US Officials Express Concern Over Jailed Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Trial

US Officials Express Concern Over Jailed Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Trial

Stoltenberg told the meeting on Tuesday that "Ukraine can rely on NATO" and that "NATO provides Ukraine with political and practical support". Two Russian journalists died in the attack.

Poroshenko will also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France in Paris on October 2 in a bid to get a broader consensus on clinching a lasting peace. Moscow keeps escalation dominance over Ukraine, keeping the front in a state of constant yet calibrated military tension and continuous violence.

In the courtroom in Donetsk, a small town close to the border with conflict-torn Ukraine, Ms Savchenko proclaimed her innocence.

NATO, for its part, has 13,000 ready-to-go troops and thousands more in reserve. "Ukraine is the most eastern outpost of the Euro-Atlantic area", Poroshenko said. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his country is still not ready to become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance, while NATO is not ready to accept Ukraine.

US Officials Express Concern Over Jailed Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Trial

The revelations will raise fears that the megalomaniac leader is planning to step up his meddling in Ukraine by providing even more troops and armed support to the rebels fighting Kiev. Russia backed the rebels, fearing that the pro-Western course of the new Kiev government would make it a NATO ally.

"It is very likely that Kiev will refuse to repay the debt, this is what we hear from Ukrainian politicians daily", said chief economist with ING Bank for Russian Federation and the CIS Dmitry Polevoi.

The prosecution said her presence as a volunteer in eastern Ukraine was motivated by "hatred and hostility towards ... the civilian population of Luhansk region". Such an accord, similar to the one sealed previous year, would likely govern the price of gas and the minimum volumes Naftogaz will buy from Gazprom until the end of March, European officials say. They also claim she did not cross the border voluntarily but was kidnapped.

Recently a Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Russian Federation on terror charges.

However, since Russia, like the United States, does not have a good record in its recent military adventurism, it would be wise to consolidate any gains by securing participation in a robust diplomatic framework on Syria at the earliest opportunity.

A handful of supporters of the pro-Kremlin National Liberation Movement held pickets outside the court against Savchenko. "Today", he proclaimed, "as the people of Ukraine continue their fight for freedom in the face of escalating Russian aggression, we strongly reiterate our commitment to actively and constructively assist in the rebuilding of Ukraine's economic and democratic institutions".


Canada is fully involved in the strategic, geopolitical and military operations of US imperialism around the world: in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the US-led Pivot to Asia, which aims to militarily-strategically isolate and encircle China.

President Petro Poroshenko and NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg greeting commanders of multinational emergency first response teams at the Yavoriv training facility in western Ukraine on Sept. 21