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    With Russia Boxed In, Frozen Transdniester Conflict Could Heat Up
    May30

    With Russia Boxed In, Frozen Transdniester Conflict Could Heat Up

    Ukraine’s decision to halt military cooperation with Russia may unintentionally rouse the long-sleeping conflict in breakaway Transdniester. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Monumental folly on Ottawa, Cape Breton fronts
    May30

    Monumental folly on Ottawa, Cape Breton fronts

    Is there a moment in the life of every government when it decides it must, absolutely must, build a monument? Power is fleeting in a democracy, thank heavens, and governments aren’t made of concrete. But monuments are made of that sturdy stuff. They last, no matter how ugly. For prime ministers and potentates who want their legacies...

    Map: The U.S. is bound by treaties to defend a quarter of humanity
    May30

    Map: The U.S. is bound by treaties to defend a quarter of humanity

    The United States is bound by a number of treaties that could, in theory, force it to get involved in a war if an ally is attacked. Consider, for example, the situation in Ukraine, a non-member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. If a NATO ally were to find itself under similar threat from Russia, the U.S. […] …read more Source: The...

    Russia Bars 89 EU Politicians From Entering The Country In Response To Crimea, Ukraine Sanctions
    May30

    Russia Bars 89 EU Politicians From Entering The Country In Response To Crimea, Ukraine Sanctions

    Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians, who are no longer allowed to travel to Russia, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. The Russian government’s move comes in response to EU sanctions over the country’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the Kremlin’s alleged involvement in the eastern...

    Ukraine’s ceasefire marked by shelling
    May30

    Ukraine’s ceasefire marked by shelling

    When is a ceasefire not a ceasefire? That remains the question Ukraine has been asking itself since February, when an agreement calling for a truce was signed by Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian separatists, France and Germany in Minsk, Belarus. That seemed to calm tensions but it certainly did not stop violence along Ukraine’s front lines with...

    Russian military insignia are reported in Ukraine
    May30

    Russian military insignia are reported in Ukraine

    The report was a rare allegation by the special monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe of a possible sighting of active Russian military personnel in…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist
    May30

    Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist

    The Hague (AFP) – Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.”Russia yesterday handed over a list of people to diverse EU embassies who may not enter Russia any longer,” Rutte said at a weekly...

    Why The Kremlin Has To Keep Lying
    May30

    Why The Kremlin Has To Keep Lying

    Moscow has long denied that its troops are fighting in Ukraine. When foreigners come knocking with pesky questions, the Russian reply is always incredulous: “Who, us?” But for a domestic audience, the strategy has been a little different. The Kremlin’s control of television allows it to lay out the prevailing narrative for most Russians,...

    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...