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    News Analysis: The Plot To Seize Crimea
    Mar11

    News Analysis: The Plot To Seize Crimea

    A year after the whirlwind events that led to Russia’s March 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea, new revelations appear to show that the plan was a long time in the works. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine expects $5B loan from IMF in ‘coming days’ as economy struggles to stay afloat
    Mar11

    Ukraine expects $5B loan from IMF in ‘coming days’ as economy struggles to stay afloat

    Ukraine’s finance minister says the country is expecting to receive $5 billion in credit from the International Monetary Fund in the coming days — the first in a sought-for series of bailout loans the government hopes will keep Ukraine from an economic meltdown. …read more Source: FOX...

    Expert: Putin is engaged in ‘an existential struggle’ with the West
    Mar11

    Expert: Putin is engaged in ‘an existential struggle’ with the West

    Vladimir Putin sees Russia and the West as being locked in “an existential struggle,” reports USNI News, citing an expert at a Heritage Foundation event on Tuesday. Eugene Rumer, the director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Russia and Eurasia Program, told the audience at the event that the rising tensions...

    Ukraine Expects $5B Loan From IMF in ‘Coming Days’
    Mar11

    Ukraine Expects $5B Loan From IMF in ‘Coming Days’

    Ukraine expects $5B loan from IMF in ‘coming days’ as economy struggles to stay afloat …read more Source: ABC...

    Is A Savchenko Deal In The Offing?
    Mar11

    Is A Savchenko Deal In The Offing?

    A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot jailed in Russia for her alleged role in the death of two journalists, says he has video evidence proving his client is innocent. The latest claim comes amid a flurry of diplomacy aimed at her release — and her own decision to give up a hunger strike after 83 days. …read more Source:...

    U.S. sending small drones and armored Humvees to Ukraine
    Mar11

    U.S. sending small drones and armored Humvees to Ukraine

    $75 million in non-lethal aid comes as Washington unveils more sanctions related to Russia-Ukraine conflict …read more Source:...

    Ukraine expects $5B loan from IMF in ‘coming days’
    Mar11

    Ukraine expects $5B loan from IMF in ‘coming days’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s finance minister says the country is expecting to receive $5 billion in credit from the International Monetary Fund in the coming days— the first in a sought-for series of bailout loans the government hopes will keep Ukraine from an economic meltdown. The office of Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said...

    US to send Ukraine small drones, armored Humvees
    Mar11

    US to send Ukraine small drones, armored Humvees

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Vice President Joe Biden is telling the Ukraine president that the U.S. will send more aid to the country. That will include small drones and armored Humvees.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Merkel Declines Putin’s Invite to WWII Victory Parade
    Mar11

    Merkel Declines Putin’s Invite to WWII Victory Parade

    BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declined an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a military parade in Moscow marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis, officials said Wednesday, citing tensions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Merkel’s spokesman said the German leader instead proposed...

    Ukrainians Want To Stay Together
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Want To Stay Together

    A new poll done by the University of Maryland and the U.S. Institute of Peace has found that after a year of grinding conflict and a cratering economy, Ukrainians strongly oppose their country being divided. The USIP website has a write-up of the event where the findings were presented: Even in the country’s East, two-thirds favor a united...