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    Russia conducts military drills on anniversary of Crimea referendum
    Mar17

    Russia conducts military drills on anniversary of Crimea referendum

    Danielle HaynesMOSCOW, March 17 (UPI) — Russian military was deployed to conduct drills in Crimea, a move that could be seen as posturing on the anniversary of a referendum to annex the territory. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Russia-Ukraine Conflict in Pictures, One Year After Crimea’s Annexation
    Mar17

    The Russia-Ukraine Conflict in Pictures, One Year After Crimea’s Annexation

    KYIV, Ukraine—Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, a former Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Controversial ‘Special Status’ Law For Rebel-Held East
    Mar17

    Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Controversial ‘Special Status’ Law For Rebel-Held East

    By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV, March 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament voted on Tuesday to offer limited self-rule to pro-Russian rebels in the east to try to preserve Western support for peace efforts, despite some deputies saying it would give separatists more scope to tighten their grip on the region. The law...

    IMF’s Leash Is Too Short for Ukraine
    Mar17

    IMF’s Leash Is Too Short for Ukraine

    Private debt-restructuring conditions that the IMF has imposed on Ukraine may be too tough for the Kiev government to meet. …read more Source:...

    Russia planning to send nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea, missiles to Poland border
    Mar17

    Russia planning to send nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea, missiles to Poland border

    The deployment is part of Russia’s massive war games to showcase its resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russians Offered Cash to Attend Pro-Kremlin Events
    Mar17

    Russians Offered Cash to Attend Pro-Kremlin Events

    Russians are being offered cash to attend an upcoming mass celebration of the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. Listings to attend this, and several other pro-government, events have appeared on a popular Russian website for recruiting TV extras, models and promoters. The website, Massovki, was...

    Russia Deploying Strategic Bombers To Crimea, Missiles To Kaliningrad
    Mar17

    Russia Deploying Strategic Bombers To Crimea, Missiles To Kaliningrad

    Russia’s military has announced it was sending strategic bombers to the annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea and will deploy advanced missiles to its exclave of Kaliningrad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Consensus Emerging on Russian Sanctions
    Mar17

    EU Consensus Emerging on Russian Sanctions

    A deal is emerging within the European Union to delay any immediate decision on extending economic sanctions against Moscow and linking an easing of sanctions to the full, final implementation of the Ukraine cease-fire. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    One Year On, Crimea Celebrates Russian Annexation, But Many Crimeans Are Unhappy
    Mar17

    One Year On, Crimea Celebrates Russian Annexation, But Many Crimeans Are Unhappy

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — On a breezy morning on March 16th, around two hundred people gathered on the square outside the local parliament in Crimea’s capital Simferopol. Ripples of applause rang out from the crowd as local musicians proclaimed their devotion to Russia from a stage overlooking a wave of blue, red and white flags. “I have...

    Has Russia’s Agony Begun?
    Mar17

    Has Russia’s Agony Begun?

    In politics, even the inevitable can take you by surprise, turning victory into disaster. This is what Vladimir Putin has yet to understand. The Russian system of personalized power has demonstrated an amazing knack for survival, by changing its costume and pretending to be its opposite for a while, after which it returns to its predatory ways....