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01 May 2014 Military News

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  • Ukraine Reinstates Conscription as Security Deteriorates in Eastern Region VOA 01 May 2014 -- Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov has reinstated military conscription to deal with deteriorating security in the east of the country.
  • Ukraine closes 27 checkpoints on Crimean border VoR 01 May 2014 -- The Ukrainian authorities announced Thursday a decision to temporarily close 27 checkpoints along the border line in Crimea, the government said on the website. The decree, signed by the Cabinet of Ministers on April 30, says that the checkpoints are closed in line with the 'law on ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens and the legal framework on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.'
  • Russia says Kiev's plan to storm southeastern regions to have catastrophic consequences VoR 01 May 2014 -- Kiev's plans to conduct a military operation in Southeastern regions of Ukraine may lead to catastrophic consequences, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Moscow has also urged Kiev, as well as the United States and the European Union to avoid committing 'criminal errors' over this situation, according to a statement published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
  • Russia involved in Ukraine, Kerry claims Iran Press TV 01 May 2014 -- The US secretary of state claims Washington has obtained intercepted phone calls proving Russia's involvement in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, a report says.
  • Anti-Kiev protesters raise Donetsk Republic flag Iran Press TV 01 May 2014 -- Anti-government protesters have raised the flag of the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk atop of the region's Interior Ministry headquarters following clashes with security forces.
  • Lithuanian FM Says Ukraine Has 'Duty' To Halt Separatists RFE/RL 01 May 2014 -- Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says Ukraine has the right and the obligation to use direct force, if necessary, to quell pro-Russian separatist movements in the eastern part of the country.
  • Kremlin Says Germany's Merkel Asks Putin To Help Release OSCE Observers RFE/RL 01 May 2014 -- The Kremlin press service on May 1 reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help free a team of OSCE observers that had been captured in eastern Ukraine.
  • UK spymasters beg to feast at NSA table: Snowden Iran Press TV 01 May 2014 -- A document has surfaced from the Snowden collection showing that British spy chiefs secretly sought "unsupervised" access to the NSA's vast trove of private communications.
  • NSA gathers more data on US citizens than on any other foreigners - Snowden VoR 01 May 2014 -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said that NSA gathers more data on American citizens than it does about foreigners. Does the NSA know more about Americans in America than Russians in Russia?' Snowden said, appearing by live video during an awards ceremony in Washington.
  • White House Challenged on Benghazi Email VOA 01 May 2014 -- The Obama administration is facing challenges from the opposition and the news media on its handling of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed.
  • Following successful polls, UN lauds 'incredible resilience' of Iraqi voters UN News Centre 01 May 2014 -- United Nations officials today congratulated the people and Government of Iraq for turning out in significant numbers in Wednesday's elections, and commended the electoral authorities and security personnel for their efforts.
  • Iraq's Maliki hails high election turnout Iran Press TV 01 May 2014 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has welcomed a high turnout in the country's parliamentary polls, describing it as a "slap in the face of terrorism."
  • President Xi urges 'decisive actions' against terrorism after Xinjiang blast People's Daily 01 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged 'decisive actions' against violent terrorist attacks, after the blast at a railway station in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
  • Chinese President Vows 'Decisive Action' After Xinjiang Attack VOA 01 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is promising 'decisive action' following a deadly bomb and knife attack at a train station in the western province of Xinjiang.

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