Kiev (EAN) – Arrested, broke free, arrested again — the spectacle around ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine seems straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. Following a surreal game of cat and mouse with Ukrainian police, it was ultimately the common cold that got him. After a few near-captures on charges of allegedly assistingContinue Reading

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Washington DC (NEO) – It is no secret that the last couple decades saw an abrupt increase in the number of private military companies or private security contractors (PMCs), the overall budgets of some easily surpass the military budgets of certain sovereign states. The turning point in the creation of such companiesContinue Reading

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Moscow (SCF) – “Kurt Volker is an experienced and tough-minded diplomat who knows how to combine principles and pragmatism into policy. He is widely respected across the political spectrum,” said Paul Saunders, the executive director of the Center for the National Interest and a former George W. Bush administration official, in his comments on KurtContinue Reading

Kiev (GPA) – Around 10,000 far-right Ukrainian nationalists marched in Kiev on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the far-right Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) which was celebrated by a torch-lit march of around 10,000 Ukrainian nationalists representing some of the worstContinue Reading

Donetsk (GPA) – A high ranking member of Ukraine’s secret service (SBU) has defected to the Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) and has already begun leaking documents. Earlier this week, former head of the SBU encryption division, Lieutenant-Colonel Roman Labusov defected to Donetsk and says he “expose the criminal activity of Ukraine’s leadership.” Proving thatContinue Reading

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New York (SCF) – Russia has proposed a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on the establishment of a UN mission that would provide security for Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors’ activities in eastern Ukraine. “I consider the presence of peacekeepers, or rather people who would provide security forContinue Reading

Kiev (EAN) – Chanting “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Misha, Misha, Misha!” a crowd of Mikheil Saakashvili’s male supporters on September 10 broke through a security cordon at a Ukrainian border-point to pull the embattled opposition leader from no-man’s-land between Poland and Ukraine onto Ukrainian territory. Saakashvili, 49, was last shown being bundled ontoContinue Reading

Tbilisi (GPA) – The latest western dismissal of Moscow’s national security concerns has kicked off this week, and it involves NATO and Ukrainian troops right along Russia’s border. The latest saber rattling has taken the form of another set of NATO exercises taking place along Russia’s borders. In fact, this latest exercise,Continue Reading

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Kiev (SCF) – United States Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Seabees (C.B. – construction battalion), of the Naval Construction Force held a groundbreaking ceremony for a maritime operations center on Ochakov Naval Base, Ukraine, July 25. According to the Navy.mil, the official website of the US Navy, the maritime operations center is one ofContinue Reading