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    Cyprus Agrees Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Ports
    Feb26

    Cyprus Agrees Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Ports

    European governments are facing the prospect of a Russian beachhead in the Mediterranean after Cyprus confirmed they have agreed a deal to allow the Russian navy access to Cypriot ports, in the latest agreement struck between the two countries. Initial reports of a similar deal earlier this month prompted concern among Western experts, as the...

    Gazprom ‘Ready’ To Divide Ukraine Gas Bills; EU Plans Talks
    Feb26

    Gazprom ‘Ready’ To Divide Ukraine Gas Bills; EU Plans Talks

    Russian gas giant Gazprom says it is willing to discuss alterations to the current gas agreement with Kyiv but also warns time is running out for Ukraine to order further shipments. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s military exercises are way bigger than NATO’s
    Feb26

    Russia’s military exercises are way bigger than NATO’s

    If military strength and ability was determined solely by the number of soldiers participating in military exercises, Russia would be able to steamroll through NATO without much of a second thought. Since 2013, Russia has launched a number of military exercises with troop numbers regularly surpassing the 100,000 personnel mark. In comparison, the...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Still Firing As Ukraine Withdraws Heavy Weapons
    Feb26

    Pro-Russian Rebels Still Firing As Ukraine Withdraws Heavy Weapons

    The Ukrainian military has begun withdrawing on Thursday its heavy weapons from the frontlines, 11 days after a ceasefire with Russian-backed rebels came into effect and mandated that heavy artillery be moved back. …read more Source: International Business...

    After Putin
    Feb26

    After Putin

    Eighty percent poll ratings, almost four years to go before the next elections, and the chance to stay until 2024—what’s not to like for Putin? The outside world, and the majority of Russians, suppose that he will stay that long, if not longer. However, if we were to judge by the actions of Putin and his immediate circle, we would conclude...

    Russian Official: Everyone in DC Will Become A Drug Addict
    Feb26

    Russian Official: Everyone in DC Will Become A Drug Addict

    Washington, DC’s law legalizing possession of marijuana went into effect at midnight last night, in what Russian authorities say is the first step towards toward complete societal collapse. The Moscow Times reports: “When the authorities take their cue from the sinister interests of the population, what happens is everyone becomes a drug...

    The French Red Line in Ukraine
    Feb26

    The French Red Line in Ukraine

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had some strong words for his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, saying that any moves to attack Mariupol would be crossing a red line for France. NPR: “I told my counterpart Sergei Lavrov that such a move would mean Russia wants to make a link with Crimea, and that would change everything,” said Fabius....

    Ukraine Says It’s Withdrawing Weapons Amid Tepid Cease-Fire
    Feb26

    Ukraine Says It’s Withdrawing Weapons Amid Tepid Cease-Fire

    The move offers hope the agreement could yet take hold. …read more Source: U.S....

    Only the US and Estonia are meeting NATO’s defense budget goals
    Feb26

    Only the US and Estonia are meeting NATO’s defense budget goals

    Fourteen NATO countries have so far announced their defense budgets for 2015. Of those fourteen, only the US and Estonia have passed the 2% of GDP threshold that every NATO nation pledged to have as their goal for military expenditure. According to a new study from the European Leadership Network (ELN), six nations will increase their budgets in...

    Reno Leaders Upset 5 Officers in Ukraine, Order Them Home
    Feb26

    Reno Leaders Upset 5 Officers in Ukraine, Order Them Home

    Upset Reno City Council orders return of 5 police officers providing training in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...