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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Pro-Russian rebels fire mortars toward Ukrainian position near to the airport in the town of Donetsk on Wednesday. Associated Press Via Free Beacon: The ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east has all but collapsed as the separatists continue to launch attacks on the crucial Donetsk airport, according to reports. The Russian-backed separatists are ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via RT: At least five police officers have been killed and another three sustained injuries in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya as they attempted to detain a suspected suicide bomber. The young man detonated improvised explosive when police attempted to search him. "According to the latest data, the blast killed five policemen, twelve others received wounds," a police ...

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Oct 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WASHINGTON TIMES: For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States ...

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Sep 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow. Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday ...

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Sep 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Local: The Swedish Armed Forces confirmed on Friday afternoon that two Russian SU24 fighter-bombers had been detected flying over the country. According to the Foreign Ministry, the planes passed through Swedish airspace to the south of Öland last Wednesday at lunchtime. The planes were one kilometre inside Swedish territory for about 30 seconds. The ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WFB: A Ukranian woman is speaking out against Russian-sponsored militants that publicly tortured her for speaking about the crisis in Ukraine and criticizing Russia’s recent election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Irina Dovgan, of Donbas, Ukraine, recalled the four days of abuse in a meeting of the Human Rights Council. “I was tortured ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from National Journal: Every autumn for the last seven years, the United States, Canada, and Russia have conducted a military exercise together at the North Pole, near Alaska. During the mock scenario, fighter jets from all three countries intercept a "hijacked" commercial plane passing from Russian to American airspace. The training won't take place this ...

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry said this week that “almost every single country on earth has a role to play” in the coalition being built against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), but on Wednesday he signaled that there is no room in the initiative for Iran. Asked in Baghdad if the ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

A freshly dug grave, believed by some locals to hold the body of a Russian paratrooper killed fighting alongside rebels in Ukraine, is seen at the Vybuty public cemetery in the Pskov region of northwest Russia in this August 27, 2014 photo Officially, there are no Russian soldiers in the Ukraine, let alone any engaged ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales. The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near Iceland, Greenland, and Canada’s northeast. Analysis ...

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Aug 24, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

Pro-Russian gunmen guard parade dozens of captured Ukrainian soldiers during a march in mockery of the country's Independence Day celebrations in the main separatist stronghold Donetsk on August 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/Alexandr Osinskiy) Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd on Sunday in mockery of ...

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Aug 22, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

A driver sets straight the flag of the Moscow region on one of the trucks of the aid convoy is parked a field about 28 km from the Ukrainian border, near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, on Wednesday. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday the alliance had observed an alarming build-up ...

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Aug 22, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drive before parking at a camp near Donetsk located in Rostov Region, August 21 / Reuters DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the ...

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Aug 21, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

THE HAGUE - A Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 fighter jet took to the skies twice on Thursday to escort two Russian Tu-95 bombers, the Dutch Defense Ministry said. According to the Ministry, two Russian warplanes were flying from the north accompanied by two Danish F-16 planes. A Dutch fighter jet accompanied the Tu-95s over the ...

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Aug 19, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in neighboring Ukraine. “Three armed regiments carried out test fires of S-400 ‘Triumph’ and S-300 ‘Favorit’ surface-to-air missiles,” ...

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Aug 15, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia – NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine. The Russian aid ...

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Aug 13, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE HILL: Officials in Washington are increasingly worried that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine. Fears of a cross-border incursion intensified Tuesday after reports that a convoy of 287 Russian trucks was headed to the border. While the Kremlin insisted the convoy was loaded with humanitarian aid, officials with NATO and the Obama administration expressed ...

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Aug 9, 2014 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Russian Anti-Submarine Destroyer "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" MOSCOW, August 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Northern Fleet's anti-submarine forces have detected and forced out a US submarine from Russian boundary waters, a high-ranking source in Russia's Navy told RIA Novosti Saturday. "On August 7, 2014, the patrol forces of the Northern Fleet detected a foreign submarine, supposedly a US Navy ...

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Aug 7, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 7, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from RT: Edward Snowden has received a residence permit in Russia, which is valid for three years, starting on August 1, the former NSA contractor’s lawyer announced. “On the first of August he received a three-year residence permit,” lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told reporters. He added that Snowden had not asked for political asylum. “He will be able ...

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Aug 4, 2014 Comments Off Jake Hammer

MOSCOW – A Russian border security official said more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers crossed into Russia, according to a report from the Interfax news agency. It wasn't immediately clear why the soldiers entered Russia, with both sides giving conflicting accounts. The Russian official said the soldiers deserted the Kiev government and the Russian side opened ...

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Aug 3, 2014 Comments Off Jack Flash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy. Obama downplayed Moscow's role in the world, dismissing President Vladimir Putin ...

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Jul 31, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NEWSBUSTERS: Actor David Boreanaz caused an uproar on Twitter Wednesday night by getting political with a tweet critical of President Obama, insisting the nation’s chief executive needs to stand up to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and “grow some.” The co-star of FOX’s crime drama Bones took a break from promoting his show at Comic-Con in ...

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Jul 30, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

DONETSK, Ukraine – International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ...

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Jul 29, 2014 Comments Off Ayala Chaviva

Via WFB

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