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    NATO Warns Heavy Fighting Could Resume in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO Warns Heavy Fighting Could Resume in Ukraine

    NATO’s head warned on Thursday of a risk of a return to heavy fighting in Ukraine but said it would be unwise to declare a cease-fire agreement dead, despite repeated violations, because it remained the best hope for peace. The Ukrainian military on Tuesday accused pro-Russian rebels of conducting long-range artillery attacks on villages in...

    Ukraine Talks Show Little Progress on Cease-fire, Political Deal
    Jun24

    Ukraine Talks Show Little Progress on Cease-fire, Political Deal

    Overnight talks on the Ukraine conflict ended late in Paris and with little sign of progress on a February peace deal agreed on in Minsk. Though foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine underscored their support for the cease-fire plan, fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces threatens to derail it. German...

    Military Experts Question New Russian Tank Capabilities
    Jun24

    Military Experts Question New Russian Tank Capabilities

    Russia has been showing off its new combat tank design, which officials claim is 20 years ahead of current Western designs. But military analysts question those assertions, and warn the cost could be too heavy a burden for Russia’s struggling economy. During Russia’s Victory Day military parade on May 9, as fighter jets roared...

    US Defense Chief Meets With NATO Counterparts
    Jun24

    US Defense Chief Meets With NATO Counterparts

    U.S. Defense Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is due to meet with his NATO counterparts in Brussels Wednesday to discuss plans for dealing with Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Secretary Carter is on a week-long tour of Europe focused on U.S.-Europe cooperation in the face of the evolving situation with Russia, which is accused of providing...

    Carter: US Will Not Rely on ‘Cold War Playbook’ With Russia
    Jun23

    Carter: US Will Not Rely on ‘Cold War Playbook’ With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the United States “will not rely on the Cold War playbook” in dealing with Russia, but instead will rely on a combination of military and non-military tools to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine. He spoke in Berlin before traveling Tuesday to Estonia for meetings with the defense ministers of...

    Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia
    Jun23

    Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia

    A democracy advocacy group says that freedoms across Europe are increasingly under attack by authoritarian states. In a report released Tuesday, the Washington-based Freedom House assessed 29 countries across Central Europe and Eurasia, and said nearly half suffered downgrades in their democracy scores. Project director for the report, Sylvana...

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions
    Jun23

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions

    Kremlin officials denounced the decision by the European Union to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months. The sanctions were extended to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine and have drawn a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the Europeans of...

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat
    Jun23

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has warned that the threat from Russia is growing – and is not limited to its actions in Ukraine. On a visit to NATO allies in Europe, Carter pledged to stand up to Russia’s actions – but said the West would not rely on ‘the Cold War playbook.’ The West accuses Russia of sending troops into eastern...

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia
    Jun22

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday there is neither a desire for a return to a Cold War nor for a new conflict with Russia. He spoke at a forum in Berlin where he was also meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Both were due to travel later Monday to Muenster to meet with their counterparts from Norway and the...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months

    European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move came during a meeting of the 28-member bloc’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg. EU envoys had preliminarily approved the measure last week....

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