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    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...

    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...

    Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia in latest escalation between countries
    Nov25

    Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia in latest escalation between countries

    Ukraine’s prime minister says his government has decided to close the country’s airspace to all Russian planes. …read more Source: CTV...

    Kyiv Bans Russian Aircraft Transit, Stops Importing Russian Gas
    Nov25

    Kyiv Bans Russian Aircraft Transit, Stops Importing Russian Gas

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country has imposed a ban on transit flights over Ukraine for all Russian airlines. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Biden meets southeast Europe leaders about surge of migrants
    Nov25

    Biden meets southeast Europe leaders about surge of migrants

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders on Wednesday that focuses on tensions and security concerns over a surge of asylum-seekers and migrants crossing the region.Biden’s trip comes amid a debate in the U.S. about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic State...

    Russia just cut off Ukraine’s gas supply and this could be bad news for Europe
    Nov25

    Russia just cut off Ukraine’s gas supply and this could be bad news for Europe

    Russia and Ukraine relations have soured since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and now they are fighting about gas supplies again. On Wednesday morning, the CEO of Gazprom, Russia’s biggest state-owned natural gas producer, said that the company has cut off gas supplies to Ukraine after the country failed to pay in advance...

    Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia in latest escalation between 2 countries
    Nov25

    Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia in latest escalation between 2 countries

    Ukraine’s prime minister says his government has decided to close the country’s airspace to all Russian planes. …read more Source: Global...