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      NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border
      Oct17

      NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border

      NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine’s border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks. “We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this would be a step in the right direction. But for the […] The post...

      Femen activist fined for stabbing Putin waxwork
      Oct16

      Femen activist fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

      A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over €6,000 ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. Iana Jdanova, 26, is the first member of the women’s movement to be fined in France for their signature […] The post Femen...

      Suspected Russian hackers exploit Windows vulnerability to attack targets such as NATO, Ukraine
      Oct15

      Suspected Russian hackers exploit Windows vulnerability to attack targets such as NATO, Ukraine

      Hackers, probably Russian, have exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber-intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data the hackers had found, but it suspected they...

      Number of Russian troops in Ukraine conflict zone drastically declines
      Oct14

      Number of Russian troops in Ukraine conflict zone drastically declines

      Military officials in Ukraine say there has been a reduction in the number of Russian soldiers at the heart of the fighting between government troops and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Russian personnel who had been in field camps in Ukraine have been returning to their home bases inside Russia, Ukrainian security spokesman Col. Andriy […]...

      Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year
      Oct13

      Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year

      President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister since the March seizure by Russia of Crimea and the subsequent uprising by pro-Kremlin insurgents in the separatist east. The Western-backed leader’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday after “accepting the resignation” of...

      Ukraine, Russia chiefs to meet in bid to save truce
      Oct12

      Ukraine, Russia chiefs to meet in bid to save truce

      Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday said he will meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin this week as Kiev reported rebel attacks have subsided, signaling the possibility of rescuing a truce in the six-month conflict. Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military in the eastern Donetsk region said they have agreed to a no-shooting...

      Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount, truce teeters
      Oct08

      Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount, truce teeters

      Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels on Wednesday to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops. A one-month truce in Ukraine is teetering on the verge of collapse just weeks before a general election meant to reunify the country after […] The post...

      Russian hacking attack takes aim at leadership in Moscow
      Oct08

      Russian hacking attack takes aim at leadership in Moscow

      A hacker targeted a Russian regional parliament’s website on Tuesday with a statement berating authorities in Moscow and declaring the southern Volga region’s Astrakhan province was leaving the Russian Federation. Russians largely support President Vladimir Putin’s policies and his popularity received a boost after his...

      War fears hang over Ukraine as 12 die despite truce
      Oct07

      War fears hang over Ukraine as 12 die despite truce

      Ukraine faced the threat Tuesday of a resumption of all-out warfare as 12 more people, mostly civilians, died in increasingly bloody clashes with pro-Russian rebels despite a truce deal. The toll was one of the highest reported since the two rivals signed the Moscow-backed peace pact in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Sept. 5. Mortar […] The...

      First European drones arrive in Ukraine to monitor truce
      Oct06

      First European drones arrive in Ukraine to monitor truce

      The first unarmed drones arrived Monday in Ukraine to help OSCE teams monitor the implementation of a fragile one-month truce in the separatist east, the pan-European security group said. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy four unmanned aerial vehicles along Ukraine’s border with Russia and in the war zone...