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    Ukraine Hyperinflates
    Feb27

    Ukraine Hyperinflates

    Since the New Year, Ukraine’s currency — the hryvnia — has collapsed, losing 51 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar. To put this rout into perspective, consider that the Russian ruble has only lost 8 percent against the greenback during the same period. Like night follows day, the hryvnia’s meltdown has resulted...

    Let Slip the Bureaucrats of War
    Feb27

    Let Slip the Bureaucrats of War

    The people arguably doing the most to clip Russian president Vladimir Putin’s wings and neuter Russia’s ability to effectively wield its energy weapon are a bevy of largely bland and anonymous European bureaucrats. While the European Union has never become a traditional, hard-power geopolitical player, it has deployed what gear it has...

    Russian Diplomat Slams ‘Destructive’ U.S. Stance
    Feb27

    Russian Diplomat Slams ‘Destructive’ U.S. Stance

    A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official has accused the United States of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Peace In Ukraine Must Be Seen To Be Believed
    Feb27

    Why Peace In Ukraine Must Be Seen To Be Believed

    Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story’s basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. After months of fighting that left more than 5,000 people dead, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agreed on...

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance
    Feb27

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal “painful” counterblows. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Secretary of State John Kerry breached “diplomatic ethics” when he told U.S. lawmakers earlier this...

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance
    Feb27

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal “painful” counterblows. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Secretary of State John Kerry breached “diplomatic ethics” when he...

    Inside Village Shattered by Shelling
    Feb27

    Inside Village Shattered by Shelling

    The Ukrainian army is using the current truce to “rearm and re-group”, says the BBC’s Paul Wood from the village of Peski, near Donetsk airport. …read more Source: The Boston...

    8 Spaniards arrested for fighting with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    8 Spaniards arrested for fighting with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Let this be a lesson to anyone looking to join an insurgency abroad: Don’t post photos of yourselves posing with military equipment on social media when you return home. That’s how police identified eight suspects who they say fought alongside Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. See also:...

    OSCE Says Ukraine At ‘Crossroads’ Of War And Peace
    Feb27

    OSCE Says Ukraine At ‘Crossroads’ Of War And Peace

    An OSCE official has warned against “further escalation of the conflict” in eastern Ukraine despite encouraging signs of a cease-fire taking hold between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Volunteer Fighters Defending Mariupol
    Feb27

    The Volunteer Fighters Defending Mariupol

    The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion. …read more Source: The Boston...