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    Ukraine Separatists Vow to Take More Territory
    Jan23

    Ukraine Separatists Vow to Take More Territory

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president vowed Sunday to reassert government control over eastern regions as the army unleashed a counter-offensive against Russian-backed separatist fighters vying for command over the airport in the city of Donetsk. The separatist stronghold was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire over the...

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A rebel leader said they will continue to fight and won’t join further peace talks — but left unclear whether they would respect this week’s agreement to pull back heavy weapons from...

    Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin
    Jan23

    Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin

    Russia has for the past year been sliding into recession amid a slump in its energy export prices as well as Western sanctions against Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine that has claimed more than 5,000 lives. Shuvalov’s comments triggered pithy remarks on Russia social media including an opposition activist who posted photos of...

    Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin, top official says
    Jan23

    Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin, top official says

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s support. Russia has for the past year been sliding into recession amid a slump in its energy export prices as...

    Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin
    Jan23

    Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s support. Russia has for the past year been sliding into recession amid a slump...

    Ukraine’s long, cold winter: Rising prices, escalating violence and Putin
    Jan23

    Ukraine’s long, cold winter: Rising prices, escalating violence and Putin

    Oleksandr GavrylyukKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 23 (UPI) — For the outside world looking in, the conflict in Ukraine is about big picture issues: energy markets, the economy and fear of aggression from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: United Press...

    Signs Emerge of Major Ukraine Rebel Offensive Looming
    Jan23

    Signs Emerge of Major Ukraine Rebel Offensive Looming

    DONETSK, Ukraine— Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A rebel leader said they will continue to fight and won’t join further peace talks — but left unclear whether they would respect this week’s agreement to pull back heavy weapons from the...

    Signs emerge of looming rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of looming rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine

    Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russian economy in bad shape, minister says
    Jan23

    Russian economy in bad shape, minister says

    Daniel J. GraeberDAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Russian economic woes predate the steady decline in oil prices and sanctions triggered by crises in Ukraine, a Russian minister said Friday from Switzerland. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz
    Jan23

    Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz

    (JTA) — Moscow condemned as “sacrilegious” the Polish foreign minister’s suggestion that Ukrainians, not Russians, liberated Auschwitz. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in an interview Wednesday with Polskie Radio, addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s absence from a ceremony scheduled to take place at the...