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    Stephen Harper heads to Ukraine, but won't commit to providing weapons
    Jun05

    Stephen Harper heads to Ukraine, but won't commit to providing weapons

    Prime Minister leaves for final global trip ahead of the federal election as Kiev’s battle with Russian-backed rebels intensifies …read more Source: The Globe and...

    War flares in Ukraine. Who’s lighting the fuse? (+video)
    Jun05

    War flares in Ukraine. Who’s lighting the fuse? (+video)

    President Poroshenko claimed today that Russian forces are set to invade Ukraine. But the spark that ignites new fighting may actually prove to be domestic. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    New Reported Russian Moves Into Ukraine Prompt Emergency Meetings
    Jun05

    New Reported Russian Moves Into Ukraine Prompt Emergency Meetings

    Reports of additional Russian military moves in eastern Ukraine are prompting new concern in the West. The U.N. Security Council has convened an emergency meeting for Friday morning to discuss the developments, while U.S. defense officials and diplomats meet behind closed doors in Germany. Moscow denies providing military support to pro-Russian...

    Merkel: ‘Inconceivable’ For Russia To Rejoin G-7
    Jun05

    Merkel: ‘Inconceivable’ For Russia To Rejoin G-7

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again said it is “inconceivable” for Russia to rejoin the Group of Seven economic powers after its annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eastern Ukraine tense after outbreak of fighting
    Jun05

    Eastern Ukraine tense after outbreak of fighting

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist and government troops in east Ukraine stood nervously poised hundreds of meters apart Thursday in the wake of bloody battle that has threatened to demolish what remains of the brittle cease-fire there. …read more Source: CNS...

    Hardening of Positions Undercuts Ukraine Peace Accord
    Jun05

    Hardening of Positions Undercuts Ukraine Peace Accord

    A hardening of positions on both sides of the Ukraine conflict is undermining the Minsk peace accord and could lead to another war, military experts and politicians say. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukrainans claim proof of Russians leading separatist forces
    Jun05

    Ukrainans claim proof of Russians leading separatist forces

    While Russia insists that any of its soldiers seen in Eastern Ukraine were not active duty, officials there say thousands are leading the rebellion …read more Source:...

    New private zoo helps Ukrainians forget the conflict
    Jun05

    New private zoo helps Ukrainians forget the conflict

    Camels are an unlikely sight in Ukraine but thanks to the reopening of Kiev’s zoo they are just one kind of exotic animal helping people forget the ongoing conflict with Russia. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Carter Calls Meeting to Discuss Ukraine Strategy, Sanctions On Russia
    Jun05

    Carter Calls Meeting to Discuss Ukraine Strategy, Sanctions On Russia

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is summoning top U.S. defense and diplomatic officials to Germany June 4 to assess the effectiveness of NATO’s strategy toward Moscow in response to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada will never let Russia under Putin back into G7, Harper says
    Jun05

    Canada will never let Russia under Putin back into G7, Harper says

    TORONTO – Canada would never agree to allow Russia back into the G7 as long as Vladimir Putin is president, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.In an interview with the Associated Press, Harper said Putin has the mindset of someone who believes the Cold War is still going on, and thinks that he can “change the ending...