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    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...

    Boehner, top Democrats demand Obama arm Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, top Democrats demand Obama arm Ukraine

    House Speaker John A. Boehner and top Democrats and Republicans on all of the key security committees called on President Obama to provide lethal American arms to Ukraine, firing off a bipartisan letter Thursday saying Congress has already given him permission, and he needs to act soon to stop Russian … …read more Source: The...

    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...

    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...

    Kiev Keeps Gas Prepayments Small
    Mar05

    Kiev Keeps Gas Prepayments Small

    One day before its prepaid gas supplies would have run out, Ukraine’s state-owned gas firm Naftogaz paid its Russian counterpart Gazprom $15 million, enough to keep supplies flowing for five more days. Reuters reports: Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday that it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state...

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
    Mar05

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

    […] an effective government blockade on separatist-held areas is only getting worse. The goal is ostensibly to choke the rebel economy and force the separatist front to yield, but for now Kiev’s actions are fostering only resentment. The interruption of banking services forces hundreds of thousands in rebel territories to embark on...

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine Army Can Decrease Conflict
    Mar05

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine Army Can Decrease Conflict

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict, serve Europe’s interests …read more Source: ABC...