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U.S. Weighs Increasing European Military Presence

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The U.S. military is considering locating heavy weaponry in Poland as a response to increased Russian militarism, according to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak on Sunday (AP 1). The effort would store armored vehicles and weapons, enough to supply 5,000 troops, in several Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania […]

Russia and Ukraine Seek Gas Deal

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On Tuesday, Russian and Ukrainian officials met in Brussels to discuss an agreement that would restart Russian deliveries of natural gas during the upcoming winter (NYT). Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine in June after failing to arrange a deal on the unpaid bills and the price (Reuters1). Unfortunately, Moscow and Kiev failed to […]

Ukraine’s New President

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Saturday, June 7, Petro Poroshenko was sworn into office as Ukraine’s new president. His inaugural speech outlined the future he envisions for the country, as well as his plan of action for separatists in the east. Poroshenko said, “I don’t want war. I don’t want revenge” (CNN). Poroshenko promised amnesty for those who put down […]

Ukrainian Troops Withdraw from Crimea

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The interim Ukrainian president Olexander Turchynov announced that Ukrainian troops are to withdraw from Crimea. He said this decision was made because of the numerous threats that the Ukrainian military and their families were receiving from the Russian military (BBC; Reuters). Now all Ukrainian military bases are under Russian control. Russia annexed Crimea after residents […]