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    Kremlin warns of retaliation after sanctions extended
    Jun22

    Kremlin warns of retaliation after sanctions extended

    The extension until Jan. 31 will keep the economic pressures in place through the deadline for implementing all parts of a cease-fire agreement to settle the conflict between Ukraine’s Western-allied government and pro-Moscow rebels. Western leaders have repeatedly stated that Russia must support implementation of the cease-fire agreement...

    Russia And Belarus To Conduct S-400 Air Defense Drills In East Siberia; 40 Jets And Helicopters To Be Involved
    Jun22

    Russia And Belarus To Conduct S-400 Air Defense Drills In East Siberia; 40 Jets And Helicopters To Be Involved

    Russia and Belarus will take part in joint exercises in East Siberia to test Moscow’s advanced S-400 missile defense system, according to a Russian officer speaking on Monday. The exercise, which will see as many as 40 jets and helicopters used, is part of a growing number of military operations in which Russia partners up with former...

    Putin’s War: The Ukraine Cease-Fire That Never Was
    Jun22

    Putin’s War: The Ukraine Cease-Fire That Never Was

    The notion that the Ukraine cease-fire is still largely holding, or even being followed at all, is fiction. In the eastern Ukrainian village of Pisky, only six kilometers from the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, and two kilometers from the ruined Donetsk airport, the Ukrainian army 93rd Mechanized Brigade is engaged in sustained combat with...

    Ukraine’s restless lenders question sweetened debt deal
    Jun22

    Ukraine’s restless lenders question sweetened debt deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s main debt holders responded with extreme caution Monday to a sweetened but “final” debt restructuring offer that would keep the war-torn nation from imposing a repayment moratorium next month.Franklin Templeton and three other US financial titans own about two-thirds of the debt upon which Ukraine is...

    Putin discusses Ukraine in call with Merkel, Hollande
    Jun22

    Putin discusses Ukraine in call with Merkel, Hollande

    The Kremlin says leaders of Russia, France and Germany have discussed the Ukraine crisis before a new round of diplomatic efforts. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Assails Extension of E.U. Sanctions in Ukraine Crisis
    Jun22

    Russia Assails Extension of E.U. Sanctions in Ukraine Crisis

    Kremlin officials, who had lobbied hard against an extension, called it self-defeating and said their countersanctions would be extended in response. …read more Source: The New York...

    EU votes to extend Russia sanctions
    Jun22

    EU votes to extend Russia sanctions

    European foreign ministers agreed on Monday to extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months. …read more Source:...

    Putin discusses Ukraine crisis with Merkel and Hollande ahead of foreign ministers’ meeting
    Jun22

    Putin discusses Ukraine crisis with Merkel and Hollande ahead of foreign ministers’ meeting

    The Kremlin says leaders of Russia, France and Germany have discussed the Ukraine crisis before a new round of diplomatic efforts. …read more Source: FOX...

    ‘Confrontation With the West Is Absolutely Artificial,’ Says Russian Dissident
    Jun22

    ‘Confrontation With the West Is Absolutely Artificial,’ Says Russian Dissident

    WASHINGTON—Former Russian oil tycoon and prominent critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks forward to the day when Vladimir Putin and the political elite that is empowered with him is gone. He advises in the meantime that the United States and the West in general not make the same mistakes it made in the 1990s in their half-hearted...

    Putin Discusses Ukraine in Call With Merkel, Hollande
    Jun22

    Putin Discusses Ukraine in Call With Merkel, Hollande

    Putin discusses Ukraine crisis with Merkel and Hollande ahead of foreign ministers’ meeting …read more Source: ABC...