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    Fresh Fighting Follows Failed Cease-Fire In Southeast Ukraine
    Apr21

    Fresh Fighting Follows Failed Cease-Fire In Southeast Ukraine

    A fragile cease-fire monitored by the OSCE in the southeastern Ukrainian village of Shyrokyne collapsed after just three days of quiet. Correspondent Zinaida Burskaya of RFE/RL’s Current Time TV was with volunteer fighters of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion as renewed fighting broke out on April 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations
    Apr21

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations

    Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month, security chiefs said on Tuesday. Tension is mounting in the capital and other cities amid an increase in rebel attacks in the east. Kyiv said one Ukrainian serviceman...

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality
    Apr21

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia was suffering significant economic problems because of international sanctions, but the situation could have been much worse and Russia was adapting. Referring to Western sanctions imposed last year because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Medvedev told parliament: “Losses from the...

    U.S. troops arrive to train Ukrainian army
    Apr21

    U.S. troops arrive to train Ukrainian army

    Ed AdamczykLVIV, Ukraine, April 21 (UPI) — U.S. paratroopers arrived in Ukraine to begin high-level training of three Ukrainian National Guard units. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Security Official Warns Pro-Russian Dissidents To ‘Shut Their Mouths’ After Opposition Murders
    Apr21

    Ukraine Security Official Warns Pro-Russian Dissidents To ‘Shut Their Mouths’ After Opposition Murders

    A top Ukraine security official spoke Tuesday about the dangers government critics face in the country after the recent murders of three opposition figures. Pro-Russian journalists Oles Buzina and Serhiy Sukhobov and former politician Oleh Kalashnikov were all killed last week by unknown assailants. …read more Source: International Business...

    EU Expected To Announce Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom
    Apr21

    EU Expected To Announce Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom

    The European Commission on April 22 is expected to announce antitrust charges against state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom for noncompetitive practices in the EU, a move that might stoke further tensions between Moscow and the West. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pivot to Japan
    Apr21

    Pivot to Japan

    “The Japanese,” wrote Joseph Grew to President Roosevelt’s Secretary of State Cordell Hull in May 1933, are “extremely nationalistic [and] war-loving.” They had already become, at the time, observed Roosevelt’s Ambassador in Tokyo, “a tremendously powerful fighting machine.” Nearly a decade later, three years before the end of World...

    Cameraman For Closed Crimean Tatar TV Channel Detained
    Apr21

    Cameraman For Closed Crimean Tatar TV Channel Detained

    A cameraman for a Crimean Tatar television channel that was shut down by the Russian authorities controlling the Black Sea peninsula has been detained over a clash in February 2014, shortly before its annexation by Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mother Of Ukraine Pilot Jailed In Russia Seeks Global Help
    Apr21

    Mother Of Ukraine Pilot Jailed In Russia Seeks Global Help

    The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Situation Report: China looking at floating bases; Islamic State’s weed; defense contractors eye two big prizes; and lots more
    Apr21

    Situation Report: China looking at floating bases; Islamic State’s weed; defense contractors eye two big prizes; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson I’m on a boat. Forget about China building its own islands out of rocks in the South China Sea. Two Chinese companies are working on constructing massive, 2 km long floating sea bases that can move around according to need, and conduct a range of military operations. The idea is to build multiple...