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    Cyprus signs military deal with Russia
    Feb25

    Cyprus signs military deal with Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) – Cyprus on Wednesday signed a deal with Russia allowing its navy ships to make regular port calls on the island. The deal with European Union member Cyprus, which also hosts British military bases, comes amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine, the worst since the Cold War times. Russian … …read more Source: The...

    Russian court refuses to release high-profile Ukrainian prisoner taken across border to Russia
    Feb25

    Russian court refuses to release high-profile Ukrainian prisoner taken across border to Russia

    A Russian court has refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb25

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

    Savchenko, a Ukrainian military officer captured by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in June and put in custody in Russia, has been on a hunger strike since Dec. 13. Savchenko was elected to the Ukrainian parliament while in jail and named a delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. …read more Source: San...

    Russia just signed a military agreement with an EU state
    Feb25

    Russia just signed a military agreement with an EU state

    Russia and Cyprus have signed a military agreement that will allow Russian ships to call into ports in the EU member state, according to Tass news agency. Independent Russian news service Interfax also confirmed the agreement, describing it as a “memorandum on cooperation in the naval area between the defence ministries of countries and an...

    American, British Troops Parade Near Russian Border In Estonia
    Feb25

    American, British Troops Parade Near Russian Border In Estonia

    NATO troops took part in a military parade in Estonia just 300 yards from the Russian border for the country’s Independence Day Tuesday as tensions between Moscow and the West remain high over the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. U.S., British, Dutch, Spanish and Latvian armor and troops joined Estonian forces for the parade, according...

    FP’s Situation Report: Pentagon walks back Mosul plans; Russia plays petro-politics with Europe; U.S. calls for South Sudan sanctions in writing; and much more from around the world.
    Feb25

    FP’s Situation Report: Pentagon walks back Mosul plans; Russia plays petro-politics with Europe; U.S. calls for South Sudan sanctions in writing; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Pentagon tries to walk back plans to retake Mosul. Last week DoD unexpectedly released key details on its efforts to retake the Iraqi city from the Islamic State. U.S. officials apparently failed to check in with their Iraqi counterparts, FP’s Kate Brannen reports. Meanwhile, former Iraqi Prime...

    Susan Rice Laughs Uncontrollably When Charlie Rose Mentions Ukraine’s ‘Humiliating’ Retreat
    Feb25

    Susan Rice Laughs Uncontrollably When Charlie Rose Mentions Ukraine’s ‘Humiliating’ Retreat

    …read more Source: The Washington Free...

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Bans Foreign Currency Purchases
    Feb25

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Bans Foreign Currency Purchases

    Ukraine’s central bank has tightened capital controls further by temporarily banning banks from buying foreign currency for their clients in a bid to stem a sharp drop in the hryvnia’s value. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Moscow lied ‘to my face,’ John Kerry says as Russia’s state-controlled energy behemoth threatens to cut of Ukraine
    Feb25

    Moscow lied ‘to my face,’ John Kerry says as Russia’s state-controlled energy behemoth threatens to cut of Ukraine

    MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Moscow of lying “to my face” Tuesday as Russia warned that Ukraine could run out of natural gas within two because of a dispute over payments. The warning by Alexey B. Miller, the chief executive of Gazprom, the state-controlled Russian energy behemoth, illustrated how the hostilities between...

    Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport
    Feb25

    Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian troops held captive in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began digging through the rubble Wednesday to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in a bitter battle for the city’s airport. Associated Press journalists saw at least four bodies being carried out of … …read...