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    There’s ‘a major, multi-front escalation’ happening in Ukraine
    Jun04

    There’s ‘a major, multi-front escalation’ happening in Ukraine

    War has once again erupted in Ukraine. A series of separatist offenses throughout the east of the country has rattled the Minsk II accords and promises another bloody summer in the country, Michael Weiss writes for The Daily Beast. The surprise assault by the Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists targeted two major Ukrainian towns outside of the...

    Who’s Calling the Shots?
    Jun04

    Who’s Calling the Shots?

    Russia, which was counting on countries like France, Italy and Spain to push for at least a partial relaxation of sanctions, is likely to be disappointed come July: EU sanctions will be extended through the end of the year, several papers are reporting. The Wall Street Journal: While the plans aren’t finalized—some haven’t even been...

    Russia’s Putin to Visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican
    Jun04

    Russia’s Putin to Visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis on June 10 at the Vatican, with conflicts in Syria and Ukraine likely to top the Holy See’s agenda. Putin last called on Francis on Nov. 25, 2013. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday the meeting would take place in the afternoon of June 10; Putin is...

    West Concerned Over Escalation Of Ukraine Violence, Warns Russia
    Jun04

    West Concerned Over Escalation Of Ukraine Violence, Warns Russia

    The West has expressed alarm over an escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia to act to reduce tension. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s president warns of possibility of rebel offensive
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s president warns of possibility of rebel offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday warned of a possible large-scale offensive by separatist forces in the east, one day after a major battle erupted on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold. …read more Source: CNS...

    Defense Sec Convenes Summit On Russian Military Ops In Ukraine
    Jun04

    Defense Sec Convenes Summit On Russian Military Ops In Ukraine

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is summoning top American defense and diplomatic leaders to Germany Friday to map out a counterstrategy to Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and reassure allies worried about Moscow’s aggression. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Putin, Pope Francis to meet at Vatican; Ukraine, Syria likely talking points
    Jun04

    Putin, Pope Francis to meet at Vatican; Ukraine, Syria likely talking points

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis on June 10 at the Vatican, with conflicts in Syria and Ukraine likely to top the Holy See’s agenda. …read more Source: CTV...

    Defense secretary convenes meeting on Russia, Ukraine
    Jun04

    Defense secretary convenes meeting on Russia, Ukraine

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is summoning top American defense and diplomatic leaders to Germany Friday to map out a counterstrategy to Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and reassure allies worried about Moscow’s aggression. …read more Source: CNS...

    Defense secretary Carter calls in top US, military leaders for Russia, Ukraine meeting
    Jun04

    Defense secretary Carter calls in top US, military leaders for Russia, Ukraine meeting

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is summoning top American defense and diplomatic leaders to Germany Friday to map out a counterstrategy to Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and reassure allies worried about Moscow’s aggression. …read more Source: FOX...

    Defense secretary convenes meeting on Russia, Ukraine
    Jun04

    Defense secretary convenes meeting on Russia, Ukraine

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is summoning top American defense and diplomatic leaders to Germany Friday to map out a counterstrategy to Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and reassure allies worried about Moscow’s aggression. …read more Source: U.S....