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    NATO Chief Meets Russia’s Lavrov, Urges Ukraine Withdrawal
    May19

    NATO Chief Meets Russia’s Lavrov, Urges Ukraine Withdrawal

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Russia’s foreign minister met Tuesday for the first time in three months, and Stoltenberg said he restated the “very strong NATO position” against Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. Speaking later to journalists, Stoltenberg said he called on the...

    AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion
    May19

    AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion

    TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia’s president said Tuesday that Russia is poised to use its armed forces to expand further into former Soviet states and he called on the West never to accept any Russian aggression.Russia’s 2008 war with neighboring Georgia and its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 showed that Moscow is ready to exploit...

    NATO’s Stoltenberg tells Russia’s Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine
    May19

    NATO’s Stoltenberg tells Russia’s Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Crisis: Alleged Russian Soldiers To Be Charged For Terrorism By Kiev
    May19

    Ukraine Crisis: Alleged Russian Soldiers To Be Charged For Terrorism By Kiev

    Ukraine said Monday that it will prosecute two alleged Russian soldiers it captured fighting in eastern Ukraine. The two men, who were held after being wounded, were detained in the town of Shchastya, which is close to the Russian border. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Daily Vertical: The Strange Endgame In Donbas
    May19

    The Daily Vertical: The Strange Endgame In Donbas

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook pag …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Helped Free U.S. ‘Spies’ Trapped in Ukraine
    May19

    Kerry Helped Free U.S. ‘Spies’ Trapped in Ukraine

    Aid workers became pawns in Washington-Moscow diplomacy. …read more Source:...

    The Russian government is launching its own mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google
    May19

    The Russian government is launching its own mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google

    The global smartphone race is largely a two-horse race between two American companies, Apple and Google — and the Russian government isn’t happy. The Russian minister of communications has announced plans to develop a new, Russian-built mobile operating system (OS), ZDNet reports, citing a report on the Russian-language news site RBC....

    U.S. Diplomats Discuss Ukraine, Syria In Moscow
    May19

    U.S. Diplomats Discuss Ukraine, Syria In Moscow

    Two top American diplomats were in Moscow May 18 for top-level talks for the first time in months on two crises bedeviling global affairs — Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US signs $1 bn loan guarantee for Ukraine
    May19

    US signs $1 bn loan guarantee for Ukraine

    Washington (AFP) – The United States signed Monday its second $1 billion loan guarantee deal for Ukraine aimed at helping the crisis-wracked country surmount a Russia-backed insurgency and rebuild its tattered economy.The US loan guarantee agreement is part of a $7.5 billion package of support for Ukraine over the coming year from its...

    As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission
    May19

    As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission

    Last week saw citizens around the world celebrating VE-day, with this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Yet, as we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends. Victory Day Parade in Red...