US to quadruple military spending in Europe’s East, Ukraine

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US soldiers in action as they attend joint military exercises in Yavoriv training ground, near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, Ukraine, 24 July 2015.

US to quadruple military spending in Europe’s East, Ukraine


The Obama administration announced it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko told the German newspaper Bild that the risk of open war between Russia and Ukraine is greater than it was a year ago.

German chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Vladimir Putin by phone on Tuesday to use his influence to ensure that a ceasefire is upheld in Ukraine...


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