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    Lavrov Blasts EU’s Tusk Over Ukraine Comments
    Mar10

    Lavrov Blasts EU’s Tusk Over Ukraine Comments

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday for “stirring up tensions” between Moscow and the bloc against what he said was a desire by some member states for better ties with the Kremlin. Lavrov, speaking at a news conference in Moscow after talks with visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Jose...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Preparing Advance ‘On All Fronts’, Warn Ukraine Fighters
    Mar10

    Pro-Russian Rebels Preparing Advance ‘On All Fronts’, Warn Ukraine Fighters

    Pro-Russian rebels are preparing an advance “on all fronts” in Ukraine’s eastern territories by the end of this week, according to purported conversations between rebels, intercepted by Kiev-loyal forces. A statement on Facebook by the pro-Ukrainian Azov volunteer battalion, said that rebels are planning a possible attack on the town of...

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete
    Mar10

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president says government and rebel forces have pulled back most of their heavy weapons in the east, but each side accused the other on Tuesday of stalling on complying with other terms of a cease-fire deal. The cautious optimism articulated by Petro Poroshenko was tempered Tuesday by his foreign minister, who...

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete
    Mar10

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president says government and rebel forces have pulled back most of their heavy weapons in the east, but each side accused the other on Tuesday of stalling on complying with other terms of a cease-fire deal. The cautious optimism articulated by Petro Poroshenko was tempered Tuesday by his foreign minister, who...

    AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil
    Mar10

    AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian businessman facing European Union sanctions denied on Tuesday allegations that he bought oil from the Islamic State group for President Bashar Assad’s government. The EU put sanctions last week on George Haswani and six other prominent Syrian businessmen, freezing their assets and banning them from traveling...

    AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil
    Mar10

    AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian businessman facing European Union sanctions denied on Tuesday allegations that he bought oil from the Islamic State group for President Bashar Assad’s government. Speaking to The Associated Press in his Damascus office, Haswani said the EU sanctions and accusations are politically motivated and said he is...

    How Ukraine became Ukraine
    Mar10

    How Ukraine became Ukraine

    For the past year, Ukraine has been plunged into chaos. Mass protests against pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych led to his ouster in February 2014. That sparked a spiraling crisis: a fledgling interim government in Kiev looked on as Russia first seized… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels are rearming during truce
    Mar10

    Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels are rearming during truce

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitors the pull-back of weapons, has said it cannot fully confirm withdrawal on both sides. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Refugee Agency Concerned For Civilians Amid Lack Of Supplies, Continued Shelling
    Mar10

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Refugee Agency Concerned For Civilians Amid Lack Of Supplies, Continued Shelling

    The United Nations Refugee Agency expressed concern Tuesday over the “worsening humanitarian situation” experienced by civilians in war-torn eastern Ukraine, especially those who reside in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatist rebels. Noncombatants who live near the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Debaltseve lack regular...

    Kelly McParland: Putin finds a convenient scapegoat for Nemtsov killing, while admitting he lied about Crimea
    Mar10

    Kelly McParland: Putin finds a convenient scapegoat for Nemtsov killing, while admitting he lied about Crimea

    If you were the president of Russia, and you were looking for a convenient way to clear your regime from suspicion in the recent murder of a high-profile opponent, the ideal solution would be to find an unsympathetic figure you could pin the blame on. Bingo. Russian authorities on Monday announced the detention of five Chechens in the killing of...