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    Russian forces on ‘high alert’ as Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea
    Dec01

    Russian forces on ‘high alert’ as Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea

    REUTERS/Gleb GaranichUkraine’s military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014. News of the tests had angered the Kremlin, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert and maneuver warships in...

    Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump
    Dec01

    Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he wants to reset relations with the United States when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in order to work together on range of issues, including terrorism. “We are ready for cooperation with the new U.S. administration,” Putin said in a speech at the Kremlin, according to a Bloomberg...

    Ukraine Launches Black Sea Drill Despite Tension With Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine Launches Black Sea Drill Despite Tension With Russia

    Ukraine has launched a missile drill in the south, near Crimea, despite repeated warnings by Russian state media that this risks incurring Moscow’s retaliation. The two-day drill off the Black Sea coast of Ukraine’s Kherson region started on Thursday morning, after Russian state-run news agency Tass reported that Russian anti-missile...

    Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts
    Dec01

    Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts

    The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis in Ukraine, the Syria war and other disputes. Tensions escalated during the U.S. election campaign, when President Barack Obama’s administration accused Moscow of hacking...

    SitRep: Russia and Ukraine, at the Brink?; House and Senate Looking to Press, Contain Moscow
    Dec01

    SitRep: Russia and Ukraine, at the Brink?; House and Senate Looking to Press, Contain Moscow

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    Ukrainian Civilians Suffer Deadly Fallout Of Land Mines
    Dec01

    Ukrainian Civilians Suffer Deadly Fallout Of Land Mines

    With a separatist conflict simmering in eastern Ukraine, land mines are taking a heavy toll on the civilian population. Last year alone, some 600 people — including many children — were killed or injured by mines or other explosive devices. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuanian Civilians, Fearing Russian Attack, Prepare for the Worst
    Dec01

    Lithuanian Civilians, Fearing Russian Attack, Prepare for the Worst

    Rasa Miskinyte spent last Saturday in a freezing forest near Lithuania’s capital learning to gather water from a pond with a condom, to filter it through sand, charcoal and cloth, and to make her own stove from a beer can. She thought some basic survival skills would be helpful if Russian troops ever entered Vilnius and her family escaped...

    Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine holds missile tests
    Dec01

    Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine holds missile tests

    Stephen FellerKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Russian air defenses have been put on high alert ahead of Ukraine’s missile tests this weekend, warning they will retaliate if the tests happen. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia has deployed warships near Crimea in response to Ukrainian missile tests
    Dec01

    Russia has deployed warships near Crimea in response to Ukrainian missile tests

    Russian Warships from have taken up position off Crimea to help strengthen air defenses in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine starts missile test near Crimea, angering Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine starts missile test near Crimea, angering Russia

    Ukraine began two days of missile tests near Crimea on Thursday – a move that has angered Russia. …read more Source:...