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    Russia Conducts Military Drills In Crimea, Ukraine’s Forces Train Near Border Amid Ceasefire Deal
    Mar12

    Russia Conducts Military Drills In Crimea, Ukraine’s Forces Train Near Border Amid Ceasefire Deal

    Members of the Russian army in the Southern Military District, which includes Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Armenia, started military exercises in the region while Ukrainian forces also began drills very close to the line of contact with Russia. The move by the two rivals comes even as a fragile ceasefire agreement stands amid frequent...

    Poland to Hold Countrywide Defense Drills Says President’s Advisor
    Mar12

    Poland to Hold Countrywide Defense Drills Says President’s Advisor

    Poland will stress-test its defense capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser said. A former eastern bloc country which became a NATO member in 1999, Poland is concerned that Russia’s...

    A Bipartisan Cause In Washington: Arming Ukraine Against Russia
    Mar12

    A Bipartisan Cause In Washington: Arming Ukraine Against Russia

    Democrats and Republicans may agree on little in Washington, but there is an exception: providing arms to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From US, Others
    Mar12

    Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From US, Others

    WARSAW, Poland— Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says his government is seeking to obtain Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States or another country. Poland considers its security challenged by the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine, which also involves another neighbor, Russia. The Defense Ministry is inviting citizens to go...

    Ukraine’s Women Warriors
    Mar12

    Ukraine’s Women Warriors

    The conflict in Ukraine has seen fierce battles with thousands of casualties. The overwhelming majority of combatants are men – but not all of them. Shahida Yakub from RFE/RL’s Current Time (www.currenttime.tv) program profiles two women serving in uniform on opposing sides of the frontlines. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    Failed banking stress tests and a bleak spring for Ukraine
    Mar12

    Failed banking stress tests and a bleak spring for Ukraine

    Are there calmer shores ahead? On Tuesday, major currency moves between the dollar the euro – as the ECB’s asset-buying program kicked in and a strong jobs report gave weight to questions about when the Fed will hike interest rates – pushed the euro down and the dollar up, and spurred equity sell-offs around the world. But today, European...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State fight goes global; Nigeria talks tough on Boko Haram; Ukraine gets help, but is it enough?; Iraqi forces take Tikrit; and much more from around the world.
    Mar12

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State fight goes global; Nigeria talks tough on Boko Haram; Ukraine gets help, but is it enough?; Iraqi forces take Tikrit; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Islamic State fight could go global. The U.S. campaign to destroy the group started with airstrikes limited to Iraq and Syria. As President Barack Obama seeks a new authorization in the fight against the Islamic State, the campaign could spread to Libya, Nigeria, or other countries where those claiming...

    Are U.S. Sanctions a Gift to Venezuela?
    Mar12

    Are U.S. Sanctions a Gift to Venezuela?

    Sanctions issued against Venezuelan leaders this week were meant to punish Caracas’s harsh crackdown on the country’s political opposition. Instead, they may have played right into the hands of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and his quest to stoke anti-U.S. sentiment. It’s not the first time targets have turned...

    Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From U.S., Others
    Mar12

    Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From U.S., Others

    Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says his government is seeking to obtain Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States or another country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Explosion Near Political Party Office In Odesa
    Mar12

    Explosion Near Political Party Office In Odesa

    Ukrainian officials say an explosion occurred in the southern city of Odesa near a political party’s office. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...