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    Joe Biden arrives In Ukraine; nonlethal aid announcement expected
    Nov20

    Joe Biden arrives In Ukraine; nonlethal aid announcement expected

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrived Thursday in Ukraine, where he is expected to announce an increase in U.S. nonlethal aid for the nation’s fight against pro-Russian separatists. Mr. Biden’s trip to Kiev comes just one day after its National Security and Defense Council announced that Russian MiG-31 fighter jets …...

    Corruption Saps Enthusiasm for East Ukraine Rebels
    Nov20

    Corruption Saps Enthusiasm for East Ukraine Rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine—As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory. Coal is the lifeblood of this region dominated by pro-Russia separatists — and now the source of its first corruption scandal. The former energy...

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity
    Nov20

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity

    NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty Organization members have sought to fill gaps in the alliance’s land, air and sea defenses since Russia annexed Crimea and...

    U.N.: Nearly 1,000 killed during ‘cease-fire’ in east Ukraine
    Nov20

    U.N.: Nearly 1,000 killed during ‘cease-fire’ in east Ukraine

    JC FinleyNEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) — The U.N. released a report Thursday concerning “serious human rights violations” in eastern Ukraine even after a cease-fire was signed Sept. 5. …read more Source: United Press...

    Here Are All The Russian Weapons Separatists Are Using In Ukraine
    Nov20

    Here Are All The Russian Weapons Separatists Are Using In Ukraine

    As Russian military supplies continue to pour into Ukraine, it becomes harder by the day for Putin to deny that Moscow is providing arms to the separatists. Since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began last spring, the separatists have become increasingly well equipped and capable of resisting the Ukrainian military. Some of the supplies the...

    U.S. Increasing Non-Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine
    Nov20

    U.S. Increasing Non-Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said. The increase in non-lethal aid to Ukraine, which is grappling with a Russian-backed separatist movement in its east, is...

    Biden Arrives In Ukraine Amid Reports Of Boost In Nonlethal Military Aid
    Nov20

    Biden Arrives In Ukraine Amid Reports Of Boost In Nonlethal Military Aid

    U.S. officials were quoted as saying privately ahead of the visit that the nonlethal aid Vice President Joe Biden would announce in Kyiv included Humvees from excess supplies in the Pentagon’s inventory, as well as the delivery of previously promised radars that can detect the location of enemy mortars. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 as Russian Air Activity Jumps
    Nov20

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 as Russian Air Activity Jumps

    AMARI Estonia/LONDON (Reuters) – NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members have sought to fill gaps in the alliance’s land, air and sea...

    Rebel leader’s new solution to the Ukraine civil war: He wants to duel the Ukrainian president on live TV
    Nov20

    Rebel leader’s new solution to the Ukraine civil war: He wants to duel the Ukrainian president on live TV

    ‘I will let you choose the place and the weapons,’ the rebel leader wrote in an open letter to Petro Poroshenko, ‘Each party has the right to 10 witnesses and 10 media representatives’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    U.N. rights agency reports ‘total breakdown’ in eastern Ukraine
    Nov20

    U.N. rights agency reports ‘total breakdown’ in eastern Ukraine

    More than 4,300 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine’s “total breakdown of law and order,” the United Nations human rights agency reported Thursday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...