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    Polish Official Urges NATO to Deploy Troops to Deter Russia
    Feb18

    Polish Official Urges NATO to Deploy Troops to Deter Russia

    Poland’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged NATO to get over its reluctance to deploy troops along its eastern flank, to deter what he says is Russian aggression. Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and its seizure of Crimea nearly two years ago have made other countries along and close to Russian borders feel less secure, including...

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad

    Ukraine’s government faced fresh challenges at home and abroad Wednesday, when a major political party withdrew from the governing coalition and Russia filed suit against the country over a $3 billion Eurobond debt. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced her Fatherland party was leaving Ukraine’s governing coalition, which...

    Ukraine President Asks PM to Resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine President Asks PM to Resign

    Ukraine’s president has asked the country’s prime minister to resign in the face of what is perceived as the government’s failure to fight corruption and overcome an economic crisis. President Petro Poroshenko’s surprise request Tuesday followed opinion polls that showed growing public disenchantment with the government of...

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive
    Feb15

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepened Monday with the resignation of the deputy prosecutor general — who accused his boss of running a dead institution with no independence. Two years after the Maidan protests that ousted a president accused of corruption, the fight against corruption has taken center stage with a key debate on the...

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria
    Feb15

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria

    The Turkish military confirmed Monday its forces shelled Syrian Kurdish positions of the PYG for a third consecutive day. During a visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned the PYG that it will face what he called the “fiercest response” if it makes further territorial gains. Ankara accuses the group of being a terrorist...

    Russia Blocks Ukraine Transit at its Borders, after Ukraine Blockade
    Feb15

    Russia Blocks Ukraine Transit at its Borders, after Ukraine Blockade

    Russia has blocked Ukraine-registered trucks from entering its territory, in a tit-for-tat response to expanding efforts by Ukraine activists to block Russian transit from crossing into or leaving Ukraine. The Russian move, ordered Sunday by the Transit Ministry, follows a push in several Ukrainian regions last week to block Russian cargo transit...

    Kerry Reaffirms US Support for Europe on Ukraine, Refugees
    Feb13

    Kerry Reaffirms US Support for Europe on Ukraine, Refugees

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has affirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe, saying the United States has “a profound interest” in its strength and success as it faces new tensions with Russia and a near-unprecedented flood of refugees. Kerry made his comments in a speech at the NATO security conference in...

    Russian PM: West has Re-Started Cold War
    Feb13

    Russian PM: West has Re-Started Cold War

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has accused the West of restarting the Cold War, speaking at a security conference in Germany where Ukraine is high on the agenda. Medvedev told delegates Saturday that “NATO’s policies related to Russia remain unfriendly and opaque. One could even go so far as to say we have slid back to a new...

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid
    Feb12

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid

    Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyberattack, and has prompted fears both within Ukraine and...

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid
    Feb12

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday major powers have agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria to begin in one week’s time. Jan Egeland, the chairman of the the United Nations humanitarian meeting in Germany where the Munich Agreement was reached said it “could be the breakthrough we’ve been waiting...

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