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    Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence
    Jan28

    Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko made a personal plea to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Washington threatened tougher measures Wednesday should Moscow fail to rein in separatists mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.Poroshenko’s personal letter and US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s...

    Sorry, Ukraine, You Can’t Beat Putin
    Jan28

    Sorry, Ukraine, You Can’t Beat Putin

    Sanctions may have helped restrain Russia’s incursions into Ukraine, but they can’t defeat Putin. Ukraine needs to cut a deal and not try to join NATO. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine may get ‘terrorist’ designation by EU
    Jan28

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine may get ‘terrorist’ designation by EU

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine may soon be designated “terrorists” by the European Union. EU diplomats in Brussels who are crafting new sanctions against Moscow say that the decision to affix the terrorism label to the turmoil in Donetsk and Luhansk is under “serious consideration,” Radio Free Europe Radio...

    Putin Announces Plans to Sell More Guns to Africa, Asia and Latin America
    Jan28

    Putin Announces Plans to Sell More Guns to Africa, Asia and Latin America

    Russia is planning to strengthen its presence in the arms dealing market across Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin who addressed members of the Kremlin’s commission for military cooperation with foreign states at the commission’s first annual meeting in Moscow last night. “Today, new...

    EU Draft Says Sanctions On Russia Extended To December
    Jan28

    EU Draft Says Sanctions On Russia Extended To December

    According to a draft statement by the European Union, the asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians, Russian entities, and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula will be extended until the end of 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in ‘anti-crisis’ plan
    Jan28

    Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in ‘anti-crisis’ plan

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia promised government spending cuts but more money for retirees and billions of dollars worth of support for banks as it detailed Wednesday a plan to support its economy battered by low oil prices and sanctions.The plan, published on the government’s website on Wednesday morning, foresees a 10 percent reduction in...

    Pro-Russian Forces Seize More Terrain in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Pro-Russian Forces Seize More Terrain in Ukraine

    Nearly one year after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the crisis continues to deepen between Russian and Ukrainian forces over control of eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian army withdrew last week from the badly damaged Donetsk airport, one of its few remaining strongholds in the contested eastern portion of the country. A rocket attack on...

    This Is What a Grassroots Army Looks Like
    Jan28

    This Is What a Grassroots Army Looks Like

    KYIV—It is quarter to midnight on the last night of 2014, and the mass of people pouring out of the Metro station near Sophia Square in the Ukrainian capital is so colorfully adorned it is almost unsettling. One of the more jarring aspects of Kyiv, for a first-time visitor like myself, is the strict black/gray monotony of local dress. On this...

    European Union Considers New Sanctions Against Russia Amid East Ukraine Offensive
    Jan28

    European Union Considers New Sanctions Against Russia Amid East Ukraine Offensive

    Foreign ministers for the 28 member states of the European Union will meet on Thursday to discuss additional sanctions against Russia, after pro-Russian rebels commenced a new, deadly offensive in East Ukraine. The EU has drafted a statement saying that it will add new individuals to the sanctions list and extend current sanctions by six months.,...

    Canada providing $200-million loan to Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada providing $200-million loan to Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada will provide another low-interest, $200-million loan to Ukraine to help promote economic stability. The government says the loan will come from Export Development Canada. The loan agreement includes a provision enabling Canada to audit how the money is used and requires Ukraine to provide regular reports on the spending....