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    Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin
    Jan23

    Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s support. Russia has for the past year been sliding into recession amid a slump...

    Signs emerge of looming rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of looming rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine

    Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. …read more Source: CTV...

    Signs Emerge of Major Ukraine Rebel Offensive Looming
    Jan23

    Signs Emerge of Major Ukraine Rebel Offensive Looming

    DONETSK, Ukraine— Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A rebel leader said they will continue to fight and won’t join further peace talks — but left unclear whether they would respect this week’s agreement to pull back heavy weapons from the...

    Ukraine’s long, cold winter: Rising prices, escalating violence and Putin
    Jan23

    Ukraine’s long, cold winter: Rising prices, escalating violence and Putin

    Oleksandr GavrylyukKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 23 (UPI) — For the outside world looking in, the conflict in Ukraine is about big picture issues: energy markets, the economy and fear of aggression from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz
    Jan23

    Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz

    (JTA) — Moscow condemned as “sacrilegious” the Polish foreign minister’s suggestion that Ukrainians, not Russians, liberated Auschwitz. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in an interview Wednesday with Polskie Radio, addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s absence from a ceremony scheduled to take place at the...

    Russian economy in bad shape, minister says
    Jan23

    Russian economy in bad shape, minister says

    Daniel J. GraeberDAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Russian economic woes predate the steady decline in oil prices and sanctions triggered by crises in Ukraine, a Russian minister said Friday from Switzerland. …read more Source: United Press...

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

    Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Big rebel offensive feared in Ukraine as NATO warns of Russian arms
    Jan23

    Big rebel offensive feared in Ukraine as NATO warns of Russian arms

    Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko said rebel fighters will continue to fight for more territory …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Separatist: Rebels Will ‘Advance To Borders’ Of Donetsk Region
    Jan23

    Ukraine Separatist: Rebels Will ‘Advance To Borders’ Of Donetsk Region

    The leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region has said that rebel forces will seek to take over the entire province and will not initiate peace talks with government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rebels vow to conquer more territory in war-torn east
    Jan23

    Ukraine rebels vow to conquer more territory in war-torn east

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels on Friday vowed to conquer more territory in eastern Ukraine and ruled out peace talks after Kiev retreated from a long-disputed airport, casting aside Europe’s latest push for a truce.The defiant comments from Donetsk rebel chief Alexander Zakharchenko came as Ukraine renewed allegations...