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    Ukraine’s Military: Troops Retake Most of Donetsk Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine’s Military: Troops Retake Most of Donetsk Airport

    Ukrainian troops launched a “mass operation” overnight retaking almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine lost to separatists in recent weeks, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday. The army’s offensive at the airport brought the fighting close to the city of Donetsk itself, center of a pro-Russian separatist...

    Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east
    Jan18

    Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has vowed to reassert control over a conflict-shattered eastern region in which fighting hit a new peak of intensity over the weekend. The separatist stronghold, Donetsk, was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire Sunday as a bitter battle raged for control over the city’s...

    Russia’s Foreign Legion Of Doubt
    Jan18

    Russia’s Foreign Legion Of Doubt

    If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine leader vows to reassert control over separatist-held east as fighting hits new heights
    Jan18

    Ukraine leader vows to reassert control over separatist-held east as fighting hits new heights

    Ukraine’s president has vowed to reassert control over a conflict-shattered eastern region in which fighting hit a new peak of intensity over the weekend. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Troops Mount ‘Mass Operation’ to Retake Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine Troops Mount ‘Mass Operation’ to Retake Airport

    The army’s offensive at the airport brought the fighting close to the city of Donetsk itself, center of a pro-Russian separatist rebellion. …read more Source:...

    Confessions of a Putin Strategist
    Jan18

    Confessions of a Putin Strategist

    Officials on both sides of the Ukraine conflict agree “full-scale, continental war” is a growing possibility. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia’s Prominent Prisoners Reflect Tension With Its Neighbors
    Jan18

    Russia’s Prominent Prisoners Reflect Tension With Its Neighbors

    Russia is jailing three prominent figures from Ukraine and Estonia on what critics say are highly questionable charges. The cases also reflect the friction between Russia and its neighbors.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russian economic crisis helps save Putin’s post-Olympic dream at Sochi
    Jan18

    Russian economic crisis helps save Putin’s post-Olympic dream at Sochi

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — After the television cameras went dark on the Winter Olympic Games last year in Sochi, the areas around the resort city were in danger of becoming expensive ghost towns.President Vladimir Putin spent $50 billion on the Olympics, and had hoped his investment would leave behind a skier’s paradise in the mountainous...

    Russians keep calm and shop on in face of rising prices
    Jan18

    Russians keep calm and shop on in face of rising prices

    Moscow (AFP) – For shoppers like pensioner Tatiana Ivanovna buying their weekly groceries in a Moscow supermarket, these are increasingly tough times.Fuelled by a double whammy of a plummeting ruble and the embargoes Russia slapped on many Western products in retaliation for sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, inflation is soaring. Prices on...

    America Is In The Middle Of A New Cold War
    Jan18

    America Is In The Middle Of A New Cold War

    In this excerpt from The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War And America’s Crisis Of Leadership authors Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan argue that only a rebirth of American global leadership can combat the growing threat from the Russian-Chinese axis. It was a dramatic, even spellbinding, scene. A Russian honor guard stood at attention...