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    Russia will only get French Mistral ships if it can reach an agreement with Kiev
    Nov29

    Russia will only get French Mistral ships if it can reach an agreement with Kiev

    France has suspended delivery of the first Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia, a move French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian personally conveyed to his Polish counterpart during a recent trip to boost relations with Warsaw, my Defense News colleague Pierre Tran reports. Here are some highlights of Pierre’s article: French...

    Ukraine faces coal shortage with rebels controlling mines
    Nov29

    Ukraine faces coal shortage with rebels controlling mines

    Kiev (AFP) – With the rich seams of coal in eastern Ukraine under rebel control and Russia cutting off supplies, the Kiev government faces the awkward prospect of turning to its enemies for help.As winter set in, the biggest fear in recent months was that Ukraine would run out of the natural gas that heats the country. A last minute deal...

    Russia calls for end to sanctions as EU targets Ukraine separatists
    Nov29

    Russia calls for end to sanctions as EU targets Ukraine separatists

    Moscow offers to lift ban on EU food imports …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU Expands Sanctions On Ukraine Separatists
    Nov29

    EU Expands Sanctions On Ukraine Separatists

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on separatist leaders who organized elections in eastern Ukraine this month, hitting individuals and organizations with asset freezes and travel bans. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Freest Website Lives in Europe
    Nov29

    Russia’s Freest Website Lives in Europe

    Moscow-based Editor in Chief Galina Timchenko was fired for ‘extremism’ after running an article on Ukraine. So she and her staff packed up shop and moved west. …read more Source: The Daily...

    National Post editorial board: Keep Ukraine warm
    Nov29

    National Post editorial board: Keep Ukraine warm

    This week, just as winter approaches, Russia suspended shipments of coal to Ukraine. Supplies had already been disrupted by Russian-backed insurgent activity in Ukraine’s eastern regions, which have fallen victim to a slow-motion Russian invasion in recent months. But the suspension of coal has taken an already acute problem and made it...

    Ukraine: EU Imposes Sanctions On Rebel Election Organizers
    Nov29

    Ukraine: EU Imposes Sanctions On Rebel Election Organizers

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has imposed sanctions on the organizers of rebel elections in eastern Ukraine this month, the bloc said on Saturday, hitting the separatists and their organizations with asset freezes and travel bans. As reported by Reuters on Thursday, EU governments decided to add 13 Ukrainian separatists and five...

    Brown Bears Return To Chornobyl
    Nov29

    Brown Bears Return To Chornobyl

    Scientists have captured what is said to be the first photographic evidence of brown bears within the Chornobyl exclusion zone in northern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimea is becoming more Russian — and less hospitable to minorities
    Nov29

    Crimea is becoming more Russian — and less hospitable to minorities

    Eight months after the Russian annexation of the region, Ukrainians and other minorities are struggling to survive, as their schools, newspapers and jobs vanish. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Watch: What Chernobyl looks like now — from a drone
    Nov28

    Watch: What Chernobyl looks like now — from a drone

    The area around Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant, site of one of the world’s most horrifying nuclear disasters, is the subject of endless fascination. Increasingly, adventurous tourists and scientists have come to the site, which was abandoned after a reactor in the Soviet facility exploded in 1986. Cloaked in both the trauma and the...