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    Putin, Poroshenko speak on phone about southeast Ukraine – Kremlin
    Nov27

    Putin, Poroshenko speak on phone about southeast Ukraine – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed bilateral relations and the situation in southeast Ukraine with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the telephone on Wednesday evening, the Kremlin said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    New parliament coalition proposes Yatseniuk stays on as PM
    Nov27

    New parliament coalition proposes Yatseniuk stays on as PM

    KIEV (Reuters) – A newly formed five-party coalition in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday nominated Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk to stay on as head of the government. …read more Source: The...

    Aim of sanctions not to bash Russian economy – German foreign minister
    Nov27

    Aim of sanctions not to bash Russian economy – German foreign minister

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The goal of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis must not be to wear down Russia economically, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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