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    Poland’s World War II Ceremonies Lose Some Edge as Tensions With Russia Ebb
    May07

    Poland’s World War II Ceremonies Lose Some Edge as Tensions With Russia Ebb

    A commemoration in Poland was originally billed as a Western alternative to a military parade planned by Vladimir V. Putin, but with a cease-fire in Ukraine, few want to pointedly snub him. …read more Source: The New York...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Gearing For New Assault In East Ukraine, Says US Secretary Of Defense
    May07

    Pro-Russian Rebels Gearing For New Assault In East Ukraine, Says US Secretary Of Defense

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says that pro-Russian separatists are gearing up for a fresh offensive in East Ukraine, echoing remarks by NATO allied commander Gen. Philip Breedlove last week. Carter, who made the comments to lawmakers on Wednesday, didn’t indicate when or where the new offensive may take place. …read more...

    Russians Remark on WWII ‘Victory Day’ Commemorations
    May07

    Russians Remark on WWII ‘Victory Day’ Commemorations

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with various events culminating in a grand military parade on Saturday from Red Square through central Moscow. On a recent Saturday at Moscow’s centrally-located Victory Park, construction workers erected a temporary stage for speeches and...

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank
    May07

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank

    A new high tech battle tank hailed by Russia as a “masterpiece” appeared to break down on Red Square on Thursday during a rehearsal for the military parade at which it will make its long-awaited debut. The tank’s driver raised a small red flag to show he had problems but managed to drive on about 30 minutes later after an...

    V-Day in Russia Evokes National Pride at Difficult Time
    May07

    V-Day in Russia Evokes National Pride at Difficult Time

    If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune “Katyusha” while waiting for an answer. “I just like the song,” explains the 22-year-old Podchasov, who got it for free by dialing 1945 as part of a promotion tied to the Victory Day holiday. Symbols of the Soviet triumph in World...

    Somewhere in #Lviv, Ukraine (Photo)
    May07

    Somewhere in #Lviv, Ukraine (Photo)

    Somewhere in #Lviv, Ukraine (Photo) / Десь у Львові… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    EU Says No Further Delay on Ukraine Trade Deal
    May07

    EU Says No Further Delay on Ukraine Trade Deal

    The EU said Thursday it would not bow to Russian demands to delay further the planned January 2016 implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine which is bitterly opposed by Moscow. …read more Source:...

    For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors — Just Not Orange And Black
    May07

    For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors — Just Not Orange And Black

    Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols — just not the orange-and-black of Russia’s St. George ribbon. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Says ‘Russia Has To Change Its Approach’
    May07

    U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Says ‘Russia Has To Change Its Approach’

    The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, says Russia has to change its approach to the situation in Ukraine’s east to make peace in the region possible. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania’s ‘little green men’ war games sends message to Moscow: ‘We’re not fearing anybody’
    May07

    Lithuania’s ‘little green men’ war games sends message to Moscow: ‘We’re not fearing anybody’

    Lithuania began “little green men” military training exercises on Wednesday to send Moscow a message: “We will not allow ourselves to be taken easily.” Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms became known as “little green men” when they appeared during the annexation of Crimea and unrest in eastern Ukraine....