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03 June 2014 Military News

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  • Erdogan accuses int'l media of spying, stirring unrest in Turkey VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- Turkey's embattled prime minister lashed out at international media on Tuesday, accusing news outlets of stirring unrest during the one-year anniversary of mass anti-government protests, AFP news agency reports. Recep Tayyip Erdogan singled out CNN International, whose reporter was arrested live on air last Saturday while covering street clashes, accusing the network of spying.
  • Ukraine Uniting Militias to Bolster Forces in the East VOA 03 Jun 2014 -- With the conflict in eastern Ukraine intensifying, the country's military needs new recruits more than ever. A drive to integrate guerrilla fighters into national security forces to add muscle to the escalating campaign against pro-Russian separatists.
  • Ukraine must not be 'muscle-flexing' exercise for US - Russian envoy to UN VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- The situation in Ukraine must not be used by the United States to build up its global military presence, said Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations. 'If politics consists of taking advantage of the situation in Ukraine in order to flex muscles, this will only hurt the common international cooperation,' Churkin told reporters on Tuesday.
  • Russia has all arguments against Ukraine at European Court VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine had filed a suit against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights over Crimea's accession to Russia, according to Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency. Russia has all the arguments and possibilities to defend its positions at the European Court of Human Right in a possible litigation over Ukraine's lawsuit, chairman of the committee on civil, criminal and arbitration legislation of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Pavel Krasheninnikov told the agency on Tuesday.
  • OSCE mission in Ukraine confirms Lugansk administration building was hit by rockets VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has confirmed on Tuesday that the deadly attack on the administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk was an airstrike. 'On 2 June, shortly after 15:00, rockets hit the occupied regional administration building,' OSCE Special Monitoring Mission said in a statement. 'Based on the SMM's limited observation these strikes were the result of non-guided rockets shot from an aircraft,' OSCE specified. The assault left eight people dead and 28 injured.
  • Putin to instruct his office, gov't to provide assistance to refugees from Ukraine VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to issue instructions to his secretariat and the government on providing assistance to refugees from the southeastern regions of Ukraine and residents of Crimea experiencing difficulties with acquiring Russian citizenship due to problems with residency registration.
  • 181 killed in east Ukraine military operation - acting prosecutor general VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- A total of 181 people, including 59 Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen, have died as a result of armed clashes in the eastern regions of Ukraine, the country's acting Prosecutor General Oleg Magnitsky said at a press conference on Tuesday. 'On the whole, 181 people were killed, including 59 servicemen, and another 293 were injured in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions,' he said.
  • Slavyansk self-defense activists claim to have shot down Ukraine army plane VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- Slavyansk self-defense activists claim they have shot down a Sukhoi Su-25 combat airplane.
  • Russia submits draft resolution on Ukraine Iran Press TV 03 Jun 2014 -- Russia has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), calling for an immediate ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor in Ukraine.
  • Most Russia troops withdraw from Ukraine border: NATO Iran Press TV 03 Jun 2014 -- NATO says Russia has withdrawn most of the approximately 40,000 troops amassed along the Ukraine border, calling on Moscow to pull out the rest.
  • A Guide To The Separatists Of Eastern Ukraine RFE/RL 03 Jun 2014 -- Keeping a handle on who's who in the chaotic separatist insurgency gripping Ukraine's frontier with Russia can get a little confusing. Here is a quick guide to the main players in Ukraine's increasingly wild east.
  • NATO Not Discussing 'Military Options' in Ukraine - Rasmussen RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2014 -- NATO does not see military action as a right way to solve the crisis in Ukraine and favors political and diplomatic settlement, the alliance's chief said Tuesday.
  • Russia Reinstates Readiness to Send Ukraine Humanitarian Aid - Emergency Ministry RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2014 -- Russia's Emergency Ministry is ready to assist Ukraine with humanitarian aid but has not had a request from the Ukrainian authorities, Russian Emergency Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Tuesday.
  • At Least 5 Independence Supporters Killed, 10 Injured in Slaviansk Fighting RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2014 -- Five independence supporters were reported killed, and 10 injured in fighting in the Eastern city of Slaviansk, a spokesman for the headquarters of the independence suporters said Tuesday.
  • Gazprom Says Ukraine Still Has to Pay for Almost 10 Billion Cubic Meters of Gas RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2014 -- As of today, Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz still has not paid for 9.839 billion cubic meters of Russian gas supplies, Sergei Kuprianov, a spokesman for Gazprom, said Tuesday.
  • Security Crackdown Takes Place in Beijing on Tiananmen Anniversary VOA 03 Jun 2014 -- Chinese police filled Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the deadly crackdown of student-led demonstrations there.
  • China: UN rights chief urges release of detained activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary UN News Centre 03 Jun 2014 -- The United Nations human rights chief today voiced concern about the detention of civil society activists, lawyers and journalists in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, while also stressing the need to establish the facts surrounding what transpired between 3 and 4 June 1989.
  • China Defends Crackdown Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary VOA 03 Jun 2014 -- China on Tuesday defended as 'lawful' its detention of government critics ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
  • WFP Food Distribution in N. Korea Hit High in May VOA 03 Jun 2014 -- The World Food Program says it distributed more than 2,500 tons of food in North Korea last month, the largest amount so far this year.
  • With Egypt's election results in, Ban voices hopes for democracy, stability UN News Centre 03 Jun 2014 -- Taking note of the official release of the results of the recent election in Egypt, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his hope that President-elect Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will support the people's aspirations for a stable and democratic country.
  • MERS death toll in Saudi Arabia jumps to 282 VoR 03 Jun 2014 -- Saudi Arabia announced a jump of nearly 50 percent in deaths from a new virus on Tuesday after re-examining old data that also showed the number of infections since 2012 was a fifth higher than previously reported.

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