin continue to topple all over the country while memories of Nazi collaborators are cleaned up. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian
    May29

    Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian

    Just 24 hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin passed a law that made information relating to Russian military casualties sustained during peacetime operations secret, the Kremlin has denied that two Russian men captured by Ukrainian armed forces are members of the regular Russian army. …read more Source: International Business...

    Monitor in Ukraine Reports Seeing 4 in Russian Insignia Near Donetsk
    May29

    Monitor in Ukraine Reports Seeing 4 in Russian Insignia Near Donetsk

    The report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation was a rare allegation of a sighting of active Russian military personnel in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine
    May29

    Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine

    Lately there have been voices raised questioning Canada’s support for Ukraine, which highlights the need for an examination of what Russia’s aims are in the conflict and why the West, including Canada, has to remain engaged. Ruslan Pukhov, an analyst close to the Ministry of Defence and author of an authoritative study of the new...