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    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

    For average Ukrainians, the economic decline has caused a plunge in the value of the national currency, which in turn pushed inflation to highs of 60.9 percent, meaning the cost of living has soared far above modest increase in wages. Finance minister Jaresko trying to renegotiate debt terms with an array of creditors, part of an IMF rescue plan...

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Debt-Payment Freeze
    May19

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Debt-Payment Freeze

    Ukraine’s cash-starved government says it has asked parliament to approve a law granting the cabinet “the right, if necessary, to stop payments to foreign debt holders.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Economic Toll of Conflict Builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic Toll of Conflict Builds up for Ukraine

    Ukraine loses almost a fifth of its economy to conflict as decline shows no signs of easing …read more Source: ABC...

    AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion
    May19

    AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion

    TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia’s president said Tuesday that Russia is poised to use its armed forces to expand further into former Soviet states and he called on the West never to accept any Russian aggression.Russia’s 2008 war with neighboring Georgia and its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 showed that Moscow is ready to exploit...

    NATO Chief Meets Russia’s Lavrov, Urges Ukraine Withdrawal
    May19

    NATO Chief Meets Russia’s Lavrov, Urges Ukraine Withdrawal

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Russia’s foreign minister met Tuesday for the first time in three months, and Stoltenberg said he restated the “very strong NATO position” against Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. Speaking later to journalists, Stoltenberg said he called on the...

    NATO’s Stoltenberg tells Russia’s Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine
    May19

    NATO’s Stoltenberg tells Russia’s Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Crisis: Alleged Russian Soldiers To Be Charged For Terrorism By Kiev
    May19

    Ukraine Crisis: Alleged Russian Soldiers To Be Charged For Terrorism By Kiev

    Ukraine said Monday that it will prosecute two alleged Russian soldiers it captured fighting in eastern Ukraine. The two men, who were held after being wounded, were detained in the town of Shchastya, which is close to the Russian border. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Daily Vertical: The Strange Endgame In Donbas
    May19

    The Daily Vertical: The Strange Endgame In Donbas

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook pag …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Helped Free U.S. ’Spies’ Trapped in Ukraine
    May19

    Kerry Helped Free U.S. ’Spies’ Trapped in Ukraine

    Aid workers became pawns in Washington-Moscow diplomacy. …read more Source:...

    The Russian government is launching its own mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google
    May19

    The Russian government is launching its own mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google

    The global smartphone race is largely a two-horse race between two American companies, Apple and Google — and the Russian government isn’t happy. The Russian minister of communications has announced plans to develop a new, Russian-built mobile operating system (OS), ZDNet reports, citing a report on the Russian-language news site RBC....