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    Opinion: Stop Talking about NATO Membership for Ukraine
    Dec02

    Opinion: Stop Talking about NATO Membership for Ukraine

    The president of Ukraine is talking up the idea of a national referendum to join NATO, an idea that the military alliance’s chief has openly supported. But such a debate is dangerous — because it divides member states and provides Putin with powerful ammunition. …read more Source: Der...

    Divided Moldova demonstrates Putin’s plan B | Sme – Slovakia
    Dec02

    Divided Moldova demonstrates Putin’s plan B | Sme – Slovakia

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    Russia warns of recession in 2015
    Dec02

    Russia warns of recession in 2015

    The Russian government warns the economy will fall into recession next year as Western sanctions over Ukraine and falling oil prices begin to bite. …read more Source:...

    Election result confirms EU’s Ostpolitik | Die Presse – Austria
    Dec02

    Election result confirms EU’s Ostpolitik | Die Presse – Austria

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    President Plevneliev Says Unfreezing of South Stream Tied to Russia-EU Dialogue
    Dec02

    President Plevneliev Says Unfreezing of South Stream Tied to Russia-EU Dialogue

    “To me it is more than clear that the unlocking of South Stream [is tied to] the EU’s negotiations with Russia,” Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said. In his view it is not clear whether Bulgaria would have lost or won from the South Stream. Plevneliev was the first to officially comment on his Russian...

    [Ticker] Nato to speed up anti-Russia ‘spearhead’ force
    Dec02

    [Ticker] Nato to speed up anti-Russia ‘spearhead’ force

    Nato chief Stoltenberg said Tuesday allies will create in early 2015 an “interim spearhead force” to deter Russian aggression in the Baltic region. He said the full force will be ready in 2016, adding Russia is “violating” its ceasefire accord with Ukraine by continuing to pour troops over the border. …read more...

    Brussels impedes Putin’s South Stream project | Corriere della Sera – Italy
    Dec02

    Brussels impedes Putin’s South Stream project | Corriere della Sera – Italy

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    Russia abandons South Stream pipeline, blames Bulgaria
    Dec02

    Russia abandons South Stream pipeline, blames Bulgaria

    Speaking during a visit to Turkey last night, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia was dropping plans for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline that was supposed to enter EU territory from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The statement by Gazprom’s Chief Executive Alexei Miller was even more scathing. The two laid the...

    NYT: Abandoning South Stream Is ‘Diplomatic Defeat’ for Putin
    Dec02

    NYT: Abandoning South Stream Is ‘Diplomatic Defeat’ for Putin

    The decision to scrap Russia’s South Stream project and redirect the gas pipeline to Turkey seems to be a “rare diplomatic defeat” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the New Your Times commented on Tuesday. The USD 22 B project, once designed “to establish the country’s dominance in southeastern Europe”, has instead fallen victim...

    New truce deal for Ukraine’s Luhansk
    Dec02

    New truce deal for Ukraine’s Luhansk

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agree to a new ceasefire in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, international observers say. …read more Source:...

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