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    Both sides claim victory in major eastern Ukraine battle
    Jan19

    Both sides claim victory in major eastern Ukraine battle

    The fight for control of Donetsk airport, now largely in ruins, has been ferocious in the last few days, leaving only uncertainty …read more Source:...

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on
    Jan19

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on

    Grozny (Russia) (AFP) – The backlash over Charlie Hebdo rumbled on Monday after days of bloodshed in Niger, with a huge rally in Chechnya against the magazine’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans levelling threats against France. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded into the...

    Moscow Warns Kyiv As Fighting Rages, EU Steady On Sanctions
    Jan19

    Moscow Warns Kyiv As Fighting Rages, EU Steady On Sanctions

    Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations as fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine and casualties mount. In Brussels, the EU has ruled out easing sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Unstoppable Rise Of Ramzan Kadyrov
    Jan19

    The Unstoppable Rise Of Ramzan Kadyrov

    Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, who celebrated his 38th birthday on October 5, may not yet be the second-most-powerful political figure in the Russian Federation. But that is not for want of self-promotion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU won’t ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages
    Jan19

    EU won’t ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign ministers on Monday ruled out any easing of sanctions against Russia as long as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said the 28 ministers decided that the EU “will stay the course.” Denying any fraying of...

    Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops fought pitched battles Monday for control of Donetsk airport, while residential areas nearby were caught in intensive crossfire. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Deadly fighting in Donetsk: Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim airport control
    Jan19

    Deadly fighting in Donetsk: Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim airport control

    ABOVE: At least two people were killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk when shells hit a market and residential area. DONETSK, Ukraine – After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that...

    EU Not Ready to Lift Sanctions Against Russia
    Jan19

    EU Not Ready to Lift Sanctions Against Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers said on Monday there were no grounds to lift economic sanctions against Russia despite conciliatory proposals from the EU’s foreign policy chief, as violence intensified in Ukraine. Federica Mogherini had suggested in a confidential memo seen by Reuters that member states could...

    Eric Morse: Russia recruits wherever it can
    Jan19

    Eric Morse: Russia recruits wherever it can

    About a day before the Hebdo Charlie terrorism incident monopolized international attention, an odd report appeared on the BBC that Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree legalizing the employment of non-Russian citizens as “contract” (i.e, professional, not conscript) troops in the Russian armed forces. Apparently about 300 such...

    Report: Georgian MPs Support New Law To Punish Those Fighting Abroad
    Jan19

    Report: Georgian MPs Support New Law To Punish Those Fighting Abroad

    Georgian lawmakers from both the ruling coalition and the opposition have expressed their support for proposed new legislation that will make fighting in, or calling on others to fight in, illegal armed groups abroad punishable by a prison term. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...