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    Former Soviet republics ask NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade as a deterrent against Russia
    May14

    Former Soviet republics ask NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade as a deterrent against Russia

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. The chiefs of defence of the three countries are presenting the request in a joint letter this week to NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe, said...

    U.S. Troops Prepare Ukraine Soldiers for Russian Onslaught
    May14

    U.S. Troops Prepare Ukraine Soldiers for Russian Onslaught

    YAVORIV, Ukraine—The sounds of gunfire and explosions are constant on the firing range at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center outside this western Ukrainian town. At one spot, behind an earthen bunker, U.S. Army paratroopers are qualifying Ukrainian National Guard soldiers in Soviet-era, shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenades...

    This may have been the most embarrassing moment in the history of the world’s strongest military alliance
    May14

    This may have been the most embarrassing moment in the history of the world’s strongest military alliance

    NATO may be the strongest military alliance in the history of the world. Among its many accomplishments over the course of its 66-year history, the alliance protected Europe from Soviet expansion during the Cold War, intervened to stop ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, and provided air support for the rebels who overthew Libyan dictator Muammar...

    Britain scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian military aircraft moving towards UK airspace
    May14

    Britain scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian military aircraft moving towards UK airspace

    The Royal Air Force sent jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft approaching UK airspace to the north of Scotland. According to an RAF spokesperson: “RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon fighter aircraft were launched today from RAF Lossiemouth after unidentified aircraft were tracked flying towards UK airspace.” “The planes...

    Ukraine’s School For Snipers
    May14

    Ukraine’s School For Snipers

    A group of volunteers has secured approval and financial backing from the Ukrainian authorities to train snipers for the army at a military base near the southern port of Mikolayiv. The conditions are far from perfect: some of the weapons are older than the men using them, and instruction manuals date back to the 1970s. But the organizers hope...

    Russia Slams EBRD Lending Decision as ‘Politically Motivated’
    May14

    Russia Slams EBRD Lending Decision as ‘Politically Motivated’

    Russia criticized on Thursday a decision by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to suspend further loans to the country over the Ukraine crisis and said the bank should not be swayed by “temporary political trends.” Last year the London-based EBRD, set up in 1991 originally to invest in ex-Soviet bloc...

    Hollande Denounces ‘Unacceptable’ Violations of Ukraine Ceasefire
    May14

    Hollande Denounces ‘Unacceptable’ Violations of Ukraine Ceasefire

    France’s President Francois Hollande on Thursday denounced as unacceptable ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, after speaking briefly with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Germany. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster
    May14

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster

    Moscow (AFP) – Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, views of Venetian canals or a growling lion, these artworks all have something in common outside hefty pricetags — they’re edible.Long known in the West, “chocolate painting” was introduced in Russia about a decade ago but until lately, remained the...

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style “hybrid” warfare
    May14

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style “hybrid” warfare

    By Adrian Croft and Sabine Siebold ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) – NATO and the EU agreed on Thursday to work together more to counter “hybrid… …read more Source:...

    PayPal Blocks Russian Account For Nemtsov Report On Ukraine War
    May14

    PayPal Blocks Russian Account For Nemtsov Report On Ukraine War

    A Russian opposition activist says U.S.-based online payment service PayPal has blocked an account raising funds to publish a report on the Ukraine war started by slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...