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    Russian Newspaper Publishes Report Debunking Theory MH17 Was Shot by Fighter Jet
    May06

    Russian Newspaper Publishes Report Debunking Theory MH17 Was Shot by Fighter Jet

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – An independent Russian newspaper on Wednesday published what it said was a report by Russian military engineers suggesting a Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian forces. Novaya Gazeta, an investigative newspaper, said the report did not prove whether...

    Five deaths, artillery fire disrupt Ukraine ceasefire
    May06

    Five deaths, artillery fire disrupt Ukraine ceasefire

    Ed AdamczykKIEV , Ukraine, May 6 (UPI) — Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed, the Ukrainian government reported Wednesday, shaking a three-month truce in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: United Press...

    NATO Not Responsible For Ukraine’s Security From Russia, Should Focus On Member Nations, Latvian Envoy Says
    May06

    NATO Not Responsible For Ukraine’s Security From Russia, Should Focus On Member Nations, Latvian Envoy Says

    Maris Riekstins, Latvia’s top envoy to NATO, said Wednesday the military alliance is not responsible for Ukraine’s security and should focus on protecting its member nations. NATO has taken steps in recent months to bolster its presence in Eastern Europe amid a marked increase in Russia’s military activity in the region....

    Ukraine erects ‘Project Wall’ on Russian border, critics fear expensive failure
    May06

    Ukraine erects ‘Project Wall’ on Russian border, critics fear expensive failure

    A little more than a year and-a-half ago, the idea of fortifying Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia would have struck many as perverse. But the 4-year, $520 million project was announced with great fanfare in the summer. Now doubts are creeping in. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Says Five Soldiers Killed As Talks Resume
    May06

    Ukraine Says Five Soldiers Killed As Talks Resume

    Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed in clashes in the east despite the resumption of talks between the government and pro-Russian rebels over an endangered truce deal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    As Ukraine Erects Defenses, Critics Fear Expensive Failure
    May06

    As Ukraine Erects Defenses, Critics Fear Expensive Failure

    HOPTIVKA, Ukraine—The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine’s eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire...

    Ukraine: 5 soldiers killed as ceasefire wobbles
    May06

    Ukraine: 5 soldiers killed as ceasefire wobbles

    …read more Source: CNN

    Ukrainian WWII Veteran Mourns Grandson Killed In Battle
    May06

    Ukrainian WWII Veteran Mourns Grandson Killed In Battle

    Ukrainian military veteran Ivan Zaluzhniy has witnessed the tragedies of two wars separated by seven decades. He served in the Soviet Red Army and fought in Stalingrad during the deadliest battle of World War II. In August 2014, Zaluzhniy’s grandson, also a soldier, was killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine. On the eve of the 70th...

    Russia: Back from the brink
    May06

    Russia: Back from the brink

    Rate cuts, higher oil prices and easing tensions in Ukraine: Russia couldn’t ask for a better combination to bring it back from the brink of crisis. …read more Source:...

    5 Ukrainian Troops Killed as Cease-Fire Teeters on Brink
    May06

    5 Ukrainian Troops Killed as Cease-Fire Teeters on Brink

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine says five government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Wednesday that four soldiers died when their armored vehicle hit a mine near the front line town of Avdiivka....