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    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid
    Apr01

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid

    The White House says the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $335 million in security assistance. The new aid was announced Thursday after a meeting between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington. The White House also said that Biden told Poroshenko that efforts to form a stable,...

    Russia Nabs Ukrainian Spy, Says He Will Be Sent Home
    Mar31

    Russia Nabs Ukrainian Spy, Says He Will Be Sent Home

    Russia’s domestic security agency said Thursday it has captured a Ukrainian security officer who volunteered to spy for Moscow and will send him back because they believe he is a double agent. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main KGB successor agency, said in a statement that the man, Yuri Ivanchenko, was detained on Saturday. The...

    US Plans to Boost Military Presence in Eastern Europe
    Mar31

    US Plans to Boost Military Presence in Eastern Europe

    The United States plans to increase its military presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression, officials said Wednesday. The Pentagon intends to deploy an armored brigade combat team on a rotational basis next February along with a full set of equipment to NATO’s eastern borders, as part of the ongoing effort to reassure allies in...

    Ukraine’s Independent MPs Boost Chances of Ending Deadlock
    Mar30

    Ukraine’s Independent MPs Boost Chances of Ending Deadlock

    Several non-aligned Ukrainian lawmakers have agreed to join Ukraine’s biggest faction to help end a political crisis that is stalling Western-backed reforms and vital international financial aid, deputies said on Wednesday. Lawmakers are under pressure to end a deadlock that threatens snap parliamentary elections and has delayed...

    Top US General: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime
    Mar29

    Top US General: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime

    The top U.S. general says he has “no doubt” that Russian intervention in Syria propped up the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. “With respect to Russian activity in Syria, there’s absolutely no doubt that they stabilized the regime, and they have put themselves in a position to influence the political...

    New Ukraine Coalition Uncertain After Fatherland Party Demurs
    Mar29

    New Ukraine Coalition Uncertain After Fatherland Party Demurs

    Ukraine’s prospects of forming a new coalition — vital to get IMF loan talks back on track — were thrown into fresh doubt on Tuesday after Yulia Tymoshenko pressed demands as the price of taking her Fatherland Party into an alliance. Her remarks dampened expectations of an imminent deal to end months of political infighting that have...

    Ukraine Parliament Accepts Prosecutor’s Resignation
    Mar29

    Ukraine Parliament Accepts Prosecutor’s Resignation

    Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday accepted the resignation of General Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who had been criticized for not doing enough to tackle corruption. The move comes a day after hundreds of protesters rallied outside the president’s office calling for Shokin to step down. Last month, deputy prosecutor-general Vitaly Kasko...

    Russia Casts Cautious Eye on US-Cuban Détente
    Mar25

    Russia Casts Cautious Eye on US-Cuban Détente

    Omar Hernandez didn’t have a role in building socialist Cuba. He was born in 1963, four years after the Cuban Revolution, and his parents had been supporters of ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista. But growing up in a small town on the island, Hernandez did soak up Russian influences: an avalanche of Russian literary classics, Soviet films,...

    Lawyer for Russian Soldier Found Dead in Ukraine
    Mar25

    Lawyer for Russian Soldier Found Dead in Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities say they found the body Friday of a lawyer representing one of two Russian soldiers being tried on terrorism charges. Yuriy Grabovsky was the defense attorney for Aleksander Aleksandrov, who was arrested last May on terrorism charges stemming from the separatist conflict in pro-Moscow eastern Ukraine. Grabovsky’s body...

    Russia to Deploy Weapons to Disputed Kurile Islands
    Mar25

    Russia to Deploy Weapons to Disputed Kurile Islands

    Russia this year will deploy some of its newest missile defense systems and drones to the Kurile islands, where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday. The dispute over the islands, known as the Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan, has strained the two countries’...

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