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    In wake of Ukraine fighting, EU careful not to tread on Moscow’s toes during Eastern summit
    May21

    In wake of Ukraine fighting, EU careful not to tread on Moscow’s toes during Eastern summit

    European Union leaders will again try to draw Russia’s neighbors closer at their Eastern Partnership summit starting Thursday in what has become a rite of geopolitical gamesmanship on the future of the continent. …read more Source: FOX...

    Harper pledges Canada’s continued support to Ukraine in phone call with Ukraine’s president
    May21

    Harper pledges Canada’s continued support to Ukraine in phone call with Ukraine’s president

    The Prime Minister’s Office says Poroshenko thanked Canada for the support it has given over the past few months, and for Canada’s role in upcoming training exercises …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU Eastern Partnership Summit To Kick Off In Riga
    May21

    EU Eastern Partnership Summit To Kick Off In Riga

    European Union leaders are gathering in the Latvian capital, Riga, on May 21 for a summit with their counterparts from six eastern countries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko says Ukraine waging ‘real war’ with Russia
    May21

    Poroshenko says Ukraine waging ‘real war’ with Russia

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sparked fresh Kremlin fury by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a “real war” against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time.The pro-Western leader said the weekend capture of two purported Russian special forces members proved the separatist uprising...

    Will Finland Join NATO? Russian Military Activity Leads Finns To Question Neutrality
    May21

    Will Finland Join NATO? Russian Military Activity Leads Finns To Question Neutrality

    Neutral Finland has increased cooperation with the NATO military alliance this year amid concerns about neighboring Russia’s recent increase in military activity and purported involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. Finland has no plans to become a full NATO member, but continued Russia aggression could ultimately cause the Finnish...

    Harper, Poroshenko agree Russia must face sanctions over aggression in Ukraine
    May21

    Harper, Poroshenko agree Russia must face sanctions over aggression in Ukraine

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the ongoing situation in eastern Ukraine and pledged Canada’s continued support. The Prime Minister’s Office says in a release that Poroshenko thanked Canada for the support provided to Ukraine in recent months, and Canada’s participation in...

    Raising a ‘Russian Rebel Army’ to Overthrow Putin
    May21

    Raising a ‘Russian Rebel Army’ to Overthrow Putin

    Andrei Kuznetsov leans forward, clinches his angular jaw, narrows his sharp blue eyes and says: “I could tell you things that would shock Americans.” For emphasis, the 32-year-old Russian exile then raises his eyebrows and nods as he slowly leans back in his chair and takes a sip of beer. Patrons and servers at the downtown Kiev bar swirl around...

    Cisco denies skirting sanctions that forbid sales to Russia’s military (CSCO)
    May21

    Cisco denies skirting sanctions that forbid sales to Russia’s military (CSCO)

    Cisco is being accused of changing sales records and booking deals under a false customer name after sanctions against Russia began, according to documents obtained by Buzzfeed. The implication is that Cisco has been selling equipment that will wind up in the hands of government agencies that US companies are not allowed to sell to, while making...

    Ukraine says it wants a missile shield to protect against Russian aggression
    May21

    Ukraine says it wants a missile shield to protect against Russian aggression

    MOSCOW — Ukraine wants a nuclear missile shield, according to the country’s security chief, something that would almost certainly provoke an aggressive response from Russia.Ukraine is “rebuilding our missile shield, the main task of which is to defend against aggression from Russia,” Oleksandr Turchynov, the head of Ukraine’s National...

    Ukraine Open to Hosting Missile-Defense System
    May21

    Ukraine Open to Hosting Missile-Defense System

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered. Oleksandr Turchynov, the head of Ukraine’s National Security Council, told Ukrinform news agency in an...