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    Ukraine and Crimea: A Report From the Front
    Nov25

    Ukraine and Crimea: A Report From the Front

    Mary KaldorGrassroots activists in Kiev want democracy, social justice, and an end to corruption. If the peace agreement holds, and they just might have a chance. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says it will buy more Russian gas when needed
    Nov25

    Ukraine says it will buy more Russian gas when needed

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 25 (UPI) — A Ukrainian natural gas company said it expects to receive prepaid gas from Russia and future deliveries may come as demand levels determine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Says It Has US Approval To Take On Pro-Russian ‘Aggressors’
    Nov25

    Ukraine Says It Has US Approval To Take On Pro-Russian ‘Aggressors’

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause on Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States …read more Source: International Business...

    Poland’s Prime Minister Says There’s A Real Risk Of A Ukraine Split
    Nov25

    Poland’s Prime Minister Says There’s A Real Risk Of A Ukraine Split

    WARSAW (Reuters) — There is a real risk that eastern regions of Ukraine will separate from the country, Poland’s Prime Minister …read more Source: International Business...

    UPDATE: 5 Pro-Russian Rebels Killed Near Solvyansk, Putin Calls Ukraine’s Use Of Military Force ‘Serious Crime;’ Obama Says US Has Prepared Additional Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine As 150 US Troops Land In Poland
    Nov25

    UPDATE: 5 Pro-Russian Rebels Killed Near Solvyansk, Putin Calls Ukraine’s Use Of Military Force ‘Serious Crime;’ Obama Says US Has Prepared Additional Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine As 150 US Troops Land In Poland

    Update as of 6:34 a.m. EDT: Five pro-Russian rebels were killed in a clash at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukraine city of Slovyansk, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Ukraine’s interior ministry, and added that Russian President Vladimir Putin had called Ukraine’s use of military force a “serious crime.” The...

    G7 Willing To Step Up Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine
    Nov25

    G7 Willing To Step Up Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine

    (Reuters) – The world’s leading industrialized nations threatened on Wednesday to impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia if it does not help restore stability to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militias continue to operate at will. While Ukraine was able to hold a largely peaceful presidential election last month, the situation...

    Russia Says It Will Respond If Ukraine Interests Attacked
    Nov25

    Russia Says It Will Respond If Ukraine Interests Attacked

    KIEV (Reuters) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States Wednesday of being behind the political upheaval in …read more Source: International Business...

    Obama Shows Support For Ukraine’s New Leader Poroshenko, While Separatists Take Two Military Bases In Luhansk
    Nov25

    Obama Shows Support For Ukraine’s New Leader Poroshenko, While Separatists Take Two Military Bases In Luhansk

    U.S. President Barack Obama met Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw on Wednesday and discussed how the U.S. could help, with the exception of supplying weapons, in its fight against pro-Russia separatists who have waged a violent uprising against Ukraine’s newly elected government over the past few weeks. …read...

    Russia Conducts Military Exercises In Moldova’s Breakaway Region Of Transnistria Near Ukraine’s Western Border, Escalating Tensions
    Nov25

    Russia Conducts Military Exercises In Moldova’s Breakaway Region Of Transnistria Near Ukraine’s Western Border, Escalating Tensions

    Days after a top NATO commander warned of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border, Russian troops staged military exercises in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine on the southwest, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Wednesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Treasury’s War On Russia: Sanctions May Bite But The Strongest Tool Is Unlikely To Be Used
    Nov25

    The Treasury’s War On Russia: Sanctions May Bite But The Strongest Tool Is Unlikely To Be Used

    As the West seeks to isolate and punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea, it has implemented a number of sanctions, but so far not the one that would almost certainly deliver the most profound and lasting blow: effectively excommunicating Russia from the global financial system by severing it from the SWIFT system, the network that connects...