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    Billboards praising Stalin go up in Russian-annexed Crimea
    Apr30

    Billboards praising Stalin go up in Russian-annexed Crimea

    The billboards reading “Eternal glory to the victors” are sponsored by the Communist Party, which has always praised Stalin’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. …read more Source: Toronto...

    An Old War, a New War – The Upcoming Challenge to Ukraine’s Ceasefire
    Apr30

    An Old War, a New War – The Upcoming Challenge to Ukraine’s Ceasefire

    May 9, the 70th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, is shaping up to be a serious test for the fragile Minsk II ceasefire in Ukraine. Thus far, the only stipulations which have been at least partially implemented are the ceasefire, a large-caliber arms withdrawal and a prisoner exchange. These steps are crucial, and the deescalation...

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

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Anti-Swastika Crusade Hits Toy Stores, Bookstores, And Museums
    Apr30

    Russia’s Anti-Swastika Crusade Hits Toy Stores, Bookstores, And Museums

    Russia is scrambling to get rid of swastikas and other Nazi symbols ahead of Victory Day celebrations. But has it going too far? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US commander: Russian offensive possible in Ukraine
    Apr30

    US commander: Russian offensive possible in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for NATO says Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting in Ukraine to reposition for what American military officers believe will be another offensive. …read more Source: U.S....

    US commander: Russian offensive possible in Ukraine
    Apr30

    US commander: Russian offensive possible in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for NATO says Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting in Ukraine to reposition for what… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine foreign minister praises Canadian trainers
    Apr30

    Ukraine foreign minister praises Canadian trainers

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s visiting foreign minister says it’s a joke that Russia is characterizing Canadian military trainers in his country as “deplorable.” Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin says the Canadian Forces trainers will bring his country’s military forces and national guard up to a higher standard so they can better...

    Ukraine minister says Russian concern a joke, praises Canada’s military trainers
    Apr30

    Ukraine minister says Russian concern a joke, praises Canada’s military trainers

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s visiting foreign minister says it’s a joke that Russia is characterizing Canadian military trainers in his country as “deplorable.”Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin says the Canadian Forces trainers will bring his country’s military forces and national guard up to a higher standard so...

    Canada announces another $14M in aid to Ukraine
    Apr30

    Canada announces another $14M in aid to Ukraine

    Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said Canada stands with Ukraine in the face of Russia’s “aggressive militarism and expansionism,” as he announced another $14 million in aid to the former Soviet state. Nicholson met with Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin for several hours Thursday, to discuss the situation in Ukraine....

    China, Russia to Hold First Joint Mediterranean Naval Drills
    Apr30

    China, Russia to Hold First Joint Mediterranean Naval Drills

    China will hold joint naval drills with Russia in mid-May in the Mediterranean Sea, the first time the two countries will hold military exercises together in that part of the world, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday. China and Russia have held naval drills in Pacific waters since 2012. The May maneuvers come as the United States ramps...