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    Ukraine’s President Warns of Possibility of Rebel Offensive
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s President Warns of Possibility of Rebel Offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned of a possible large-scale offensive by separatist forces in the east, one day after a major battle erupted on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold. Hostilities on Wednesday left more than a dozen dead and brought a February cease-fire agreement between...

    Russia Says Latvian Weapons-Smuggling Ring Broken Up
    Jun04

    Russia Says Latvian Weapons-Smuggling Ring Broken Up

    MOSCOW— Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has broken up a ring that was smuggling firearms into the country from Latvia. The service, known by its initials FSB, said in a statement Thursday that more than 30 weapons were seized in a raid in the Pskov region, which borders Latvia and Estonia. The weapons included submachine guns and...

    Russia Accuses Kyiv Of Provoking East Ukraine Fighting
    Jun04

    Russia Accuses Kyiv Of Provoking East Ukraine Fighting

    Russia has accused Kyiv of aggravating tensions in eastern Ukraine following the biggest upsurge of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists in months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    G-7 summit expected to lead to fresh admonishment of Russia
    Jun04

    G-7 summit expected to lead to fresh admonishment of Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A summit of President Barack Obama and other Western leaders this weekend in Germany is expected to produce new condemnation — but not more punishment — of Russia for its suspected role in the escalating violence in Ukraine. Ukraine is pleading for a response from the Group … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia’s Putin to visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican
    Jun04

    Russia’s Putin to visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis on June 10 at the Vatican, with conflicts in Syria and Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Faces ‘Colossal’ Threat in East
    Jun04

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Faces ‘Colossal’ Threat in East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there are 9,000 Russian troops in the rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine and warned the country must be on alert for a large-scale attack. Poroshenko made the comment to parliament Thursday, saying there exists a “colossal” threat of major new attacks. He spoke a day after a...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Warns Of ‘Colossal Threat’
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Warns Of ‘Colossal Threat’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there is what he called a “colossal threat” of resumption of “large-scale” fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko warns of threat of ‘full-scale invasion’ from Russia
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko warns of threat of ‘full-scale invasion’ from Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday there were 9,000 Russian servicemen on Ukrainian territory and warned of the threat of a “full-scale invasion” by Russia along the whole joint border. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Troops, Separatists Fight Kills At least 15 In Donetsk
    Jun04

    Ukraine Troops, Separatists Fight Kills At least 15 In Donetsk

    The battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists surged Wednesday in Marinka, a town in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 15 people. At least 1,000 rebel troops attacked the town near Donetsk, a separatist stronghold, according to Ukrainian officials. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine’s president warns of possibility of rebel offensive
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s president warns of possibility of rebel offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned of a possible large-scale offensive by separatist forces in the east, one day after a major battle erupted on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold. …read more Source: San Francisco...