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    YouTube and Google Help Researchers Gauge Russia’s Presence in Ukraine
    May28

    YouTube and Google Help Researchers Gauge Russia’s Presence in Ukraine

    The independent report came as Europeans nations were preparing to vote on whether to ease or maintain economic sanctions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Canada bars Russia from meeting about weapons of mass destruction
    May28

    Canada bars Russia from meeting about weapons of mass destruction

    Russia has promised to retaliate for Canada’s “hostile actions” after a Russian delegation was blocked from attending an international conference in Ottawa this week aimed at stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The Conservative government was not immediately commenting on its decision to bar the two Russian officials, which...

    Joseph Biden: Ending Ukraine war a key test for U.S., Europe
    May28

    Joseph Biden: Ending Ukraine war a key test for U.S., Europe

    Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday that ending the Russia-Ukraine conflict is a key test of U.S. and European leadership for this generation — but specialists say the vice president laid out no new American strategy for countering Russian aggression, and the Obama administration seems content on staying the course with … …read more...

    Biden opens door to lethal aid for Ukraine
    May28

    Biden opens door to lethal aid for Ukraine

    Vice President Biden on Wednesday raised the possibility of providing lethal arms to Ukraine, calling the issue a “debate worth having.””Much of the debate in Washington has been focused on whether we should provide additional defensive… …read more Source: The...

    Russia Masses Military On Ukraine Border: Report
    May28

    Russia Masses Military On Ukraine Border: Report

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia, May 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks...

    NATO discusses membership path with Ukraine as fighting continues
    May27

    NATO discusses membership path with Ukraine as fighting continues

    At least nine people died over the last day in fighting that has flared in eastern Ukraine as both sides appear to be ignoring a cease-fire proclaimed more than three months ago, news reports from the embattled region said Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russian Embassies Compiled EU Blacklist in Response to Sanctions: Report
    May27

    Russian Embassies Compiled EU Blacklist in Response to Sanctions: Report

    In response to European Union sanctions on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s circle of allies, Russian embassies across Europe have compiled their own blacklist of Western politicians who are not to be allowed into the country, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis several European politicians have...

    Biden Defends Cooperation With Russia Amid Ukraine Standoff
    May27

    Biden Defends Cooperation With Russia Amid Ukraine Standoff

    Vice President Joe Biden says the United States should pursue cooperation with Russia on areas of mutual interests as long as it is not “asked to back off matters of principles” crucial to the “security and well-being” of Washington and its allies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine
    May27

    Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many...

    Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness
    May27

    Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile… …read more Source:...