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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor
    Nov20

    The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor

    President Erdogan has recently come under intense criticism for his unwillingness to come to the aid of the beleaguered Syrian Kurds in the city of Kobani just across the Turkish border. Sadly, Erdogan’s behavior is not surprising, as he has always pursued policies consistent with the image of himself as a great leader and his country as a...

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels
    Nov20

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

    The former energy minister of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic has accused a top rebel official of pocketing money from the sale of coal to power plants. The details are murky, but there is growing agreement that the opaque nature of the new order in separatist-controlled areas has created fertile ground for the corruption that...