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    Ukraine’s latest challenge: oligarchs with private armies
    Mar24

    Ukraine’s latest challenge: oligarchs with private armies

    Gov. Igor Kolomoisky, who was given political power and the right to create a private army last year, last week used that power to seize the state oil company’s headquarters in Kiev. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    U.K. Upgrades Falklands Defenses to Counter Renewed Argentine Threat
    Mar24

    U.K. Upgrades Falklands Defenses to Counter Renewed Argentine Threat

    Argentina still poses a “very live threat” to the British-ruled Falkland Islands, Britain’s defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans to increase security spending on the South Atlantic islands to counter Argentina’s attempts to improve its military. Michael Fallon told Parliament the government planned to spend...

    Ukrainian women urged to withhold sex from Russian men
    Mar24

    Ukrainian women urged to withhold sex from Russian men

    There’s no neighborly love here. Ukrainian women are being urged to boycott sex with Russian men. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russia is flexing its muscles in Central America
    Mar24

    Russia is flexing its muscles in Central America

    Russia has once again started to flex its muscles in a bid to rebuild its influence in the Central American state of Nicaragua, McClatchy DC reports. Moscow may strike a possible arms deal with Nicaragua that would provide the Central American country with fighter jets. Although details of the deal have not been revealed, there are rumors in...

    One Dead After Military Helicopter Crashes Near Kyiv
    Mar24

    One Dead After Military Helicopter Crashes Near Kyiv

    One person was reported killed and two others injured when a Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the Kyiv region on March 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Polish Army to Test 12,000 Reservists
    Mar24

    Polish Army to Test 12,000 Reservists

    Poland has called up its army reservists to immediately report to their nearest military unit in a surprise readiness test, which will recur throughout the coming year and will test 12,000 reserve officers. According to the Polish Ministry of Defence a group of 500 reservists was called up to participate in this first cycle of exercises and the...

    House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine
    Mar24

    House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine

    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly has approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The resolution was approved Monday by a vote of 348 to 48. There is bipartisan support in Congress to provide the arms to Ukrainian forces...

    Leader Hopes Crimean Tatars Will Stay, Despite Pressure
    Mar24

    Leader Hopes Crimean Tatars Will Stay, Despite Pressure

    A senior leader of the Crimean Tatar community says he is urging members of the Muslim minority to remain on the Black Sea peninsula despite worsening conditions following Russia’s takeover a year ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A billionaire tycoon with his own private army is on a dangerous collision course with the government in Ukraine
    Mar24

    A billionaire tycoon with his own private army is on a dangerous collision course with the government in Ukraine

    Igor Kolomoisky was once called Ukraine’s “secret weapon” as the 52-year old billionaire raised his own private army to fight off separatist forces attempting to capture the country’s third-largest city. Now the government in Kiev faces a dangerous stand-off with one of its most important allies. In March last year...

    Russian Hopes Of Money, Glory Die On Ukraine Battlefields
    Mar24

    Russian Hopes Of Money, Glory Die On Ukraine Battlefields

    When Alexander Zhitinev left in November to fight with the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, winter had just begun unleashing its fury on the wind-lashed steppe of this impoverished 18th century frontier town. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...