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    Putin Declares Troop Deaths in Peacetime Are ‘State Secret’
    May30

    Putin Declares Troop Deaths in Peacetime Are ‘State Secret’

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has officially declared that information regarding the deaths of Russian armed forces in peacetime is a state secret. The new ruling will come into effective immediately, according to a presidential decree published by the Kremlin today. Previously, only losses of personnel sustained during an official declaration...

    Russia’s Next Generation Fighter Jets ‘Will Be Superior to U.S.’
    May30

    Russia’s Next Generation Fighter Jets ‘Will Be Superior to U.S.’

    Russia is set to receive its first batch of next generation fighter jets by next year, promising they will surpass their U.S. counterparts, Russian air force sources told state news agency Itar Tass. In the meantime, the Russian military will continue renovating existing fighters. The fifth generation jets known as PAK-FA have been in development...

    Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S.
    May30

    Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S.

    NATO’s Baltic members—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—are formally asking the alliance to deploy a “brigade-level permanent allied military presence” on their territory to deter Russia from repeating its salami-slice invasion of Ukraine. NATO should swiftly approve this request. It’s the best way to prevent war and preserve the...

    Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region
    May30

    Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region

    A Ukrainian government spokesman says President Petro Poroshenko is considering naming former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili the new governor of the southwestern Odesa region, an appointment that would likely exacerbate tensions between Kyiv and Moscow amid Ukraine’s shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists. …read more...

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History
    May29

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History

    Statues of Lenin continue to topple all over the country while memories of Nazi collaborators are cleaned up. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian
    May29

    Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian

    Just 24 hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin passed a law that made information relating to Russian military casualties sustained during peacetime operations secret, the Kremlin has denied that two Russian men captured by Ukrainian armed forces are members of the regular Russian army. …read more Source: International Business...

    Monitor in Ukraine Reports Seeing 4 in Russian Insignia Near Donetsk
    May29

    Monitor in Ukraine Reports Seeing 4 in Russian Insignia Near Donetsk

    The report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation was a rare allegation of a sighting of active Russian military personnel in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine
    May29

    Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine

    Lately there have been voices raised questioning Canada’s support for Ukraine, which highlights the need for an examination of what Russia’s aims are in the conflict and why the West, including Canada, has to remain engaged. Ruslan Pukhov, an analyst close to the Ministry of Defence and author of an authoritative study of the new...

    Vladimir Katriuk, Second Most Wanted Man On Nazi War Criminals List, Dies In Quebec
    May29

    Vladimir Katriuk, Second Most Wanted Man On Nazi War Criminals List, Dies In Quebec

    MONTREAL (AP) — The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said Thursday. News of Katriuk’s death emerged several hours after...

    Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93
    May29

    Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93

    MONTREAL (JTA) — Vladimir Katriuk, a native Ukrainian who avoided deportation from Canada for 64 years after hiding his Nazi past to move there, died peacefully in Quebec. Katriuk, who was 93, died on May 22, according to his lawyer. For years Katriuk was second on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of “most wanted” Nazi war criminals. As a...