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    Russia Says Western Leaders Note Progress In Cease-Fire In Ukraine
    Apr30

    Russia Says Western Leaders Note Progress In Cease-Fire In Ukraine

    The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have noted “certain progress” in a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine during a telephone conversation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. commander: Another Russian offensive possible in Ukraine after lull
    Apr30

    U.S. commander: Another Russian offensive possible in Ukraine after lull

    Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of NATO forces in Europe, told the Senate Armed Services Committee, that the situation in Ukraine is volatile and fragile and urged Congress to bolster U.S. intelligence capabilities to better understand President Vladimir Putin’s intent in the region …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Gets Personal with Poroshenko
    Apr30

    Russia Gets Personal with Poroshenko

    Moscow is going after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s personal holdings, seizing assets in a raid on the roughly $40 million Russian facility of his candy company, Roshen, in Lipetsk. The company is the backbone of Poroshenko’s huge fortune. Radio Free Europe has more: The April 28 seizure is the latest in a series of raids...

    Russian Media Play Up WWII Victory, Lash Out at ‘V-Day Snubs’
    Apr30

    Russian Media Play Up WWII Victory, Lash Out at ‘V-Day Snubs’

    Russian state media are ramping up nationalism ahead of the 70th anniversary of “Victory Day” on May 9, preparing to air films and TV programs dedicated to the glory of Soviet heroes who fought and sacrificed for the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II. Bulletin boards with patriotic slogans and announcements of the anniversary have...

    Western leaders agree ceasefire in Ukraine needs to stabilize: Germany
    Apr30

    Western leaders agree ceasefire in Ukraine needs to stabilize: Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held a telephone conversation with the leaders of… …read more Source:...

    Polish biker says a Night Wolves member made it into country
    Apr30

    Polish biker says a Night Wolves member made it into country

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish biker said Thursday that at least one member of a nationalistic Russian motorcycle club appears to have entered Poland despite a ban, and visited the Auschwitz memorial site with two other Russians — one of whom briefly unfurled a Soviet flag. The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves, who are on a ride commemorating the Russian...

    Russia repositioning forces for new offensive in Ukraine, U.S. commander says
    Apr30

    Russia repositioning forces for new offensive in Ukraine, U.S. commander says

    The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive. …read more Source: CTV...

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine
    Apr30

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine

    By BRADLEY KLAPPER and KEN DILANIAN read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Top U.S. Commander Says Russian Offensive Possible In Ukraine
    Apr30

    Top U.S. Commander Says Russian Offensive Possible In Ukraine

    The top U.S. commander for NATO says Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting in Ukraine to reposition for a possible offensive …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Savchenko Transferred From Hospital Back To Jail
    Apr30

    Savchenko Transferred From Hospital Back To Jail

    Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko’s has been transferred back to detention center in Moscow after spending just two days in a civilian hospital. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...