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    Christmas under fire: Conditions increasingly dire for citizens of rebel-held Ukrainian town
    Jan26

    Christmas under fire: Conditions increasingly dire for citizens of rebel-held Ukrainian town

    DONETSK, Ukraine — The blasts were so powerful they nearly knocked Antonina Sumina off her feet and shattered windows on the opposite side of the apartment. But after five months living under fire, the Grad rocket strike that slammed into the courtyard of her home in Pervomaisk, 80 kilometres north-east of Donetsk, was a familiar event. Vasily...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy
    Jan26

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy

    KYIV, Ukraine — The vote by Ukraine’s parliament to drop its nonaligned status, which could pave the way for a bid to join NATO, challenges the Kremlin’s ardent desire to keep NATO from taking a giant step toward the Russian heartland. The move is likely to add difficulties to Wednesday’s round of talks aimed at resolving the...

    Russian Security Forces Raid Independent Crimean TV Station
    Jan26

    Russian Security Forces Raid Independent Crimean TV Station

    MOSCOW—Russian security forces raided independent Crimean television station ATR on Monday, seizing equipment and telling employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year, station officials said. In an emotional video posted on YouTube, deputy director Liliya Budzhurova said that armed men from Russia’s...

    News Analysis: How Syriza’s Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia
    Jan26

    News Analysis: How Syriza’s Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

    The electoral victory by Greece’s far-left Syriza party is already shaking up Europe’s financial markets, but the impact on EU foreign policy could be equally important. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.In televised comments after a meeting with students in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine’s army was at fault for the uptick in violence and...

    Russia: Sanctions over Ukraine ‘destructive’ blackmail
    Jan26

    Russia: Sanctions over Ukraine ‘destructive’ blackmail

    Russia blamed Kiev for a surge in fighting in Ukraine and warned the West against “absolutely destructive” blackmail through sanctions. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Under New Belarus Law, ‘Little Green Men’ Would Mean War
    Jan26

    Under New Belarus Law, ‘Little Green Men’ Would Mean War

    Belarus has adopted legislation under which the appearance of armed foreign forces on the country’s soil will be considered an act of aggression regardless of whether they are regular troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Security Forces Raid Crimean Tatar TV Station
    Jan26

    Security Forces Raid Crimean Tatar TV Station

    In Crimea, armed, masked security forces raided the headquarters of the only TV station on the Russian-controlled peninsula broadcasting in the Tatar language. ATR television said that Russia’s Investigative Committee, along with counter-terrorism officials, were looking for materials relating to a Tatar protest last year. Human rights...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Advance In Eastern Ukraine, Fighting Intensifies
    Jan26

    Pro-Russian Rebels Advance In Eastern Ukraine, Fighting Intensifies

    By Natalia Zinets and Denis Dyomkin KIEV/ST PETERSBURG, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month ceasefire, bringing U.S. and European threats of tighter Western financial sanctions against Moscow. Washington and Brussels...

    Who Killed Litvinenko? Perhaps Not Russia After All
    Jan26

    Who Killed Litvinenko? Perhaps Not Russia After All

    It has taken more than eight years. But finally, at 10am on Tuesday 27 January, the doors to court 73 at London’s Royal Courts of Justice will swing open; the barristers, solicitors, reporters, and a host of other interested parties will troop in, and judge Sir Robert Owen will declare the start of a public inquiry into the death of...