Ukraine Conflict Stalls Indian AF Upgrades

NEW DELHI — India will need to explore fresh options, including direct purchase, to shore up its air transport fleet as the Ukraine conflict has stymied the upgrade of its AN-32 aircraft, an Indian Air Force official said. The last five of 40 AN-32 aircraft being upgraded in Ukraine have become “untraceable,” the official said, and the local upgrade of the remaining 64 AN-32s has halted as Ukraine engineers departed…

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Map and Overview of Ukrainians Displaced by War

The toll of the war in East Ukraine and economic disruption presented in another way. Every 25th Ukraine resident has been forced to leave their home Most stay close to home in East Ukraine or flee to Russia According to official data as reported to the UN, 600,000 Ukrainian refugees are seeking legal status in Russia; 80,000 in Belarus; and 40,000 in Poland. 1,150,000 are internally displaced on the territory controlled…

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Ukraine – In the Grip of Propaganda

In a dysfunctional and stagnant Ukraine, one sector nonetheless works extremely well – the lying oligarch-controlled media. The overthrow of Yanukovich was its greatest triumph yet Ukrainian army recruitment poster. War propaganda still inundates the country. One day, when the cacophony of lies drowning out the truth of what has happened in Ukraine since the violent Maidan power grab last year is silenced, the entire episode will furnish rich material for social…

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Video: Czech Republic: ‘Tanks? No Thanks!’ – Anti-NATO activists protest US military convoy

 Do not appreciate militarism Not all goes according to plan in NATO operation intended to show the appreciation of Eastern Europeans for US Army presence   US Army’s  ‘Dragoon Ride’ met with an unforeseen hiccup this Saturday. The army’s road trip across Eastern Europe was designed to showcase the popularity of the United States in “New Europe”. Instead it ended up showcasing that even in this part of Europe support for Washington…

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Chinese Troops to Take Part in Victory Day Parade in Moscow

On Red Square come May 9th Chinese servicemen will take part in the Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square, a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday. “China will send guards of honor to participate in the military parade in Moscow on May 9,” – the spokesman said. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to attend the Moscow celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory in…

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Finally! Donetsk Rebels to Start Own Pension Fund, Pay Retirees Abandoned by Kiev

This is huge news. The rebel Donbass republics are finally going to start their own pension fund, and pay the pensions for Donbass retirees abandoned by Ukrainian government Suffered too much   From April this year, the Donetsk People’s Republic will begin the regular payment of pensions in Russian rubles.  This is the result of a decree issued by the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, according to the…

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It Begins: Kolomoisky Calls for New Maidan

The oligarch and former governor asked Ukrainians to take to the streets on March 28 Now calling for the overthrow of Poroshenko Kolomoisky said that many recent statements attributed to him are fake.  The authenticity of this report is currently verified. Apologies for nipping on ahead. The claim of Kolomoisky to the citizents of Dnepropetrovsk: “Enough lies! We demand the truth from the government. The truth about the real state of the economy…

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Dmytro Yarosh gets a job at Ukraine’s Defence Ministry

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has offered leader of the Right Sector that calls himself a follower of Stepan Bandera, MP Dmytro Yarosh a job at Ukraine’s Defence Ministry. Right Sector’s political ideology has been characterized as nationalist, ultranationalist, neofascist, right-wing, or far right. The Associated Press and other international news organizations found no evidence that the group had committed hate crimes. In 2010, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union…

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Georgian Department of Defence begins cooperation with British Army Military Inspectorate

The Delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland headed by the Deputy Chief of the General Inspection Colonel Barry Green pays visit to Georgia. The aim of the visit is sharing expertise of the UK Military Inspectorate with the Georgian Department of Defence and discussing future cooperation prospects. In the framework of an official visit to Georgia, the UK delegation members met with Deputy Minister of…

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DPR Defence ministry report – «Thirty-four episodes of shelling by Kiev»

Thirty-four episodes of shelling by Kiev troops at settlements of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and militia positions have been reported over the past 24 hours. Kiev troops have been shelling eight local settlements, militia positions at the settlements Peski, Pervomaiskoe, Kalynivka, the Oktyabrskaya mine, and the airport of Donetsk. Yesterday, in the center of Donetsk unidentified persons fired at a car of parliamentary deputy DPR R.Voznik. As a…

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