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    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine to honour peace deal as training ramps up
    Jun19

    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine to honour peace deal as training ramps up

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on western countries to lean on the Ukrainian government to honour all of the internal political reforms contained in the peace accord signed in Minsk.His remarks came today against the backdrop of fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine and the renewal of international...

    Putin urges political settlement for Ukrainian crisis
    Jun19

    Putin urges political settlement for Ukrainian crisis

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine should offer broad rights to its eastern rebel regions in order to end the conflict that has strained Russia-West ties. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin: Ukraine war not our fault, U.S. must stop meddling
    Jun19

    Putin: Ukraine war not our fault, U.S. must stop meddling

    Russian leader tells Charlie Rose rebels in neigboring country will “always find arms somewhere,” and insists it’s Kiev prolonging the crisis …read more Source:...

    In challenge to Obama, U.S. Senate passes defense bill that allots lethal aid to Ukraine
    Jun19

    In challenge to Obama, U.S. Senate passes defense bill that allots lethal aid to Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Ukraine moved one step closer to receiving lethal military aid from the U.S. after the Senate passed a $612 billion defense policy bill late Thursday that would allocate $300 million of military aid, including radars and antitank weapons, to the war-stricken country. Kiev has said it desperately needs the arms for its forces, which have...

    Crimean Tatars Break Ramadan Fast In Simferopol
    Jun19

    Crimean Tatars Break Ramadan Fast In Simferopol

    Crimean Tatars shared the communal meal known as Iftar at the main mosque in Simferopol on the evening of the first day of Ramadan. Many Crimean Tatars have left the region in the past year since its annexation by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s signature conference plots ways to bear with international “punishments”
    Jun19

    Putin’s signature conference plots ways to bear with international “punishments”

    ST. PETERBSURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his signature economic conference, and there is plenty of talk about reform — both fiscal and political.But there’s little suggestion of compromise on the key issue contributing to the country’s economic pain.In fact, the ongoing fighting in Ukraine is being...

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea
    Jun19

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments extended for a year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea on Friday, meaning… …read more Source:...

    Situation Report: U.S. diplomat makes waves; Syrian trainees trickle in; Pentagon talker coming; SecDef off to Europe; FP making a difference; and lots more
    Jun19

    Situation Report: U.S. diplomat makes waves; Syrian trainees trickle in; Pentagon talker coming; SecDef off to Europe; FP making a difference; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Safe European home. Beloved in Washington, resented in Europe, Victoria Nuland has occupied an outsized presence in European diplomatic circles over the past several years, especially in the contentious debate over how best to help Ukraine fight off Russian-backed rebels holding swaths of territory in its...

    Putin to Russian business leaders: It could be worse
    Jun19

    Putin to Russian business leaders: It could be worse

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving a keynote speech and speaking with Charlie Rose on Bloomberg TV at the three-day Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “We have managed to stabilize the situation,” Putin said, according to a translator. “We are successful in going through the difficulties.”...

    The Hospital Singing Soviet War Songs
    Jun19

    The Hospital Singing Soviet War Songs

    What it’s like to spend a night in a Ukrainian rebel hospital, complete with Soviet anthems, nervous nurses, and maimed pro-Russian fighters. …read more Source: The Daily...