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    Canada contributes $7.1M to support democracy in Ukraine
    Mar18

    Canada contributes $7.1M to support democracy in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada is contributing $7.1 million to support the democratic process in Ukraine.The International Foundation for Electoral Systems gets $3 million to strengthen reform on transparency and anti-corruption in the Ukrainian political process.Another $2.9 million goes to the National Democratic Institute to help Ukrainians practise...

    The European Sanctions Dance
    Mar18

    The European Sanctions Dance

    A deal on EU sanctions against Russia is emerging, and it could keep the fractious block on the same page ahead of this week’s EU summit. The sanctions will not be extended this month, but language will be approved to keep them in place until the full text of the Minsk agreements is implemented. The Wall Street Journal reports: The...

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” […] despite the economic downturn and a sharp...

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada one year after the Crimean “Referendum”
    Mar18

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada one year after the Crimean “Referendum”

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the so-called Crimean “referendum” held one year ago and the subsequent illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia: …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’

    Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” Addressing Wednesday’s rally marking the anniversary of the...

    Putin says Russia regained 'historic roots' in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia regained 'historic roots' in Crimea

    MOSCOW — Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation’s “historic roots.”Addressing Wednesday’s rally marking the anniversary of the...

    A year after Crimean annexation, threat of conflict remains
    Mar18

    A year after Crimean annexation, threat of conflict remains

    MOSCOW — A fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine was coming under increased strain on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev of violating a plan to give them significantly increased autonomy. The dispute risked casting war-torn eastern Ukraine back into a hot conflict after more than three weeks of relative peace. The immediate disagreement...

    Putin Says Russia Regained ‘Historic Roots’ in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin Says Russia Regained ‘Historic Roots’ in Crimea

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’ …read more Source: ABC...

    NATO Intercepts 11 Russian Jets as War Games Continue
    Mar18

    NATO Intercepts 11 Russian Jets as War Games Continue

    Lithuania has intercepted the largest group of Russian military jets near allied airspace this year, in the early hours of this morning, as Russia continues its snap military exercises in the Baltic, Arctic and elsewhere. The increasing number of unannounced Russian military drills near its Baltic neighbours, combined with Russia sending jets...

    Exclusive: Opposition Leaders in London Are Putin’s Next Target
    Mar18

    Exclusive: Opposition Leaders in London Are Putin’s Next Target

    The Kremlin’s war on the Russian opposition has now become so savage it has torn up its own rulebook. Russian dissidents struggling against Vladimir Putin used to be sure of two things. The security services would not shoot them and they would not come after their families. Not any more. Vladimir Ashurkov is one of Russia’s most...