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    Russia Starts War Games on Ukraine, Crimea Borders
    Mar05

    Russia Starts War Games on Ukraine, Crimea Borders

    MOSCOW—Russia’s military is holding maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West. The Southern Military District, where the exercises will take place, includes the regions bordering Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed last year. But...

    Report: Human Rights in Annexed Crimea Deteriorating
    Mar05

    Report: Human Rights in Annexed Crimea Deteriorating

    A new report by Freedom House and the Atlantic Council of the United States says the human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated since the peninsula was annexed by Russia in March of last year. The report says the new authorities in Crimea are discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, and forcing residents to...

    Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans are stepping up the pressure on the president to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: U.S....

    Officials to Ukraine Peace Deal to Discuss Next Steps
    Mar05

    Officials to Ukraine Peace Deal to Discuss Next Steps

    Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and the next steps needed toward implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany’s foreign minister said. “Of course we cannot be satisfied with the speed of the implementation of the Minsk accord, but we have...

    EU Extends Asset Freeze on Ex-Ukraine Leader for a Year
    Mar05

    EU Extends Asset Freeze on Ex-Ukraine Leader for a Year

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader and other former top officials for a year …read more Source: ABC...

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader and other former top officials for a year
    Mar05

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader and other former top officials for a year

    The European Union has extended for a year an asset freeze on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and others in his administration linked to the misuse of state funds. …read more Source: FOX...

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
    Mar05

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

    Death toll after blast at coal mine in war-stricken east Ukraine city reaches 32 …read more Source:...

    Polish PM Chastises Deputy for Warnings Over Ukraine
    Mar05

    Polish PM Chastises Deputy for Warnings Over Ukraine

    Poland’s prime minister has chastised her coalition partner for describing Ukraine’s economy as on the brink of disintegration and suggesting Poland could face a flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees across its frontiers. …read more Source:...

    The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire
    Mar05

    The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire

    The Minsk II Agreement, reached on February 12, 2015 between Ukraine and the separatist provinces in the east of the country, did not lead to an immediate ceasefire. The Russian-backed separatists intensified the fighting and succeeded in encircling and defeating the Ukrainian forces in the Debaltseve bulge. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    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...