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    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years
    Sep14

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years

    Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops...

    Saakashvili Plans to Unite Ukraine Opposition Against President

    A day after forcing his way past border guards back into Ukraine, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said he would unite the opposition against his former ally President Petro Poroshenko and planned to campaign for support. Saakashvili wants to unseat Poroshenko at the next election, accusing the president of reneging on promises to...

    US, Russian Diplomats Look to Calm Tensions in Talks

    U.S. and Russian envoys are to meet in Finland next week in a bid to calm diplomatic tensions that have risen to levels of the Cold War. The State Department’s third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, will meet Monday and Tuesday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Shannon and...

    Blast in Kyiv Kills Georgian Man
    Sep09

    Blast in Kyiv Kills Georgian Man

    A Georgian citizen was reported to have died Friday in a car explosion in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said an explosive device went off inside a black Toyota Camry during rush-hour traffic. Interior Ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko said the victim was identified as Timur Makhauri. Shevchenko said...

    US Orders Russian Consulate in San Francisco to Close
    Sep01

    US Orders Russian Consulate in San Francisco to Close

    U.S. officials have ordered Russia to close three diplomatic buildings in the United States, part of the ongoing quarrel between the two countries over U.S. sanctions. The action follows Russia’s demand earlier this month that the U.S. reduce the number of personnel at its diplomatic missions in the country. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

    New Russian Ambassador to US Calls for Resumed Military Contacts
    Aug31

    New Russian Ambassador to US Calls for Resumed Military Contacts

    Moscow and Washington should re-establish direct contacts between their military and foreign policy chiefs, Russia’s new ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said Wednesday. “The time has come to resume joint meetings of Russia’s and the United States’ foreign and defense ministers in a ‘two plus two’...

    US Sends Extra Fighters to Police Baltic Skies During Russian Exercise
    Aug31

    US Sends Extra Fighters to Police Baltic Skies During Russian Exercise

    The United States has sent a reinforced detachment of fighter planes to police the skies over NATO members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia during a major Russian military exercise in the Baltic region next month. The Zapad war games, set for September 14-20 in Belarus, western Russia and Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad, have caused unease in...

    Saakashvili Says Georgia to Charge Him With Plotting Coup
    Aug27

    Saakashvili Says Georgia to Charge Him With Plotting Coup

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is also a former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, has accused the authorities of Georgia and Ukraine of planning to accuse of planning a coup in Georgia. Saakashvili wrote on Facebook on Saturday that the Georgian authorities “in complete coordination with officials in...

    Saakashvili Says Georgia to Charge Him With Plotting Coup
    Aug27

    Saakashvili Says Georgia to Charge Him With Plotting Coup

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is also a former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, has accused the authorities of Georgia and Ukraine of planning to accuse of planning a coup in Georgia. Saakashvili wrote on Facebook on Saturday that the Georgian authorities “in complete coordination with officials in...

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
    Aug25

    Mattis: US ‘Actively Reviewing’ Sending Defensive Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday during a visit to Ukraine that the Trump administration was “actively reviewing” whether to provide lethal defensive weapons to the war-torn country. When asked whether Russia might see such a move as a threat, Mattis responded, “Defensive weapons are not provocative unless...

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