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    Russia Unveils Controversial Yalta Monument Featuring Stalin
    Feb05

    Russia Unveils Controversial Yalta Monument Featuring Stalin

    Russia has unveiled a controversial monument to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Britain’s Winston Churchill, and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the annexed region of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    After Hefty Currency Fall, Ukraine Raises Key Interest Rate
    Feb05

    After Hefty Currency Fall, Ukraine Raises Key Interest Rate

    KIEV, Ukraine— Following a massive fall in its currency that has stoked inflationary pressures, Ukraine has raised a key interest rate by a massive 5.5 percentage points. The National Bank of Ukraine said in a statement on Thursday that the refinancing rate has been raised from 14 to 19.5 percent in a bid to “provide a stable and controllable...

    US Envoy Kerry Urges Russia to Back Peace in Ukraine
    Feb05

    US Envoy Kerry Urges Russia to Back Peace in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine— In a new push for peace in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France and Germany announced Thursday they were heading to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal military aid, something many European nations oppose. The flurry of...

    What Germany Owes Ukraine
    Feb05

    What Germany Owes Ukraine

    In a state visit to Hungary on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated what has become her mantra ever since Russian tanks, men, and materiel began pouring over the border into Ukraine last spring. “I am convinced that this conflict cannot be solved militarily,” the Queen of Europe, now entering her 10th year as the most powerful...

    Putin, Merkel, Hollande Plan ‘Constructive’ Ukraine Talks
    Feb05

    Putin, Merkel, Hollande Plan ‘Constructive’ Ukraine Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is prepared to move forward with Friday’s scheduled talks on the Ukraine crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, his senior foreign policy advisor said on Thursday, according to Reuters. …read more Source: International Business...

    Hagel Won’t Say If Failure to Arm Ukraine Invites Russia Aggression but It’s ‘A Fair Question’
    Feb05

    Hagel Won’t Say If Failure to Arm Ukraine Invites Russia Aggression but It’s ‘A Fair Question’

    …read more Source: The Washington Free...

    U.S. envoy John Kerry urges Russia to commit to Ukraine peace
    Feb05

    U.S. envoy John Kerry urges Russia to commit to Ukraine peace

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, standing with Ukraine’s president after their talks in Kiev, has urged Russia to show its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    U.S and Europe Make New Bid to Stop War in Ukraine
    Feb05

    U.S and Europe Make New Bid to Stop War in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — In a new push for peace in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France and Germany announced Thursday they were heading to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal military aid, something many European nations oppose. The flurry of...

    European Leaders Push New Peace Plan For Ukraine
    Feb05

    European Leaders Push New Peace Plan For Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a new push for peace in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France and Germany announced Thursday they were heading to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal military aid, something many European nations oppose. The...

    Putin just invited the new Greek prime minister to Moscow
    Feb05

    Putin just invited the new Greek prime minister to Moscow

    Relations between Russia and the new government in Greece continue to warm. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Russia, reports Vedomosti. “The president invited Tsipras to visit Russia at a convenient time. They discussed international issues, Ukraine and the situation...