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    Jim Mattis, in Ukraine, Says U.S. Is Thinking of Sending Weapons
    Aug25

    Jim Mattis, in Ukraine, Says U.S. Is Thinking of Sending Weapons

    The Pentagon chief stressed that the nonlethal weapons would only be supplied to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression. …read more Source: The New York...

    With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow
    Aug25

    With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow

    KYIV, Ukraine—A nation doesn’t always reveal its pride or its undying hope for a better future through military parades and presidential speeches. Sometimes, it’s a 40-year-old combat veteran standing rigid in his military fatigues, a medal pinned to his chest, bowing his head in remembrance of fallen comrades while tears run down his...

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
    Aug25

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday during a visit to Ukraine that the Trump administration was “actively reviewing” whether to provide lethal defensive weapons to the war-torn country. When asked whether Russia might see such a move as a threat, Mattis responded, “Defensive weapons are not provocative unless...

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’
    Aug25

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’

    Russia’s RIA Novosti, a state-run Russian-language outlet, published a story on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day to celebrate the annexation of Crimea as “the first step in the reunification of Russia.” …read more Source:...

    Israeli man shot dead near synagogue in Kiev
    Aug25

    Israeli man shot dead near synagogue in Kiev

    The Brodsky Synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine. (Wikimedia Commons) (JTA) — An Israeli man was found shot dead near a Kiev synagogue in what is believed to have been a robbery rather than an anti-Semitic incident. The body of Sachroch Torsonov, 29, of Jerusalem, was found late Wednesday night near the Brodsky Synagogue in the center of the Ukrainian...

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
    Aug25

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday during a visit to Ukraine that the Trump administration was “actively reviewing” whether to provide lethal defensive weapons to the war-torn country. When asked whether Russia might see such a move as a threat, Mattis responded, “Defensive weapons are not provocative unless...

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’
    Aug25

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’

    Russia’s RIA Novosti, a state-run Russian-language outlet, published a story on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day to celebrate the annexation of Crimea as “the first step in the reunification of Russia.” …read more Source:...

    North Korean spies were tricked into stealing fake missile plans
    Aug25

    North Korean spies were tricked into stealing fake missile plans

    They just couldn’t resist. Two North Korean spies were caught on camera stealing what they thought were top-secret missile designs — giddily snapping pictures of the plans — which in reality, were completely fake. The gullible government agents were tricked by authorities in Ukraine during a 2011 sting operation, according to CNN. Officials...

    NATO Chief: 2 Experts to Attend Russia-Belarus War Games
    Aug25

    NATO Chief: 2 Experts to Attend Russia-Belarus War Games

    NATO’s chief says the military alliance will send two experts to attend Russia’s war games with Belarus, after Minsk invited them to take part. The war games, known as Zapad (West in Russian) and starting on Sept. 14, have raised tensions between NATO and Russia. Zapad will see thousands of troops and equipment from Russia and Belarus...

    Jim Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons
    Aug25

    Jim Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis condemned Russia’s attempts to “redraw international borders by force” and pledged support for Ukraine on Thursday but stopped short of promising U.S. weapons for Ukraine’s fight against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...