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RUSSIA-NATO: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL

By Roger McDermott
July 29, 2014

On July 22, President Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian Security Council and effectively declared the demise of cooperation between Russia and the North Atlant...

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UN RIGHTS CHIEF: FLIGHT 17 POSSIBLE WAR CRIME

ASSOCIATED PRESS - John Heilprin
July 29, 2014

GENEVA (AP) -- The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

BALTIC NEWS — 7/28/2014 Read the Full Story

DOWNING OF PLANE SHOWS WEST CANNOT IGNORE RUSSIA-UKRAINE ESCALATION

COMMENTARY - Max Boot
July 17, 2014

On September 1, 1983, Soviet fighter aircraft shot down Korean Air Lines flight 007 which had inadvertently entered Soviet airspace on its way from Anchorage t...

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LITHUANIA SLAMS FRENCH WARSHIP DEAL WITH RUSSIA DURING UKRAINE CRISIS

Courtesy of NDTV
July 22, 2014

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Tuesday that European Union was compromising its values to protect trade ties with Russia, pointing to a French war...

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THIS LYING BRUTE WHO HAS TO BE SHACKLED

By Max Hastings
July 18, 2014

News of the destruction of Flight MH17 and the appalling murder of 298 people gave Russia's president Vladimir Putin a chance to step back from a precipice.

Ye...

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THE REAL PUTIN

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Editorial - July 19, 2012

Samantha Power says what Obama won't about the Russian threat.

Only a day after a Malaysian passenger jet was blown from the sky, U.S. inte...

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LATVIA'S FIRST DIASPORA POLICY DOCUMENT DRAFTED

By the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
July 17, 2014

On 17 July, a draft Action Plan on Cooperation with the Latvian Diaspora for 2015-2017 was announced at the weekly Cabinet of Minister's...

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US SEEN AS ARCHENEMY AS NEW SANCTIONS HIT RUSSIA

By Pavel Felgenhauer
July 17, 2014

On July 17, the United States imposed additional sanction to punish Russia for continuing to support the separatist rebellion in the far eastern Donbas region o...

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LITHUANIA TO BOOST DEFENCE SPENDING DESPITE CENTRAL BANK WARNING ON BUDGET

Reporting by Andrius Sytas
Editing by Nerijus Adomaitis and Sonya Hepinstall
July 10, 2014

Lithuania's parliament voted on Thursday to boost defence spending to buy weapons and pay for an incr...

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HAGEL PRAISES LATVIA'S EFFORTS TO BOOST DEFENSE SPENDING

Courtesy of DoD News, Defense Media Activity
July 3, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met at the Pentagon today with Latvia's Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis and congratulated him for the ...

BALTIC NEWS — 7/7/2014 Read the Full Story

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