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    Ukraine to Boost Armed Forces by a Third
    Mar05

    Ukraine to Boost Armed Forces by a Third

    Ukraine’s Parliament has voted in favour of increasing the size of Ukraine’s armed forces by a third as the country’s military continues to reinforce itself in the fight against pro-Russian separatists occupying the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. The bill, initially proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, was...

    Ukraine Coal Mine Disaster: Day Of Mourning Observed Across Country
    Mar05

    Ukraine Coal Mine Disaster: Day Of Mourning Observed Across Country

    Ukraine observed a day of mourning Thursday to pay respects to the 32 miners who died one day earlier in a gas explosion at Zasyadko mine in rebel-held Donetsk. A moment of silence was held at noon across the country, while the Ukrainian flag was flown at half-mast and all entertainment and leisure events were canceled, according to Ukrinform....

    Russia Denies US Claim of ‘Thousands’ of Troops in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Russia Denies US Claim of ‘Thousands’ of Troops in Ukraine

    Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent thousands of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia Holds Large-Scale Military Exercises In Disputed Territories
    Mar05

    Russia Holds Large-Scale Military Exercises In Disputed Territories

    MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on Russia’s borders. The exercises involve over 2,000 anti-aircraft troops and 500 items of weaponry and will last until April 10, Interfax news agency reported....

    Russian NGO Ousted From Gulag Prison Camp Museum
    Mar05

    Russian NGO Ousted From Gulag Prison Camp Museum

    MOSCOW— An independent Russian organization says it has been ousted from the Gulag prison camp museum that it has run from 1992. Viktor Shmyrov, director for the Perm-36 museum in central Russia, told The Associated Press Thursday that his organization had lost the property after losing a lawsuit against the regional Ministry of Culture, which...

    Russian Policeman Gets 15-Year Sentence For Spying For U.S.
    Mar05

    Russian Policeman Gets 15-Year Sentence For Spying For U.S.

    A court in Moscow has convicted a Russian police officer from Siberia on charges of spying for the United States and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training due to conflict in neighboring Ukraine
    Mar05

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training due to conflict in neighboring Ukraine

    Poland’s Parliament speaker says that the lawmakers will be given a chance to go through military training because “turbulent times” require it. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poland’s Lawmakers to Go Through Military Training
    Mar05

    Poland’s Lawmakers to Go Through Military Training

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training due to conflict in neighboring Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Parliament Votes To Increase Army Personnel To 250,00
    Mar05

    Ukraine Parliament Votes To Increase Army Personnel To 250,00

    The Ukrainian parliament has voted in favor of a bill to boost the size of the military by one-third, to 250,000 soldiers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Italian PM in Moscow to Discuss Russia-Eu Ties
    Mar05

    Italian PM in Moscow to Discuss Russia-Eu Ties

    MOSCOW— Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Moscow Thursday for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. With Russia-West ties at their lowest point since the Cold War times, most European Union leaders have shunned Moscow. Renzi’s trip reflects his desire to improve bilateral...