Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.
Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.

Ukraine: Changing The Guard In Donetsk – OpEd

By Dmitry Durnev The latest change of leadership in Donetsk sees Moscow resident Alexander Borodai replaced by a Ukrainian national, Alexander Zakharchenko. Borodai and others like Igor Girkin aka “Strelkov” and their people are out. A new team of lower-profile figures has come in, many with backgrounds in the Russian military. When Borodai arrived in […]

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Photo credit NATO.

NATO Chief Lays Out Package To ‘Bring Georgia Closer’ To Alliance

(Civil.Ge) — The package that NATO plans for Tbilisi at the summit in Wales this week will include establishing “a defense capacity building mission” and training center in Georgia, more Georgian participation in NATO exercises and “occasionally” NATO military exercises in Georgia and expanding NATO liaison office in Tbilisi, according to NATO Secretary General Anders […]

Iran's Mohamad Javad Zarif
Iran's Mohamad Javad Zarif. File photo.

Iran FM Optimistic Nuclear Issue To Be Resolved In Time

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is optimistic that the issues related to the country’s nuclear energy program “can be resolved in time.” “I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time,” Zarif said. “I hope with the readiness and political will that […]

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