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    Russian Media Play Up WWII Victory, Lash Out at ‘V-Day Snubs’
    Apr30

    Russian Media Play Up WWII Victory, Lash Out at ‘V-Day Snubs’

    Russian state media are ramping up nationalism ahead of the 70th anniversary of “Victory Day” on May 9, preparing to air films and TV programs dedicated to the glory of Soviet heroes who fought and sacrificed for the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II. Bulletin boards with patriotic slogans and announcements of the anniversary have...

    China, Russia to Hold First Joint Mediterranean Naval Drills
    Apr30

    China, Russia to Hold First Joint Mediterranean Naval Drills

    China will hold joint naval drills with Russia in mid-May in the Mediterranean Sea, the first time the two countries will hold military exercises together in that part of the world, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday. China and Russia have held naval drills in Pacific waters since 2012. The May maneuvers come as the United States ramps...

    Report: Worldwide Conditions for Media Fall Sharply
    Apr29

    Report: Worldwide Conditions for Media Fall Sharply

    A new report says worldwide working conditions for the news media have fallen sharply to their lowest point in more than 10 years. The study says journalists are facing more restrictions from governments, militants, criminals and owners of the media. While the spread of smartphones and the internet means news is easier than ever to access,...

    EU Calls for More Reforms in Ukraine
    Apr28

    EU Calls for More Reforms in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military reported Tuesday pro-Russia separatist rebels fired rockets on a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, in what appeared to be the latest violation of a shaky ceasefire. The news came just hours after the Ukrainian government and the European Union held their first formal summit in almost a year. Speaking at an...

    Ukraine: Rebels Firing From Rocket Launchers Again
    Apr28

    Ukraine: Rebels Firing From Rocket Launchers Again

    Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday. The army said in a statement that rebels fired Grad rockets Monday evening at the government-held town of Avdiyivka, which lies on the fringes of the main rebel...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Will be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years
    Apr27

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Will be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday that his country will be able to meet the conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years, while European Union officials rejected his request call for an EU peace-keeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where a year of fighting between government and Russia-backed separatist forces...

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal
    Apr27

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday international sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should depend on whether peacekeeping commitments signed this year in Minsk are upheld. “During the European Council (meeting) in March we took an unambiguous decision that the sanctions should be tied to the...

    Polish Border Guards Refuse Entry for 10 Russian Bikers
    Apr27

    Polish Border Guards Refuse Entry for 10 Russian Bikers

    Polish border guards on Monday blocked entry into Poland for 10 Russian bikers who said they were following a path commemorating the Red Army victory’s over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. Border guard spokesman Dariusz Sienicki announced the decision after members of the Night Wolves, a nationalistic Russian group loyal to President Vladimir...

    Death of Ukraine Soldier Puts Cease-fire in Question
    Apr26

    Death of Ukraine Soldier Puts Cease-fire in Question

    A fragile cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks. The casualties, which follow the death on Saturday of another serviceman in shelling in the south east, occurred as...

    Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine, Former US Envoy Says
    Apr25

    Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine, Former US Envoy Says

    A former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine says recent military moves by Russia show that President Vladimir Putin’s “minimal goal is to destabilize the current government” in Ukraine. John Herbst, who now directs the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, said from Kyiv that Putin is seeking to ratchet up the...

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