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    Russian Helicopter Fires on Spectators During Drills
    Sep20

    Russian Helicopter Fires on Spectators During Drills

    A Russian attack helicopter mistakenly fired at least one rocket into a crowd of spectators during a large-scale military exercise in western Belarus simulating a counterattack against NATO forces. The Russian military acknowledged that a rocket was fired by accident by a helicopter, but insisted that no one was hurt in the incident. It also...

    Putin Ally: No Logic in Deploying UN Forces on Russia-Ukraine Border
    Sep17

    Putin Ally: No Logic in Deploying UN Forces on Russia-Ukraine Border

    One of President Vladimir Putin’s top allies said on Sunday she saw no logic in deploying U.N. peacekeepers along the border between Russia and Ukraine, something Kyiv and Washington favor. Putin this month suggested armed U.N. peacekeepers be deployed to eastern Ukraine to help protect ceasefire monitors from the Organization for Security...

    Putin Ally: No Logic in Deploying UN Forces on Russia-Ukraine Border
    Sep17

    Putin Ally: No Logic in Deploying UN Forces on Russia-Ukraine Border

    One of President Vladimir Putin’s top allies said on Sunday she saw no logic in deploying U.N. peacekeepers along the border between Russia and Ukraine, something Kyiv and Washington favor. Putin this month suggested armed U.N. peacekeepers be deployed to eastern Ukraine to help protect ceasefire monitors from the Organization for Security...

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won’t Face Arrest or Extradition
    Sep17

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won’t Face Arrest or Extradition

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled. In his comments on Saturday, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko also said that Saakashvili, who is wanted in...

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won’t Face Arrest or Extradition
    Sep17

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won’t Face Arrest or Extradition

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled. In his comments on Saturday, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko also said that Saakashvili, who is wanted in...

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won’t Face Arrest or Extradition
    Sep17

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won’t Face Arrest or Extradition

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled. In his comments on Saturday, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko also said that Saakashvili, who is wanted in...

    Russia’s Digital Weapons Refined on Virtual Battlefield’ of Ukraine
    Sep16

    Russia’s Digital Weapons Refined on Virtual Battlefield’ of Ukraine

    It was a Friday in June, a short workday before a public holiday weekend in Ukraine, and cybersecurity expert Victor Zhora had left the capital, Kyiv, and was in the western city of Lviv when he got the first in a torrent of phone calls from frantic clients. His clients’ networks were being crippled by ransomware known as Petya, a malicious...

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years
    Sep14

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years

    Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops...

    Saakashvili Plans to Unite Ukraine Opposition Against President

    A day after forcing his way past border guards back into Ukraine, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said he would unite the opposition against his former ally President Petro Poroshenko and planned to campaign for support. Saakashvili wants to unseat Poroshenko at the next election, accusing the president of reneging on promises to...

    US, Russian Diplomats Look to Calm Tensions in Talks

    U.S. and Russian envoys are to meet in Finland next week in a bid to calm diplomatic tensions that have risen to levels of the Cold War. The State Department’s third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, will meet Monday and Tuesday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Shannon and...

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