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    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians
    Jan21

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. AP reporters saw the bodies of two people who were killed while waiting for a bus in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. Separatist authorities said another person died from an...

    News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 21
    Jan21

    News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 21

    Trust in institutions has fallen to levels not seen since the financial crisis, after a year that produced the twin Malaysia Airlines disasters and the conflict in Ukraine, a global survey found Tuesday. Nuke worker death: A worker at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing...

    Top US Commander Goes To Ukraine For Talks As East Ukraine War With Pro-Russia Rebels Heats Up
    Jan21

    Top US Commander Goes To Ukraine For Talks As East Ukraine War With Pro-Russia Rebels Heats Up

    A top U.S. commander will meet Ukrainian officials this week to discuss the military relationship between the two countries. The trip comes amid increased fighting in East Ukraine, as pro-Russian rebels, possibly with the help of Russian troops, and Ukraine’s military contest the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. …read more Source:...

    Russian invasion of Ukraine no surprise to Baltic neighbours, Lithuanian minister says
    Jan21

    Russian invasion of Ukraine no surprise to Baltic neighbours, Lithuanian minister says

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine might have been a surprise to the West. For the countries that border Ukraine, it was anything but. “I hear people saying that what happened, and is still happening in Ukraine, was completely unexpected and unpredictable, that it was a kind of wake up call,” Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas told a...

    Diplomatica
    Jan21

    Diplomatica

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine might have been a surprise to the West. For the countries that border Ukraine, it was anything but. “I hear people saying that what happened, and is still happening in Ukraine, was completely unexpected and unpredictable, that it was a kind of wake up call,” Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas told a...

    ‘Russian forces’ attack Ukraine troops in separatist east
    Jan21

    ‘Russian forces’ attack Ukraine troops in separatist east

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of attacking its soldiers after crossing over into the ex-Soviet state’s war-wrecked separatist east in violation of a September truce deal.The charges — met with initial silence by Moscow — should add further tensions to difficult talks in Berlin on Wednesday aimed at...

    Ukrainian grandmother, 67, trains to kill Russians (VIDEO)
    Jan21

    Ukrainian grandmother, 67, trains to kill Russians (VIDEO)

    Kateryna Bilyk, 68, is locked, loaded and ready for action as pro-Ukraine rebels are fighting Russian separatists in a bloody conflict. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Icy Faces: Eastern Orthodox Christians Take Chilly Epiphany Plunge
    Jan21

    Icy Faces: Eastern Orthodox Christians Take Chilly Epiphany Plunge

    Eastern Orthodox Christians took an icy plunge on Sunday to mark the Epiphany feast. Thousands of faithful Orthodox Christians in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries shed their clothes and armed themselves with bravery before diving into icy rivers and ponds to participate in the ancient cleansing tradition, RT reports. The ritual commemorates...

    Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe
    Jan21

    Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the United States understandably focused on Islamist threats to the civilized world, Russia’s Vladimir Putin continues to whittle away at the post-Cold War architecture of global relations by ignoring his commitment to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and boosting support for Russian-backed rebels. …read more...

    U.S. Loses by Treating Russia as an Enemy
    Jan21

    U.S. Loses by Treating Russia as an Enemy

    Congress long ago learned that public scrutiny makes it harder to pass bad bills. So in December, in the midst of negotiations to avoid another government shutdown, both houses of Congress rushed through new sanctions against Russia as part of the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.” Indeed, the House version, H.R. 5859,...