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    Ukraine crisis: Should Canada push the West to provide weapons?
    Feb25

    Ukraine crisis: Should Canada push the West to provide weapons?

    Before brokering the latest sputtering ceasefire, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the hawks, both in Washington and across the Ukrainian diaspora, about arming Kyiv’s forces to battle Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: National...

    Moscow Court Hands ‘Death Sentence’ to Hunger-Striking Ukrainian MP
    Feb25

    Moscow Court Hands ‘Death Sentence’ to Hunger-Striking Ukrainian MP

    An appeals court in Moscow today refused to bring forward the trial date of the Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike for over 70 days. The ruling could mean that Savchenko will die in pretrial detention, and her campaigners have slammed the decision as effectively being a “death sentence”. Russia charged Savchenko, 33,...

    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...

    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 President Vladimir Putin said after...

    British Blogger Raises Awkward Questions on Russia’s Role in Ukraine
    Feb25

    British Blogger Raises Awkward Questions on Russia’s Role in Ukraine

    It was not an unusual evening for war blogger Eliot Higgins. As he was rocking his infant son to sleep in his bedroom in the English city of Leicester, Higgins, who has written in-depth reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, was engaging in an online war of words with a pro-Kremlin blogger over Twitter. This time he and his Bellingcat...

    Report: Russia had Ukraine incursion planned a year ago
    Feb25

    Report: Russia had Ukraine incursion planned a year ago

    Russian newspaper releases report alleging the Kremlin had document mapping out takeover of parts of Ukraine before rebellion kicked off …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...

    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...