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    Ukraine Limps Its Way Out of Winter
    Mar18

    Ukraine Limps Its Way Out of Winter

    Ukraine payed Gazprom just enough cash for another week of gas supplies on Monday, following its “search the couch cushions” prepayment strategy of late. Kiev forked over a less than impressive $15 million, the latest of the meager tranches that it has deployed in recent weeks. These prepayments are a condition of Russia’s continued supply...

    Putin just cemented a new land grab
    Mar18

    Putin just cemented a new land grab

    President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. Tbilisi described the “alliance and integration” treaty as a “move aimed at annexation” and the United...

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary
    Mar18

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West. Putin appeared on stage in front of a flag-waving crowd at a celebratory concert by the walls of the Kremlin to make an...

    Sweden Labels Russia Its Biggest Threat
    Mar18

    Sweden Labels Russia Its Biggest Threat

    Russian espionage in Sweden has increased over the past year and is the biggest threat to domestic security, according to an annual report released by Sweden’s security service, SAPO, on Wednesday. In a news conference on Wednesday, Wilhelm Unge, chief analyst at SAPO, said one-third of Russian envoys in Sweden are used as spies to gather...

    Putin leads massive Moscow street party on Crimea anniversary
    Mar18

    Putin leads massive Moscow street party on Crimea anniversary

    MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Russians swarmed central Moscow on Wednesday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. At a Red Square rally dubbed “We Are Together,” the rowdy crowd sang, danced and chanted “Sevastopol! Crimea! Russia!” and “Glory to Russia!” as the...

    Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation
    Mar18

    Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation

    President Vladimir Putin addressed a rally in Moscow Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, saying that any attempt from abroad to make life difficult for his country is a “futile pursuit.” “Of course, we will overcome, and are overcoming, all the problems and difficulties...

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

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

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described the annexation of Crimea as a move to protect ethnic Russians there and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” …read more Source: Global...

    Putin tells Kremlin crowd Crimea move driven by ‘historic roots’
    Mar18

    Putin tells Kremlin crowd Crimea move driven by ‘historic roots’

    Dispelling rumours after 10-day absence, fit-looking Vladimir Putin says annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula was to protect ethnic Russians and regain ‘historic roots’ …read more Source: Toronto...

    Conflict Deaths Surge by More Than a Quarter in 2014
    Mar18

    Conflict Deaths Surge by More Than a Quarter in 2014

    The death toll from global conflicts surged by almost a third last year, according to a new report. In the 20 deadliest conflicts last year, 163,562 people died compared to 126,994 in 2013. Syria remained the world’s most bloody war zone, with over three times more deaths recorded than in Iraq, which ranked second. Nigeria’s conflict...

    One Year Later, Crimea’s Tatars Even Further In The Shadows
    Mar18

    One Year Later, Crimea’s Tatars Even Further In The Shadows

    Crimean Tatars, the native inhabitants of the Black Sea peninsula, almost universally opposed Russia’s 2014 annexation. A year later, they say their rights, safety, and traditions are under attack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...