WW4 File: UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR: 4 Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting against Moscow-backed Donbas rebels over past 24 hours; Russian DM Shoigu arrives in occupied Crimea to personally oversee regional element of Kavkaz 2016 exercise, which also includes N. Caucasus, Black, Caspian Seas; Crimean phase involves paratroopers, tanks, MRLSs, S-400 air defense batteries, cruise missiles, SLCMs; Kremlin media offers different versions of troop numbers involved in Kavkaz 2016: Sputnik, quoting Russia’s top general , says 120,000, while Itar-Tass, quoting news release from Russian DM, downsizes figure by nearly 90%; in any event, Gen. Valery Gerasimov adds: “. . . [T]he aircraft involved in the exercises actively used the experience gained in the Syrian Arab Republic while performing the assigned tasks”; Russian patrol ship, recon ship, Su-24 tactical bomber menace Ukrainian Sea Guard vessel Podillya off W. coast of Crimea, Russia’s Smetlyvy trains artillery at Ukrainian counterpart; US Def. Sec. Carter, Ukrainian DM Stepan Poltorak ink mil-mil deal in London, with intent of “increasing the defense capability” of, “expanding assistance” to Ukraine

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