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    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...

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
    Mar05

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict, serve Europe’s interests
    Mar05

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict, serve Europe’s interests

    Strengthening Ukraine’s army and supplying it with weapons could prevent an escalation of the conflict and would serve Europe’s interests, a top Polish security official said Thursday. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
    Mar05

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

    KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Tears welled up Vera Pavliy’s eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home. The war that brought death and destruction to the region has largely abated, but the...

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict
    Mar05

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Strengthening Ukraine’s army and supplying it with weapons could prevent an escalation of the conflict and would serve Europe’s interests, a top Polish security official said Thursday. Stanislaw Koziej, the head of Poland’s National Security Office, met with Oleksandr Turchynov, the chairman of the...