Russia completes 10,000-troop drills near Ukraine

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Russia announced Saturday that more than 10,000 troops had finished month-long drills near Ukraine, amid Western accusations that Moscow was plotting an invasion of its ex-Soviet neighbor. The defense ministry said in a statement that the drills for Southern Military District forces had taken place in a host of southern regions including Rostov, Krasnodar and… Continue reading Russia completes 10,000-troop drills near Ukraine

Azerbaijan says 1 dead in Armenian attack

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One of Azerbaijan’s soldiers was killed in a clash with Armenian rebels on Monday, in an apparent intensification of hostilities that threatens to undermine a recent Russian-brokered ceasefire. The ambush was carried out on Sunday by an unauthorized group of Armenian fighters in area next to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to the defense ministry.… Continue reading Azerbaijan says 1 dead in Armenian attack