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    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...

    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...

    NATO Chief: 2 Experts to Attend Russia-Belarus War Games
    Aug25

    NATO Chief: 2 Experts to Attend Russia-Belarus War Games

    NATO’s chief says the military alliance will send two experts to attend Russia’s war games with Belarus, after Minsk invited them to take part. The war games, known as Zapad (West in Russian) and starting on Sept. 14, have raised tensions between NATO and Russia. Zapad will see thousands of troops and equipment from Russia and Belarus...

    US Defense Chief to Visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine
    Aug19

    US Defense Chief to Visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine next week for talks with the leaders of all three nations. Pentagon officials said Friday that Mattis aims to reaffirm Washington’s commitments to each of the countries. Mattis will begin his trip by meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah as well as top defense...

    Ukraine Scrambles to Quash Fallout From North Korea Allegations
    Aug17

    Ukraine Scrambles to Quash Fallout From North Korea Allegations

    Ukrainian officials and analysts were quick to deny allegations that the Soviet-era Yuzhmash arms factory was a likely source of engine technology used in North Korea’s missiles and to redirect suspicions to Russia. “It is a complex and bulky piece of equipment. It is simply not possible to supply it by bypassing export procedures,” said...

    US Takes Another Look at Providing Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
    Aug14

    US Takes Another Look at Providing Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. The deliberations put pressure on President Donald Trump, who’s fighting perceptions he is soft on the...

    UN: Displaced in Ukraine’s Rebel-held East Lack Basic Services, Benefits
    Aug12

    UN: Displaced in Ukraine’s Rebel-held East Lack Basic Services, Benefits

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is appealing to the government of Ukraine in Kyiv and Russian-backed authorities in eastern Ukraine to provide basic services and pension benefits to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people struggling to survive in the rebel-held parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions....

    U.S. Considering Lethal Defensive Arms to Ukraine
    Aug11

    U.S. Considering Lethal Defensive Arms to Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering arming Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons that Kyiv could use against Russia-backed separatists. Opponents argue arming Ukraine risks escalating the conflict while supporters say better weapons would act as a deterrence to Russian aggression and give a psychological and...

    Arctic Fjords Help Russia Combat Fish Shortage Problems
    Aug11

    Arctic Fjords Help Russia Combat Fish Shortage Problems

    Arctic fjords that hid Soviet nuclear-powered submarines during the Cold War are now being used as a weapon in the sanctions war with Europe – to rear fish that Russia can no longer import. Three years ago, Russia banned food imports from the West in response to a series of Western sanctions that aimed to punish Moscow for its role in the...

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