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    Russia Orders Snap Drill of 12,000 Troops
    May26

    Russia Orders Snap Drill of 12,000 Troops

    Russia’s armed forces have summoned nearly 12,000 troops for a snap drill to test their battle readiness in the country’s central military district, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. The country’s military has experienced a dramatic rise in snap military exercises in the wake of worsening relations with western...

    Wars and displaced persons camps, in Ukraine and in Haiti
    May26

    Wars and displaced persons camps, in Ukraine and in Haiti

    Separatist commander Arseny Pavlov • Photo by Andrew Butko While in Moscow three weeks ago, following a media tour to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine in which I participated, I had the pleasure of meeting Jon Hellevig, a regular writer at Russia Insider. Jon was in Donetsk a few weeks before our group, thanks to the efforts of the same Russian/German...

    Russian Consul Visits Suspected Soldiers Detained In Ukraine
    May26

    Russian Consul Visits Suspected Soldiers Detained In Ukraine

    Russia’s consul in Kyiv has visited two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia using mobile crematoriums to hide dead troops in Ukraine, U.S. lawmakers say
    May26

    Russia using mobile crematoriums to hide dead troops in Ukraine, U.S. lawmakers say

    U.S. lawmakers say they have seen evidence from reliable sources that Russia is using mobile crematoriums to hide its involvement in eastern Ukraine’s unrest. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry of Texas and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a Democrat colleague on the committee, made the claims in an …...

    Russian ditches slow arms smuggling from Ukraine
    May26

    Russian ditches slow arms smuggling from Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, May 26 (UPI) — The Ukrainian front now includes Russian soldiers digging trenches to reduce the smuggling of weapons into Russia, the Ukrainian Border Guards Service said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama Denounces Russia’s ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Stance On Ukraine
    May26

    Obama Denounces Russia’s ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Stance On Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama has criticized Russia’s “increasingly aggressive” stance on Ukraine, where fighting between pro-government forces and separatists has killed more than 6,100 people since April 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Newest Military Games Coincide With NATO Drills
    May26

    Russia’s Newest Military Games Coincide With NATO Drills

    Russia began a new round of air force exercises Tuesday, coinciding with NATO’s military maneuvers in the Arctic at a time of escalating tensions in the region. 700 units of military equipment, 12,000 Russian troops and up to 250 military jets began the drill on Monday. The same day, 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight...

    Putin isn’t reviving the USSR — he’s creating a fascist state
    May26

    Putin isn’t reviving the USSR — he’s creating a fascist state

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has memorably called the breakup of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics a tragedy, and that has led many to believe that he is hoping to restore the old USSR as he consolidates control within Russia and projects military power outward into Ukraine and beyond. However, the government Putin is building in...

    Moldovan President: We Prefer EU Orbit to Russia
    May26

    Moldovan President: We Prefer EU Orbit to Russia

    Moldova’s four million citizens would prefer to join the European Union rather than stay in the Russian orbit, its president said Tuesday. President Nicolae Timofti told The Associated Press that Moldovans are reaping economic benefits from closer ties and visa-free travel with the 28-nation EU, but added that Russia’s presence is...

    Russia Terminates French Mistral Deal
    May26

    Russia Terminates French Mistral Deal

    Russia says it is terminating a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) deal for two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships from France. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...