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    Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal

    Ukraine’s military says more of its soldiers have been killed in the past two days by mortar and rocket fire from Russian-backed separatists. The fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine despite the Minsk cease-fire deal signed in February. Both sides agreed Monday to pull more heavy weapons back from the front line, but as Henry...

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues
    Apr14

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues

    Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are meeting in Luebeck, Germany, to discuss issues ranging from Ebola to arms control as they prepare for the G7 summit in June. The agenda for this gathering is daunting – Libya, Yemen, Boko Haram, Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State group, just to name a few items. The...

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk
    Apr14

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk

    Military jets that fly over Europe without identifying themselves pose a high risk to civilian aircraft, aviation safety officials said in a report published Tuesday, following a spate of near-collisions involving Russian warplanes. The European Commission asked the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to investigate after recent reports of the...

    Don’t Underestimate NATO, German Minister Says on Baltic Visit
    Apr14

    Don’t Underestimate NATO, German Minister Says on Baltic Visit

    Germany’s defense minister said on Tuesday that nobody should underestimate NATO’s rapid response capacity, which has been ratcheted up in response to worries about Russia’s military ambitions after its actions in Ukraine. Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen said in Russia’s neighbor Estonia, whose president fears the...

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels

    Ukraine’s defense minister said six soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday six soldiers were killed and 12 wounded during a 24-hour period in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The Associated Press reported the rebels said one of their fighters died and five...

    Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms
    Apr14

    Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms

    Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlong conflict. Foreign ministers from the two countries – meeting with their French and German counterparts in Berlin – also agreed to support international...

    In Ukraine Conflict, Rivals Play Game of Drones
    Apr13

    In Ukraine Conflict, Rivals Play Game of Drones

    In the Ukrainian conflict, both government forces and pro-Russian rebels have relied heavily on drones as a means of enemy surveillance. Adam Bailes reports on a volunteer Ukrainian drone team using a homemade spy plane on a mission into rebel-held Donetsk. …read more Source: Voice of...

    A Photo Essay: Far From Home, the War in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr13

    A Photo Essay: Far From Home, the War in Eastern Ukraine

    Despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement in February of 2015, heavy fighting continues between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, leaving so many people feeling abandoned. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia Hits Nordic Defense Pact as ‘Confrontational’
    Apr13

    Russia Hits Nordic Defense Pact as ‘Confrontational’

    Russia has criticized five Nordic nations for signing a joint defense pact, accusing the governments of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden of “confrontational approaches” to regional defense and security issues. Sunday’s Russian Foreign Ministry critique came just days after Nordic leaders, in a formal declaration,...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter
    Apr12

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

    Orthodox Christians around the world are celebrating Easter Sunday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his family observed Orthodox Easter services at Volodymyrsky Cathedral in the capital, Kyiv. Ukrainian Patriarch Filaret prayed for peace and said “we are strongly sure that God will send us a win over the aggressor,” in a...

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