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‘Ukraine should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK’ – Defence Committee
The Ukrainian crisis should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK, said Britain’s Defence Committee, which called for assertive measures to counter the “Russian threat.” Critics warn the committee’s “knee-jerk” proposals will only inflame tensions.

31.07.2014 08:35

UK commits to major NATO military exercise in Poland
A UK battle group will take part in a major military training exercise with other NATO forces to “reassure” allies in Eastern Europe during a period of heightened regional tensions, the Foreign Office has announced.

29.07.2014 11:12

Israel confirms mortar strike on UN school in Gaza, denies casualties
Israel has confirmed that it unintentionally hit a UN school in Gaza last week, but denies reports that anyone was killed in the incident, claiming the courtyard area was empty when the strike took place. Palestinian officials say 16 people were killed.

28.07.2014 03:04

US allegations of Russia firing at Ukraine are ‘baseless’ – Russian MP
Satellite images released by the US allegedly “proving” that Russia fired rockets at Ukrainian troops across the border cannot be considered evidence, according to a Russian MP.

28.07.2014 01:15

US debates sharing self-defense missile locations with Ukraine in real-time – report
Senior US officials are mulling over giving the Ukrainian government the exact locations of surface-to-air missiles used by the self-defense forces in eastern Ukraine, according to a new report. It is unclear if President Obama would agree to such a plan.

27.07.2014 03:32

Kiev sabotaging probe into downed Malaysian plane – self-defense leader
Kiev is not interested in a fair and unbiased investigation into the downing of the Malaysian plane over Ukraine, so it is sabotaging the work of international experts, one of the self-defense forces leaders said on Wednesday.

24.07.2014 02:12

‘Kiev will have to answer many questions’ as UN urges intl MH17 crash probe – Moscow
The UN Security Council has condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and called for an international probe into the incident in a unanimously adopted resolution.

22.07.2014 02:30

Ukrainian militia hand over MH17 flight recorders to Malaysia
The Ukrainian militia have handed over to Malaysian experts the black boxes from the Malaysian Boeing-777 airliner that crashed in east Ukraine on July 17.

21.07.2014 15:56

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow
The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

21.07.2014 12:55

Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian casualties reported
A heavy firefight is underway in a section of the city of Donetsk, with cannonade heard downtown. Self-defense forces report pro-Kiev armored vehicles and infantry trying to cut through defenses next to the central railway terminal.

21.07.2014 09:47

250 civilians killed in Ukraine’s Lugansk during last two months – OSCE
At least 250 civilians were killed and over 850 wounded in June and July in the opposition-controlled city of Lugansk, which is besieged by the Ukrainian military, the daily report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission said.

19.07.2014 19:41

Pentagon bars F-35s from Farnborough airshow after engine problems
Despite the United States Department of Defense’s decision this week to clear for flight all jets in its fleet of F-35s, the stealth fighter won’t make its debut at a UK airshow as expected.

15.07.2014 20:23

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