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    Tusk: New EU Sanctions on Russia “Impossible”
    Mar09

    Tusk: New EU Sanctions on Russia “Impossible”

    With the ceasefire in Ukraine more or less holding, the question remains whether Europe will be able to keep a common Russia policy in place. In an interview with the New York Times, former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk sounded a cautious note, largely writing off the possibility of tougher sanctions at the moment, even as President Obama was...

    Nemtsov Ally Skeptical Of Russian Arrests
    Mar09

    Nemtsov Ally Skeptical Of Russian Arrests

    An ally of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has dismissed the official version of the inquiry into the killing as “more than absurd.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Says Told Officials Of Decision To Take Crimea In February 2014
    Mar09

    Putin Says Told Officials Of Decision To Take Crimea In February 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he told senior security officials of his decision to take Crimea just hours after embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych abandoned power. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Islamist Motive For Killing Slain Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Is Nonsense, Friend Says
    Mar09

    Islamist Motive For Killing Slain Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Is Nonsense, Friend Says

    By Christian Lowe and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, March 9 (Reuters) – Suggestions that Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was killed by Chechen Islamists are nonsense designed to deflect suspicion from President Vladimir Putin, a colleague of the slain opposition figure said on Monday. Investigators have charged two men including a former...

    Vladimir Putin reveals secret meeting when he decided to ‘return Crimea to Russia’
    Mar09

    Vladimir Putin reveals secret meeting when he decided to ‘return Crimea to Russia’

    Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Putin Describes Secret Meeting To Take Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin Describes Secret Meeting To Take Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea — the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer for an upcoming documentary, shown on state-owned television late Sunday, Putin said that he met with security officials in...

    Trailer Shows Putin Held Secret Meeting Before Ordering Forces To Annex Crimea, Save Yanukovych
    Mar09

    Trailer Shows Putin Held Secret Meeting Before Ordering Forces To Annex Crimea, Save Yanukovych

    In a trailer of a documentary aired by Rossiya 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown describing a secret meeting held last year with officials to discuss the decision to annex Crimea and facilitate the escape of Ukraine’s ousted president Viktor Yanukovych to Moscow, according to The Associated Press. …read more Source:...

    Putin reveals the moment he gave the order to take Crimea from Ukraine
    Mar09

    Putin reveals the moment he gave the order to take Crimea from Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea, the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer shown on state-owned TV on Sunday for a coming documentary, Putin said he met with security officials last February to make plans for...

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine
    Mar09

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Violence in eastern Ukraine has reduced significantly since a ceasefire deal was agreed in Minsk, Germany’s Foreign… …read more Source:...

    A staggering amount of Russians hold negative views of the US
    Mar09

    A staggering amount of Russians hold negative views of the US

    Anti-American sentiment in Russia is now stronger than it was in the late 1980s when the Soviet Union was still intact, The Washington Post reports. An overwhelming majority of Russians — more than 80% — now view the US negatively, according to a poll from the independent Levada Center. This number has doubled over the past year, the Post notes....