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    Ukraine Defense Minister Says 7,500 Russian Troops Present In Eastern Of Country
    Nov22

    Ukraine Defense Minister Says 7,500 Russian Troops Present In Eastern Of Country

    Ukraine’s defense minister said that 7,500 Russian troops are present in the east of the country, which has been witnessing months of violence between the pro-Russian separatists and the government troops. The statement, from Colonel General Stepan Poltorak comes as four Ukrainian soldiers have been reported dead and 10 others injured in...

    Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine
    Nov22

    Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine said Russia has thousands of troops in its conflict-ravaged east and vowed to boost its own military capacity, ratcheting up tensions Saturday after Kiev’s new coalition pledged to make joining NATO a priority.The latest declarations from Ukraine’s defence minister threaten to provoke fresh Russian anger as...

    Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia ‘regime change’
    Nov22

    Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia ‘regime change’

    Moscow (AFP) – Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the West of seeking to force a regime change in Russia through sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.”The West is showing unambiguously that they do not want to force (Russia) to change policy, they want to achieve a change of regime,” Lavrov told a forum of...

    Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security
    Nov22

    Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security

    ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool. “[…] is the time to act,” Biden said, speaking at the Atlantic Council’s...

    Rob Nicholson urges Putin to get out of Ukraine
    Nov22

    Rob Nicholson urges Putin to get out of Ukraine

    HALIFAX – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson called on Russia to get out of Ukraine on Saturday, saying that what’s happening there is “completely unacceptable.” Speaking at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Nicholson told delegates during a panel discussion that the people of Ukraine deserve the freedom they fought for. Nicholson...

    Time to act on energy security, Biden tells EU
    Nov22

    Time to act on energy security, Biden tells EU

    Istanbul (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday told Europe it was time to act on improving its energy security, warning of Russia’s “track record” in using energy supplies as a weapon.Speaking at an Atlantic Council meeting in Istanbul, Biden said Europe needed to step up efforts to “ensure...

    US Delivers Counter-Mortar Radar Systems To Ukraine Following Russia’s Warning Against Aiding Kiev
    Nov22

    US Delivers Counter-Mortar Radar Systems To Ukraine Following Russia’s Warning Against Aiding Kiev

    The United States’ Department of Defense (DoD) announced Friday that the U.S. military delivered three lightweight, counter-mortar radar systems to the Ukrainian armed forces on Thursday. According to a statement released by DoD, the radar systems are the first of 20 that will be delivered to Ukraine over the next several weeks. The DoD...

    Vice President Biden criticizes Russia for role in Ukraine
    Nov22

    Vice President Biden criticizes Russia for role in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. Vice President Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Biden condemns Russian intervention in Ukraine
    Nov22

    Biden condemns Russian intervention in Ukraine

    M Vice President Joe Biden in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, on Friday condemned Russia for its “unacceptable” military intervention in Ukraine, while exhorting Ukraine’s newly elected government to complete its democratic…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Crowds come out for revolution anniversary in Ukraine
    Nov22

    Crowds come out for revolution anniversary in Ukraine

    Ukrainians on Friday celebrated the one-year anniversary of the protests that toppled its pro-Russian president. The civil uprising, sparked by President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to walk away from an association agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow, began when a few hundred protesters gathered on a...