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    Moscow’s Bid for New Gas Bridgehead
    Mar06

    Moscow’s Bid for New Gas Bridgehead

    For decades, Russia’s run a virtual monopoly on supplying gas to southeast Europe. Most of that gas routed through Ukraine. But tensions over the crisis there has made the supply route unreliable. Moscow has turned off the taps three times over the past decade. The latest threat to Europe’s supplies has been averted – after...

    Beware the Malaise
    Mar06

    Beware the Malaise

    To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy, all unhappy people are unhappy in their own way. And their unhappiness does not necessarily mean they have the will or the wherewithal to pursue regime change. But there’s a worrying trend that threatens to roil nations on the brink of instability. The recent drop in oil prices has led to cuts in domestic spending...

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Requests More Balanced Diet From Russian Jailers
    Mar06

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Requests More Balanced Diet From Russian Jailers

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin said on March 6 his client was asking to be given fruit juice and vegetable and fruit puree by her Russian jailers rather than broth, which was her initial request after breaking her fast the previous day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request for turbulent eastern region
    Mar06

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request for turbulent eastern region

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine says it is pulling back rocket launchers from front line in accordance with ceasefire agreement
    Mar06

    Ukraine says it is pulling back rocket launchers from front line in accordance with ceasefire agreement

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord. Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the Uragan launchers were being pulled back by 35 kilometres from the line of contact....

    Ukraine Conflict Tops Agenda Of EU Meeting In Riga
    Mar06

    Ukraine Conflict Tops Agenda Of EU Meeting In Riga

    The two-day talks start on March 6 amid heightened tension over Moscow’s support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and the implementation of a fragile cease-fire agreement between Ukrainian government forces and the rebels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request
    Mar06

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief says Ukraine still hasn’t submitted a formal request for a U.N. peacekeeping force to be stationed… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Economy Is Worse Than It Looks
    Mar06

    Ukraine’s Economy Is Worse Than It Looks

    The Ukrainian National Bank and government are driving more of the country’s economy into the shadow sector to make the hryvna’s exchange rate palatable to the IMF. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Pays Russia For Gas Supplies Through Mid-March
    Mar06

    Ukraine Pays Russia For Gas Supplies Through Mid-March

    Russian gas giant Gazprom said on March 6 it had received a pre-payment for gas from Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz ensuring supplies to Ukraine through mid-March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian officer imprisoned in Russia is ready to end 3-month hunger strike, her lawyers say
    Mar06

    Ukrainian officer imprisoned in Russia is ready to end 3-month hunger strike, her lawyers say

    Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she’s ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she’s offered a balanced diet. …read more Source: FOX...