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    Russia vows more pain for Ukraine
    Dec16

    Russia vows more pain for Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery. In a detailed op-ed piece Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev painted a grim forecast of Russian...

    NATO pledges support to Ukraine
    Dec16

    NATO pledges support to Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday pledged “ongoing political and practical support” to Ukraine when meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at NATO Headquarters, according a statement posted on NATO official website. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Russia says U.S., NATO increased spy flights seven-fold
    Dec16

    Russia says U.S., NATO increased spy flights seven-fold

    Russia has reported a seven-fold increase in reconnaisance missions by U.S. and NATO aircraft near its border on the Baltic Sea since April as tensions flared over the crisis in Ukraine.Russia denies military jet near miss with airliner over SwedenAssertive Russia causes military rethink in SwedenRussia accuses NATO of destabilizing northern...

    Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid
    Dec16

    Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the European Union for urgent financial aid on Monday, saying the government was doing all it could to fix a shattered economy but needed help. …read more Source: The...

    Bank of Russia hikes rate to aid sinking currency
    Dec16

    Bank of Russia hikes rate to aid sinking currency

    The Bank of Russia has drastically raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent to try to boost its currency, which has been plunging along with oil prices.The moves comes after the ruble has shed roughly 50 percent of its value since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine and a huge drop in...

    Russia resorts to ‘drastic’ measure to stop ruble slide
    Dec16

    Russia resorts to ‘drastic’ measure to stop ruble slide

    MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian central bank early Tuesday announced a dramatic hike of its key rate from 10.5 to 17 percent, a drastic move to stop an out-of-control ruble slide. “This decision is aimed at limiting substantially increased ruble depreciation risks and inflation risks,” the central bank said in a statement posted on...

    Ukraine Presses EU for More Aid, Blasts Russia
    Dec16

    Ukraine Presses EU for More Aid, Blasts Russia

    Ukraine used the first meeting Monday of a landmark council with the EU to press for more financial support as it pushed ahead with reforms in the face of Russian “aggression.” …read more Source:...

    Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia
    Dec16

    Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia

    Ukraine used the first meeting of a landmark council with the EU to press for more financial support as it pushed ahead with reforms in the face of Russian “aggression”. …read more Source: Channel...

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    KIEV – The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Obama administration says no decision yet on Russia sanctions bill
    Dec15

    Obama administration says no decision yet on Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is looking at a bill that would authorise new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and has not yet made a decision on whether the president will sign the measure, a senior administration official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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