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    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...

    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 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...

    Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the West
    May21

    Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the West

    […] it finds people in this former Soviet republic walking a thin tightrope between the lure of business opportunities in the West and the threats from Russia, their neighbor to the north, which in 2008 helped two Georgian provinces break away into the Russian orbit and has warned Georgia not to cozy up to the West. Russian Foreign Ministry...

    Melnyk stable and improving in hospital after liver transplant
    May20

    Melnyk stable and improving in hospital after liver transplant

    Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was smiling and waving at visitors to his Toronto hospital room Wednesday, less than a day after receiving a life-saving liver transplant, said team president Cyril Leeder. “He is stable and he is not talking, but he is responsive, so when people talk to him he understands,” said Leeder. “His colour is...

    Ukraine official says country is open to hosting missile-defence system
    May20

    Ukraine official says country is open to hosting missile-defence system

    Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defence system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defence official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU Summit Courts Former Soviet States Amidst Simmering Ukraine Conflict
    May20

    EU Summit Courts Former Soviet States Amidst Simmering Ukraine Conflict

    Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit that opens Thursday in Latvia’s capital, Riga. The meeting comes amid high tensions between Europe and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and what that may mean for the future of the region. Henry Ridgwell reports from London. …read...

    Ukraine Conflict Simmers as EU Courts Former Soviet States
    May20

    Ukraine Conflict Simmers as EU Courts Former Soviet States

    Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend Thursday the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia. The meeting comes amid high tensions between Europe and Russia over the future of the region. Communicating through translators, soldiers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade train Ukrainian national guardsmen in...

    Renewed mistrust between Ukraine and Russia harms fragile truce
    May20

    Renewed mistrust between Ukraine and Russia harms fragile truce

    There are growing concerns Ukraine’s fragile cease fire with Russian-backed separatists could unravel without both sides agreeing to long-term truce. …read more Source: FOX...

    Skopje Protests Underscore Balkan Tensions
    May20

    Skopje Protests Underscore Balkan Tensions

    Protest marches on consecutive days in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, brought tens of thousands of people into the streets this week, some to call for the government’s resignation and others to show their support. The flare-up of political strife is in part related to the frustrations of all the Balkan states at the long timeframe for...