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    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says
    Feb26

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says

    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through “land grabs,” warning Moscow and the rebels had failed to meet the terms of a tattered ceasefire.Putin had put in place policies which “violate all the international norms with respect to territory...

    NATO commander: Ukraine crisis is ‘getting worse every day’
    Feb26

    NATO commander: Ukraine crisis is ‘getting worse every day’

    Philip Breedlove, the NATO supreme allied commander, said his advise on the situation in Ukraine is being considered. He said there was no way to predict if giving Ukraine military assistance would cause Russian President Vladimir Putin to ‘up the ante.’ …read more Source: Christian Science...

    NATO Chief: We’re Not Stopping Russia
    Feb26

    NATO Chief: We’re Not Stopping Russia

    The U.S. and its allies are giving nonlethal supplies to Ukraine—and punishing Putin financially. But that’s “not changing the results on the ground,” NATO’s top general admits. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending
    Feb26

    Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense. In a report released Thursday, the European Leadership Network said Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Hungary and Italy are all on track to reduce military expenditures in 2015. In...

    Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission
    Feb26

    Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission

    Canada’s involvement in the struggle for Ukraine is set to deepen, with the revelation by Jason Kenney, the defence minister, that the government is talking to Kiev about a training mission. “We’re exploring options actively about assisting Ukrainians with military training … I would say, stay tuned,” he told reporters Wednesday. The...

    Norway: Russia relations will never be the same
    Feb26

    Norway: Russia relations will never be the same

    Western relations with Russia will never again be the same after the war in Ukraine, Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    John Ivison: Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission
    Feb26

    John Ivison: Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission

    Canada’s involvement in the struggle for Ukraine is set to deepen, with the revelation by Jason Kenney, the defence minister, that the government is talking to Kiev about a training mission. “We’re exploring options actively about assisting Ukrainians with military training … I would say, stay tuned,” he told reporters Wednesday. The...

    The Great Ukraine Conspiracy Revealed?
    Feb26

    The Great Ukraine Conspiracy Revealed?

    Publication of a leaked secret planning document raises questions about when and how Putin might have planned the takeover of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Canada looks at training Ukrainian troops
    Feb26

    Canada looks at training Ukrainian troops

    Canada considers joining U.S.-led military training mission in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Kremlin advised to annex Crimea before Ukrainian president’s fall
    Feb26

    Kremlin advised to annex Crimea before Ukrainian president’s fall

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin was advised to annex Crimea and a large swath of southeastern Ukraine weeks before the Ukrainian government fell, a Russian newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing what it said was a memo that was presumably presented to the presidential administration. Russia has long contended that it acted without premeditation in Crimea,...