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    OSCE says cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent
    Jun06

    OSCE says cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mission monitoring a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine warned Friday that violations are becoming more frequent and severe, with heavy weapons often missing from storage areas and rockets and multiple launchers recently being used again. …read more Source: CNS...

    Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian Mathematician and Soviet Dissident, Dies
    Jun06

    Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian Mathematician and Soviet Dissident, Dies

    Mr. Plyushch, a Ukrainian mathematician, became a leading political dissident, prompting the Kremlin to commit him to a mental asylum for a nightmarish three years of drugs and deprivation. …read more Source: The New York...

    Carter: New Steps Needed To Counter Russian Aggression In Ukraine
    Jun06

    Carter: New Steps Needed To Counter Russian Aggression In Ukraine

    The United States needs to take new steps to respond to the Ukraine conflict because economic sanctions and other Western actions have failed to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to reverse course, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said June 5. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Reaffirmed Support For Ukraine In Call To Poroshenko
    Jun06

    Obama Reaffirmed Support For Ukraine In Call To Poroshenko

    U.S. President Barack Obama “reaffirmed the strong support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” in a telephone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the White House said June 5. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine grateful for ‘non-lethal assistance’ from Canada
    Jun06

    Ukraine grateful for ‘non-lethal assistance’ from Canada

    As Stephen Harper arrived in Kyiv, a Ukrainian official praises Canadian military trainers for their expertise and guidance. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Matthew Fisher: Merkel may have become the de facto leader of the G7, but Putin still stymies her
    Jun06

    Matthew Fisher: Merkel may have become the de facto leader of the G7, but Putin still stymies her

    Comment from Kyiv, Ukraine German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be at the pinnacle of her power as Europe’s “Iron Frau,” but the G7’s longest-serving leader will be sharing the spotlight with the missing man from Moscow when the group’s leaders’ summit begins Sunday in the Bavarian Alps. Russian President Vladimir Putin has...

    Harper lands in Ukraine amid tension
    Jun06

    Harper lands in Ukraine amid tension

    Ukraine pushes Canada to push G7, says it can make due without lethal aid …read more Source:...

    So You Think You Can Frack…
    Jun06

    So You Think You Can Frack…

    The West has taken a very careful approach to sanctioning Russia’s energy sector in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, as Europe has wanted to avoid anything that might endanger Gazprom gas supplies, on which the continent relies for some 30 percent of its needs. Sanctions that hit Russia’s short-term energy prospects would likely...

    OSCE Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine Increasingly Severe
    Jun05

    OSCE Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine Increasingly Severe

    The monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in eastern Ukraine has warned that violations of a cease-fire agreement are becoming more frequent and severe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, Poroshenko voice ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine fighting
    Jun05

    Obama, Poroshenko voice ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine fighting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (por-oh-SHEHN’-koh) about stepped-up fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: CNS...