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    Fleeing War and a Crumbling Economy, Ukrainians Flock to Europe
    Dec04

    Fleeing War and a Crumbling Economy, Ukrainians Flock to Europe

    Andriy left his home town in western Ukraine earlier this year on a journey that brought him through the hands of shady traders in Poland to one of the world’s booming markets for illegal immigrants – London. Fleeing the strife of war with Russian-backed fighters and a shattered economy, Andriy is following a path similar to one taken...

    Putin says West uses sanctions to undermine Russia
    Dec04

    Putin says West uses sanctions to undermine Russia

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the West had used the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea as a pretext to slap sanctions against Russia.”Every time someone believes Russia has become too strong, independent, these instruments get applied immediately,” Putin said in his state of the nation...

    Putin defends Russia’s foreign policy
    Dec04

    Putin defends Russia’s foreign policy

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, saying the actions are necessary for his country’s survival. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March and was later accused of supplying pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with ammunition and manpower. Putin...

    Zombies hit Ukraine broadcasting agency
    Dec04

    Zombies hit Ukraine broadcasting agency

    Mary PapenfussKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 4 (UPI) — Ukraine’s government broadcasting agency had a problem on its hands Wednesday: Zombies. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin: West guilty of ‘pure cynicism’ over Ukraine
    Dec04

    Putin: West guilty of ‘pure cynicism’ over Ukraine

    The Russian President accused the Western powers of “pure cynicism” in Ukraine in a key speech to his country Thursday, as its economy worsens. …read more Source:...

    Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets
    Dec04

    Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets

    Przemysl (Poland) (AFP) – Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones.She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky.What is known is the man...

    70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military
    Dec04

    70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukraine military reported Thursday more than 70 rebel attacks on its positions in the past 24 hours.The attacks took place across several parts of the frontline in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said, including in Lugansk and the airport in Donetsk, where the two sides have this week tried to put ceasefires in place....

    Chechen police killed by militants during gun battle in Grozny
    Dec04

    Chechen police killed by militants during gun battle in Grozny

    KIEV, Ukraine – The streets of Grozny, the Chechen capital, were the scene of a deadly battle between local security forces and heavily armed militants early on Thursday. Chechen authorities and local media said militants traveling in several cars gunned down three traffic police at a checkpoint in Grozny before they stormed the centrally located...

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems
    Dec04

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems

    Russia’s currency, the ruble, this week fell to its lowest value in a quarter century. Oil prices also fell as finance officials changed their economic forecast for next year from slight growth to recession. Russia’s economy is taking a beating from Western sanctions over Ukraine, and foreign investment is fleeing the country. But...

    Kerry, Lavrov Expected To Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Dec04

    Kerry, Lavrov Expected To Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet on December 4 with the crisis in Ukraine expected to be among the topics up for discussion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...