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    Even among the sordid histories of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is particularly tragic
    Nov24

    Even among the sordid histories of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is particularly tragic

    In just the 20th century, it was starved by Stalin, decimated by Hitler, subjected to seventy years of incompetent Soviet rule, looted by its own government and, most recently, invaded by Putin. Ukraine’s situation today remains desperate. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Lithuania Protests Russian Blockade at Border
    Nov24

    Lithuania Protests Russian Blockade at Border

    The ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania accused Moscow on Monday of blocking its vehicles and goods at the Russian border, and summoned its ambassador to protest. “The drivers report that all traffic from Lithuania was blocked as of this morning,” said Algimantas Kondrusevicius, president of the Lithuanian truckers’ association...

    Ukraine Pledges to Form New Government Following Pressure From West
    Nov24

    Ukraine Pledges to Form New Government Following Pressure From West

    Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance. The U.S. and other Western governments are criticizing Kiev’s tardiness in putting together a...

    Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region
    Nov24

    Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

    MOSCOW — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.The move drew outrage and cries of “annexation” in Georgia and sent a chill through those in Abkhazia who fear that wealthy...

    Fisher: Barack Obama alienates friends at a time when his country needs them the most
    Nov24

    Fisher: Barack Obama alienates friends at a time when his country needs them the most

    CANBERRA, Australia — There are ominous parallels in how U.S. President Barack Obama deliberately humiliated Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott last weekend, publicly accusing him of being a laggard on climate change, and how the American leader has kept Prime Minister Stephen Harper waiting at the altar for several years by withholding...

    Patriotic Photo
    Nov24

    Patriotic Photo

    Patriotic Photo …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    World War 3: Russia Accuses West of Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Moscow
    Nov24

    World War 3: Russia Accuses West of Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Moscow

    Russia has accused the West of trying to uproot the current regime in Moscow, which prompted comparisons to the Cold War era. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this weekend: “As for the concept behind the use of coercive measures, the West is making it clear it does not want to try to change the policy of the Russian Federation … they...

    Putin Strengthens Ties with Georgia Breakaway Region
    Nov24

    Putin Strengthens Ties with Georgia Breakaway Region

    President Vladimir Putin signed a “strategic partnership” agreement with Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory. Russia and Georgia fought a war in 2008 over Abkhazia and a twin region of South Ossetia, provoking the worst crisis between Moscow and the West...

    Russia Suspends Coal Supplies to Ukraine
    Nov24

    Russia Suspends Coal Supplies to Ukraine

    Ukraine’s energy minister said on Monday Russia had suspended coal supplies to Ukraine, a blow to domestic energy suppliers who are struggling with a severe lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east. On November 12 Prodan said Ukraine would have to rely on Russian coal to get through the winter...

    Forces loyal to Kiev are digging in to withstand an anticipated onslaught from separatist rebels
    Nov24

    Forces loyal to Kiev are digging in to withstand an anticipated onslaught from separatist rebels

    The earth from the trenches is freshly dug and the concrete of the newly-installed pillbox blemishless. The metal cage that protects it from rocket-propelled grenades is already covered in a thick layer of ice. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...