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    Putin agrees to restructure Ukraine’s $3 billion debt
    Nov17

    Putin agrees to restructure Ukraine’s $3 billion debt

    Ed AdamczykANTALYA , Turkey, Nov. 17 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin softened demands for immediate payment by Ukraine of a $3 billion bond, for the first time agreeing to break up payments. …read more Source: United Press...

    Despite Russia Admitting Plane Brought Down By Bomb, Putin Won’t Make Defeating ISIS Top Priority
    Nov17

    Despite Russia Admitting Plane Brought Down By Bomb, Putin Won’t Make Defeating ISIS Top Priority

    Russia’s intelligence services have finally admitted what most have already suspected: that a bomb brought down the Russian commercial airliner over the Sinai Peninsula last month killing 224 innocent holiday goers. It is unclear who the culprits are. Two employees from Sharm el-Sheikh airport have been arrested and Russia has announced a...

    Putin Wants Victory, Not Detente
    Nov17

    Putin Wants Victory, Not Detente

    Don’t read too much into Russia’s gestures on Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine receives counter-fire radar systems
    Nov17

    Ukraine receives counter-fire radar systems

    Richard TomkinsKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 17 (UPI) — The United States has delivered two AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder radar to Ukraine to strengthen the country’s defense and security operations capability. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Proposes Ukraine Debt Restructuring
    Nov17

    Russia Proposes Ukraine Debt Restructuring

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to restructure Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Deal for Ukraine Isn’t Enough
    Nov17

    Putin’s Deal for Ukraine Isn’t Enough

    Why should Ukraine pay $3 billion back to the country that destabilized it? …read more Source:...

    The US Is Still Manipulating the UN After 70 Years
    Nov17

    The US Is Still Manipulating the UN After 70 Years

    Although President Barack Obama said he opposes “endless war” and “America’s combat mission in Afghanistan may be over,” he announced that the 9,800 US troops presently there will remain. Obama had previously stated that he would cut the US force in half, but he has decided to maintain the current troop level until...

    The Big Green Tent and the Subversive Power of Books
    Nov17

    The Big Green Tent and the Subversive Power of Books

    Angie WangT he big green tent revolves around banned books, a subject familiar to Ludmila Ulitskaya, one of Russia’s most acclaimed writers and, at 72, an outspoken protester against the Putin regime. Back in 1970, she was a young biologist who got fired from the Institute of General Genetics at the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences for...

    Is Putin Going Soft on Ukraine?
    Nov17

    Is Putin Going Soft on Ukraine?

    At the G20 summit today, Vladimir Putin appeared to make a big concession to Ukraine by announcing that Russia would be willing to restructure Kyiv’s upcoming $3 billion debt repayment on a bond coming due December 20. Putin offered to free Ukraine from all payments this year, and instead have them pay $1 billion in 2016, 2017, and 2018...

    Putin proposes Ukraine debt restructuring
    Nov17

    Putin proposes Ukraine debt restructuring

    ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is proposing restructuring the $3 billion debt owed by Ukraine to his country. …read more Source: CNS...