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    Poroshenko Signs Ukraine Debt Repayment Legislation
    May28

    Poroshenko Signs Ukraine Debt Repayment Legislation

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed legislation granting Ukraine’s cash-starved government the right to stop payments to foreign debt holders. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees deaths secret
    May28

    Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees deaths secret

    MOSCOW — If there was one weak spot in Russian support for the Kremlin’s aims in Ukraine this year, it was the population’s strong aversion to sending in Russian troops — something Russia denies doing, despite mounting international evidence to the contrary. […] Russia can ignore that evidence — as well as any questions citizens...

    Pro-Russian Rebel Battalion Leader Buried in Eastern Ukraine, Following Lethal Ambush
    May28

    Pro-Russian Rebel Battalion Leader Buried in Eastern Ukraine, Following Lethal Ambush

    Alexey Mozgovoy, one of the most prominent separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine has been buried in rebel-held lands in Luhansk today, after he was shot in his car on Saturday night, local news agency Interfax reports. Mozgovoy led the pro-Russian Prizrak (Ghost) fighter battalion which has been operating in the Luhansk region of Ukraine’s...

    Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
    May28

    Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

    The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Thursday makes it a state secret to divulge information about peacetime losses of Russian troops in “special operations.” U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in Washington, “We see this as a misplaced effort to cover up what everyone...

    Putin Fears Mounting Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret
    May28

    Putin Fears Mounting Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret

    When Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city of Debaltseve last February, after one of the fiercest battles in the conflict with Russian separatists, Western media outlets reported that scores of dead and injured Ukrainian soldiers were left on the snowy battlefield, too many for the Ukrainian army to carry as it escaped the city it once...

    Ukraine minister says fighting could resume in country’s east
    May28

    Ukraine minister says fighting could resume in country’s east

    Ukraine’s defence minister said on Thursday Russia had moved forces into eastern Ukraine and there was a risk of fighting resuming between the army and pro-Russian separatists in coming months. …read more Source:...

    U.S. slams Russian push to classify military casualties as Ukraine coverup
    May28

    U.S. slams Russian push to classify military casualties as Ukraine coverup

    The State Department on Thursday slammed the Russian government’s move to make Russian military casualties classified, calling the decree a clear attempt by Moscow to hide the deaths of Russian soldiers during clandestine operations inside eastern Ukraine. “We see this as a misplaced effort to cover up what everyone knows …...

    Putin Fears Mountng Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret
    May28

    Putin Fears Mountng Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret

    When Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city of Debaltseve last February, after one of the fiercest battles in the conflict with Russian separatists, Western media outlets reported that scores of dead and injured Ukrainian soldiers were left on the snowy battlefield, too many for the Ukrainian army to carry as it escaped the city it once...

    Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace
    May28

    Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace

    Political opponents insisted that President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest decree was the result of Russian troops’ clandestine involvement in Ukraine fighting. …read more Source: The New York...

    Alleged Nazi war criminal dies in Quebec
    May28

    Alleged Nazi war criminal dies in Quebec

    MONTREAL – The lawyer for a Quebec man suspected of being a Nazi war criminal says his client has died.Orest Rudzik says Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after being ill for a lengthy period.The news comes a few weeks after the Russian Embassy in Ottawa called on the Harper government to support a criminal case against Katriuk.Earlier...