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    Ukraine’s School For Snipers
    May14

    Ukraine’s School For Snipers

    A group of volunteers has secured approval and financial backing from the Ukrainian authorities to train snipers for the army at a military base near the southern port of Mikolayiv. The conditions are far from perfect: some of the weapons are older than the men using them, and instruction manuals date back to the 1970s. But the organizers hope...

    Russia Slams EBRD Lending Decision as ‘Politically Motivated’
    May14

    Russia Slams EBRD Lending Decision as ‘Politically Motivated’

    Russia criticized on Thursday a decision by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to suspend further loans to the country over the Ukraine crisis and said the bank should not be swayed by “temporary political trends.” Last year the London-based EBRD, set up in 1991 originally to invest in ex-Soviet bloc...

    Hollande Denounces ‘Unacceptable’ Violations of Ukraine Ceasefire
    May14

    Hollande Denounces ‘Unacceptable’ Violations of Ukraine Ceasefire

    France’s President Francois Hollande on Thursday denounced as unacceptable ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, after speaking briefly with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Germany. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster
    May14

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster

    Moscow (AFP) – Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, views of Venetian canals or a growling lion, these artworks all have something in common outside hefty pricetags — they’re edible.Long known in the West, “chocolate painting” was introduced in Russia about a decade ago but until lately, remained the...

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style “hybrid” warfare
    May14

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style “hybrid” warfare

    By Adrian Croft and Sabine Siebold ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) – NATO and the EU agreed on Thursday to work together more to counter “hybrid… …read more Source:...

    PayPal Blocks Russian Account For Nemtsov Report On Ukraine War
    May14

    PayPal Blocks Russian Account For Nemtsov Report On Ukraine War

    A Russian opposition activist says U.S.-based online payment service PayPal has blocked an account raising funds to publish a report on the Ukraine war started by slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO asked to keep permanent military force in Baltic countries
    May14

    NATO asked to keep permanent military force in Baltic countries

    The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: The chiefs of defence of the three countries are presenting the request in a joint letter this...

    3 Baltic Nations Request Permanent NATO Troop Presence
    May14

    3 Baltic Nations Request Permanent NATO Troop Presence

    VILNIUS, Lithuania— The three Baltic countries — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — are asking NATO to permanently deploy ground troops to their nations as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. The countries’ defense chiefs requested a brigade-size unit of NATO troops — one battalion of 700-800 troops in each country — in a...

    Sanctions Loosen As Assets Of Yanukovych Allies Elude Ukraine’s Grasp
    May14

    Sanctions Loosen As Assets Of Yanukovych Allies Elude Ukraine’s Grasp

    Freed from European Union sanctions, ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s deputy chief of staff is suing the EU and warning the current leaders in Kyiv that they will someday face prosecution over financial activities. After more than a year in power, Ukraine’s pro-Western government has had little success in prosecuting...

    French President Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine ‘Unacceptable’
    May14

    French President Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine ‘Unacceptable’

    French President Francois Hollande has denounced as “unacceptable” cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...