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    Wladimir Klitschko Seeks Recognition Of Himself And Ukraine
    Apr23

    Wladimir Klitschko Seeks Recognition Of Himself And Ukraine

    Wladimir Klitschko, the heavyweight champion of the world, was trying to rescue a news conference that was supposed to be promoting a title bout at Madison Square Garden. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russia Violating Ukraine Ceasefire, Training Rebels, Building Up Troops On Border: US State Department
    Apr23

    Russia Violating Ukraine Ceasefire, Training Rebels, Building Up Troops On Border: US State Department

    Russia has violated the terms of the ceasefire in Ukraine by significantly increasing the number of its troops in the border region, and sending arms and drones to rebels, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. State department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, in a statement, that “combined Russian-separatist forces” were violating the...

    Arctic nations meet under threat of new Cold War
    Apr23

    Arctic nations meet under threat of new Cold War

    Ottawa (AFP) – The thawing of the polar ice promises Arctic nations new opportunities to open ocean trade routes and offshore oil fields.But the chill in relations between Western powers and their Arctic neighbor Russia could make the North a frontline in a new Cold War.Senior envoys from the countries of the Arctic Council will meet on...

    World Briefs: Russia eyes ‘neutral’ Ukraine
    Apr23

    World Briefs: Russia eyes ‘neutral’ Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Russia said Wednesday that it wants a “neutral” and unified Ukraine, accusing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization of seeking to turn its neighbor into a hostile state. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    U.S. warns of new Russian buildup in Ukraine
    Apr23

    U.S. warns of new Russian buildup in Ukraine

    Russia, which is supporting separatists battling the central Ukraine government in Kiev, has built up its air defense systems to the highest levels since August, Marie Harf, a State Department…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    U.S. Says Putin Is Adding Russian Forces Near Ukraine
    Apr23

    U.S. Says Putin Is Adding Russian Forces Near Ukraine

    Western officials are unsure if plans are underway for a new Russian-backed offensive or if the moves are an effort to wring concessions from the Ukraine government. …read more Source: The New York...

    Carter: Europe’s Security Challenges Should Mean More Defense Spending
    Apr23

    Carter: Europe’s Security Challenges Should Mean More Defense Spending

    Europe should be spending more on its military given the security challenges facing the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday, adding that falling investment had eroded Europe’s ability to be a capable U.S. ally. “They’re not doing enough. They are spending a smaller share of their GDP than they have in...

    U.S. warns of new Russian buildup in Ukraine
    Apr23

    U.S. warns of new Russian buildup in Ukraine

    Russia has sent arms and drone aircraft into eastern Ukraine and is concentrating troops along the tense border, a buildup that is raising concern about a new escalation in the conflict, the State Department said Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    US Says Russia Adds Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine
    Apr23

    US Says Russia Adds Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine

    The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian separatists in the area in breach of a European-brokered cease-fire agreement. “This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August,” State...

    U.S. Points to Russian Presence in Ukraine
    Apr23

    U.S. Points to Russian Presence in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian separatists in the area in breach of a European-brokered cease-fire agreement. “This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern...