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    Two civilians killed, monitors shot at in east Ukraine
    Nov27

    Two civilians killed, monitors shot at in east Ukraine

    KIEV – Ukraine’s military said Thursday that two civilians were killed in the latest clashes in east Ukraine, as international monitors observing the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels reported being fired upon.A patrol of three monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were...

    EU expects stable gas supply even as Russian shipments yet to start
    Nov27

    EU expects stable gas supply even as Russian shipments yet to start

    ASTANA (Reuters) – The European Union expects stable gas supplies this winter under a deal by Russia and Ukraine, a senior EU energy official said, even while Moscow has yet to resume shipments and Kiev has yet to pay in advance as agreed. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel hits diplomatic dead end with Putin
    Nov27

    Merkel hits diplomatic dead end with Putin

    After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides. Instead of challenging him on […] The...

    West struggles with Russia’s ‘ambiguous warfare’ tactics
    Nov27

    West struggles with Russia’s ‘ambiguous warfare’ tactics

    When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time.Moscow and Kiev trade accusations; U.S. warns Russia against escalationNATO commander says Russian air incursions are bigger and more provocativeBack to Cold War as...

    Germany prepared for long-term dispute with Russia
    Nov27

    Germany prepared for long-term dispute with Russia

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled she’s ready for a long confrontation with President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as her foreign minister said the two countries’ relations must be “remapped.”Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with PutinUS troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: generalWashington plays Russian rouletteG20...

    West struggles with Russia's 'ambiguous warfare' tactics
    Nov27

    West struggles with Russia's 'ambiguous warfare' tactics

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time. …read more Source: The...

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea
    Nov27

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea

    Kiev (AFP) – NATOs top military commander said he was very concerned that Russias military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region.US General Philip Breedloves comments on Wednesday came amid fears in Kiev that Russian-backed rebels will try to grab more land in...

    Congo detains 6 UN peacekeepers
    Nov27

    Congo detains 6 UN peacekeepers

    Congolese authorities detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the U.N. peacekeeping force on Wednesday after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage, the U.N. force said.The Ukrainians were held after a search of their luggage at the airport in Goma, in North Kivu province, according to the province’s...

    Lack of coal may bring Ukraine to its knees this winter
    Nov27

    Lack of coal may bring Ukraine to its knees this winter

    A shortage of coal, rather than gas, is likely to plunge Ukraine into freezing darkness this winter as conflict in its east seals off supplies that used to make it self sufficient.Ukraine separatists step up attacks in EastPutin says Russia is not isolated over Ukraine crisis: TASSRussia denies Ukraine blame after Germans push for talksUkraine...

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea
    Nov27

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea

    KIEV – NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday he was “very concerned” that Russia’s military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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