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    Bronze Bust of Putin as Roman Emperor to Be Unveiled
    Mar19

    Bronze Bust of Putin as Roman Emperor to Be Unveiled

    St Petersburg’s Cossack community has promised to mark Russia’s anniversary of the allied victory over the Nazis by unveiling a bronze bust of Russian president Vladimir Putin depicted as a Roman emperor. Andrey Polyakov, the leader of the St Petersburg Cossack group Irbis – a popular organisation which stresses the importance...

    UK sends military advisers to Ukraine
    Mar19

    UK sends military advisers to Ukraine

    British military advisers are training Ukrainian troops in Ukraine, the UK said Thursday, as part of efforts to support the government in Kiev as it combats pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Normandy Group Meeting
    Mar19

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Normandy Group Meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for a new meeting of the so-called Normandy Group of four nations trying to mediate a peace agreement in Ukraine to be convened in the very near future. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The lessons of Debaltseve: Armored vehicles still matter, but they need to be mobile, lethal, and survivable
    Mar19

    The lessons of Debaltseve: Armored vehicles still matter, but they need to be mobile, lethal, and survivable

    By Brian Drohan and Andy Forney Best Defense guest columnists After nearly fifteen years of counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, American advocates of heavy armored forces interpreted Ukrainian forces’ defeat at the battle of Debaltseve as an indication that “tanks still matter.” But the key lesson of the Debaltseve fight is a broader...

    The US mission to NATO just called out Putin’s Crimea narrative
    Mar19

    The US mission to NATO just called out Putin’s Crimea narrative

    After a year of denying Russian encroachment on the Crimean peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted in a television interview that all along he did have a plan to take the region from Ukraine. The US mission to NATO outlined Putin’s narrative over the past year: Putin and Crimea: an evolution of views? You can be the judge....

    Don’t Punish Russia for Compromising in Ukraine
    Mar19

    Don’t Punish Russia for Compromising in Ukraine

    EU leaders should put off the decision on extending sanctions against Russia to help the truce in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU Likely to Keep Russia Sanctions After Merkel Weighs In
    Mar19

    EU Likely to Keep Russia Sanctions After Merkel Weighs In

    European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine cease-fire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. EU governments have until now been divided on whether to act now to renew those sanctions, which expire...

    The lessons of Debaltseve: Armored vehicles still matter, but they need to be mobile, lethal and survivable
    Mar19

    The lessons of Debaltseve: Armored vehicles still matter, but they need to be mobile, lethal and survivable

    By Brian Drohan and Andy Forney Best Defense guest columnists After nearly fifteen years of counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, American advocates of heavy armored forces interpreted Ukrainian forces’ defeat at the battle of Debaltseve as an indication that “tanks still matter.” But the key lesson of the Debaltseve fight is a broader...

    UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills
    Mar19

    UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills

    Britain’s defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces’ defensive capability in their armed campaign against Russian-backed separatists in the east. British trainers will run a series of combat first aid courses at bases across the country, Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianik said....

    Putin: No Reason Yet for Confidence in Russia’s Economy
    Mar19

    Putin: No Reason Yet for Confidence in Russia’s Economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was still too soon to feel confident about the country’s economy, although his ministers said the worst is over. Speaking to a conference of Russian businessmen, Putin said the central bank’s main interest rate, now at 14 percent, remains high but that the level was warranted by the...