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    NATO, EU to Work Together to Counter Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Warfare
    May14

    NATO, EU to Work Together to Counter Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Warfare

    NATO and the EU agreed on Thursday to work together more to counter “hybrid warfare” – the blend of unidentified troops, propaganda and economic pressure that the military alliance says Russia has used against Ukraine. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also briefed NATO foreign ministers meeting in Turkey on her plans...

    Russia Slams EBRD Lending Decision as ‘Politically Motivated’
    May14

    Russia Slams EBRD Lending Decision as ‘Politically Motivated’

    Russia criticized on Thursday a decision by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to suspend further loans to the country over the Ukraine crisis and said the bank should not be swayed by “temporary political trends.” Last year the London-based EBRD, set up in 1991 originally to invest in ex-Soviet bloc...

    Baltic Military Chiefs Seek Permanent NATO Presence
    May14

    Baltic Military Chiefs Seek Permanent NATO Presence

    Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will seek a permanent presence of NATO troops on their territory to counter increased Russian air and naval activity, the Lithuanian army said on Thursday. The states, all with ethnic Russian minorities, fear they could become a target of Kremlin pressure after a pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine...

    Kerry says Ukraine Peace Deal at ‘Critical Moment’
    May13

    Kerry says Ukraine Peace Deal at ‘Critical Moment’

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says now is a “critical moment” for Russia and pro-Russia separatists to fulfill a peace deal meant to end violence in eastern Ukraine. VOA’s Jeff Custer has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine
    May13

    Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine

    Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. The eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of the leading nations in Europe in the fight against hacking. The reason: the country’s own battle against Internet...

    Kerry: Now is ‘Critical Moment’ for Ukraine Conflict
    May13

    Kerry: Now is ‘Critical Moment’ for Ukraine Conflict

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said now is a “critical moment” for Russia and pro-Russia separatists to fulfill a peace deal meant to end violence in eastern Ukraine. Kerry made the comment in Antalya, Turkey, where he met Wednesday with NATO foreign ministers. Kerry’s comments follow meetings Tuesday with Russia’s...

    US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs
    May13

    US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its ongoing support for rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine sparked the worst tensions with the West since the Cold War. The two sides, however, spoke in conciliatory tones. VOA’s Daniel...

    ‘What Does Moscow Want?’ Asks Georgian President
    May12

    ‘What Does Moscow Want?’ Asks Georgian President

    The former Soviet republics of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are moving inexorably from the orbit of a Russian state that promotes values fundamentally alien to its neighbors, according to Georgia’s president. President Georgy Margvelashvili told Reuters in an interview that Russia, which crushed Georgian forces in a 2008 five-day war, could...

    Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov
    May12

    Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John met Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday in the resort city of Sochi, in Kerry’s first visit to Russia since relations soured over sharp disagreements on Ukraine and Syria. Before sitting down with Putin, Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for more than four hours in what was then the...

    Report Questions Russia’s Ukraine Narrative
    May12

    Report Questions Russia’s Ukraine Narrative

    More than 200 Russian military personnel have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to a report based on research begun by slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. The estimated death toll is one of the main findings of the much-anticipated report on Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict, which was completed by allies...

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