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    Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv
    Mar23

    Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv

    Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyiv Thursday in a likely contract killing ordered by Russia, Ukrainian police said. Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last year, fearing for his safety and testified in a treason case against Ukraine’s pro-Russia former president, Viktor Yanukovych. Ukraine’s general prosecutor,...

    Saboteurs Blow Up Ukraine Warehouse Full of Tank Ammo
    Mar23

    Saboteurs Blow Up Ukraine Warehouse Full of Tank Ammo

    The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early Thursday, but nobody was hurt. The base, which contained about 138,000 tons of ammunition, is in the city of Balakleya about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the frontline of Ukraine’s war against...

    NATO Secretary General Seeks New Date for NATO Talks
    Mar23

    NATO Secretary General Seeks New Date for NATO Talks

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of foreign ministers. Tillerson had initially decided to skip talks set for April 5-6 in Brussels, unsettling European allies who have questioned President Donald...

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia
    Mar22

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia

    A German-led NATO battle group of tanks, armored vehicles, and troops, including Lithuanians, engaged “enemy attackers” mid-March on a field outside a military base in Rukla, Lithuania. The NATO group fired flares, smoke canisters, and blanks for what a press officer said was the first demonstration of maneuvers since they arrived in Lithuania...

    Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data
    Mar21

    Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

    An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election. The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of...

    Belarusian Leader Says 20 Foreign-funded Militants Arrested
    Mar21

    Belarusian Leader Says 20 Foreign-funded Militants Arrested

    Belarus’ president said Tuesday that about 20 militants have been arrested for seeking to fuel unrest in the ex-Soviet nation, a statement that comes amid mounting social protests. Alexander Lukashenko said the militants were preparing an “armed provocation,” adding that they had undergone training in neighboring Ukraine and...

    Russia Unfazed by US Election Hacking Hearings
    Mar21

    Russia Unfazed by US Election Hacking Hearings

    If much of the United States was transfixed by the Congressional testimony of two of America’s top intelligence officials on allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections, the Kremlin claimed it had better things to do. “We have many concerns in the Kremlin and following that [debate] isn’t one of them,” said Presidential...

    Japan, Russia Discuss Security, Territorial Dispute
    Mar20

    Japan, Russia Discuss Security, Territorial Dispute

    The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a peace treaty. The talks are the first “two-plus-two”...

    German FM:  Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    German FM: Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions

    Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. Tensions are again running high between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists: Kyiv this week cut off...

    Former Pentagon Official Urges US Support for Ukraine
    Mar17

    Former Pentagon Official Urges US Support for Ukraine

    As Russia becomes a hot-button issue in American politics, a former Pentagon official is urging the new Trump administration to pay more attention to the conflict in Ukraine. Michael Carpenter, a senior Defense Department official under former President Barack Obama who dealt with Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs, described to VOA on...

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