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    Russia says has the right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec17

    Russia says has the right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia announced that it believes it has the full right to deploy nuclear weapons in the recently annexed Crimean peninsula, angering Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?
    Dec17

    Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?

    Russia suffers as sanctions bite economy; will crisis make Ukraine conflict too costly? …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Kerry: Russia made constructive choices in Ukraine talks
    Dec17

    Kerry: Russia made constructive choices in Ukraine talks

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry: ‘There are signs of constructive choices’ from Russia in Ukraine conflict discussions. …read more Source: World...

    Rouble Crisis Could Shake Putin’s Grip on Power
    Dec17

    Rouble Crisis Could Shake Putin’s Grip on Power

    MOSCOW—Russia failed to halt the collapse of the rouble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17 percent overnight failed to prevent the currency hitting record lows in a “perfect storm” of low oil prices, looming...

    Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions
    Dec17

    Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions

    President Barack Obama has decided to sign legislation authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, the White House said Tuesday. The bill, which cleared the Senate last week, also gives the president authority to provide $350 million in lethal and nonlethal military aid to the Ukrainian government. That potential aid...

    Obama ‘intends’ to sign Russia sanctions bill
    Dec17

    Obama ‘intends’ to sign Russia sanctions bill

    New sanctions bill require the American president to impose at least three sanctions on Russia-owned arms firms or related entities. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko hails first full overnight truce in rebel east
    Dec16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko hails first full overnight truce in rebel east

    KIEV: Ukraine’s separatist east passed the night into Tuesday without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive sign for the next steps in a peace plan. Ukraine is under pressure from Western backers to defuse the conflict, which has left many people struggling to survive the frigid...

    Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine
    Dec16

    Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine

    LONDON—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “Russia has made constructive moves” on the Ukraine crisis that could open the path to resolving the conflict and easing or lifting international economic sanctions. While holding a series of meetings on world issues, Kerry said improvements in the eastern Ukraine cease-fire, progress on negotiating...

    Kerry says Russia has made ‘constructive moves’ on Ukraine in recent days
    Dec16

    Kerry says Russia has made ‘constructive moves’ on Ukraine in recent days

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East
    Dec16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East

    KYIV—Ukraine’s separatist east passed the night into Tuesday without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive signal for the next steps in a peace plan. Army chief of staff Viktor Muzhenko also stressed progress had been made on the implementation of the cease-fire, but said one...

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