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    NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
    Mar05

    NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide. NATO’s top U.S. civilian official, Alexander Vershbow, said Thursday that “an angry, revisionist Russia” was stopping at...

    Scribbled Note Shows Slain Opposition Leader Nemtsov On Trail Of Russian Deaths In Ukraine
    Mar05

    Scribbled Note Shows Slain Opposition Leader Nemtsov On Trail Of Russian Deaths In Ukraine

    MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive investigation he was preparing into...

    Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm
    Mar05

    Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm

    British-owned architecture firm Jones East8 accused Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s confectionary company of intimidation today after the firm’s director resigned in tears and left the country following a mysterious telephone call. The director, Hanna Nikiforova, cited her objection to the architects’ legal challenge...

    Ukrainian Parliament increasing size of army
    Mar05

    Ukrainian Parliament increasing size of army

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, March 5 (UPI) — A Ukrainian Parliament bill, passed Thursday, will increase the size of Ukraine’s army from 184,000 to 250,000 troops. …read more Source: United Press...

    Report: Human Rights Deteriorating in Annexed Crimea
    Mar05

    Report: Human Rights Deteriorating in Annexed Crimea

    Human rights conditions have deteriorated in Crimea since its annexation by Russia last year, with Crimean authorities accused of discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, and forcing residents to assume Russian citizenship or leave, according to a new report. When Russian President Vladimir Putin officially signed...

    Ukrainian Army Withdrawing Heavy Weapons; Parliament Votes To Increase Army To 250,000 Soldiers
    Mar05

    Ukrainian Army Withdrawing Heavy Weapons; Parliament Votes To Increase Army To 250,000 Soldiers

    The Ukrainian Parliament voted Thursday to increase the nation’s army to 250,000 troops, increasing it from the limit of 184,000 set in 2012, before the conflict with pro-Russian separatists broke out. The bill was voted for by 270 out of 314 members of the Verkhovna Rada parliament in Kiev. …read more Source: International Business...

    Lawmakers urge Obama to approve lethal aid to Ukraine
    Mar05

    Lawmakers urge Obama to approve lethal aid to Ukraine

    There are increasing indications that U.S. military officials favor sending Ukraine lethal weapons. …read more Source: USA...

    Former Ukraine Finance Minister Arrested on Spanish Coast
    Mar05

    Former Ukraine Finance Minister Arrested on Spanish Coast

    Spanish police arrested on Wednesday (March 4) former Ukrainian Finance Minister Yuri Kolobov, missing since August 2014 and wanted for embezzlement and financial wrongdoing under an Interpol arrest warrant, a Civil Guard spokesman said. Kolobov was arrested in a flat in the holiday town of Altea on Spain’s eastern coast. …read more...

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
    Mar05

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

    By NATALIYA VASILYEVA read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Cameron: West Needs Tough Russia Response
    Mar05

    Cameron: West Needs Tough Russia Response

    The British prime minister said the West needs a tough, long-term response to Russia over tensions in Ukraine, warning that he and other leaders were prepared to take sanctions “to a whole different level” if Moscow ramps up its aggression. …read more Source: The Wall Street...