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    Ukrainian Soldiers Fire At OSCE Observers In Eastern Ukraine
    Nov20

    Ukrainian Soldiers Fire At OSCE Observers In Eastern Ukraine

    A Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) positioned in Ukraine by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reported late on Wednesday that Ukrainian soldiers had fired at an international team of observers while they were travelling east from Kurakhovo, about 19 miles west of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. According to the SMM...

    UN says killings, displacement rise in Ukraine
    Nov20

    UN says killings, displacement rise in Ukraine

    GENEVA (AP) — United Nations human rights investigators say the number of killings and people displaced by fighting in Ukraine continues to rise despite the Sept. 5 announcement of a cease-fire…. …read more Source: Associated...

    International monitors shot at in east Ukraine: OSCE  
    Nov20

    International monitors shot at in east Ukraine: OSCE  

    Kiev (AFP) – A convoy of international monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was shot at by “uniformed personnel” in east Ukraine, the organisation said Thursday. The OSCE said that a uniformed man on the back of a flat-bed cargo truck fired two shots in the direction of their vehicles as...

    Russia’s Lackluster Economy Means Putin Simply Can’t Afford a New Cold War
    Nov20

    Russia’s Lackluster Economy Means Putin Simply Can’t Afford a New Cold War

    One of the axioms of global geopolitics is that a country can project power only as far as its economic might allows. There is good reason why the United States, by far the world’s largest economy, has been the dominant force in all things political and military for the past 60 years. And we can see China now rising to superpower status on...

    Raffeisen Falls Into the Red
    Nov20

    Raffeisen Falls Into the Red

    Austrian bank Raffeisen swung to a net loss in the third quarter after making extra provisions for its exposure to Ukraine, warning that provisioning for potentially risky loans would be higher for the full year than previously expected. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Obama Nominee Says US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine
    Nov20

    Obama Nominee Says US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the number two post at the State Department says the White House should consider providing Ukraine with lethal, defensive military equipment. Testifying Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tony Blinken said that arming Ukraine’s military could force Russia to rethink...

    The limits of gunpoint diplomacy in Ukraine
    Nov20

    The limits of gunpoint diplomacy in Ukraine

    Is Russian President Vladimir Putin losing Ukraine by stoking a war to keep it? As a new military campaign appears to be getting under way in eastern Ukraine, that’s an important question. To answer it, Putin could do worse than to stop by for tea at the Makarov household in Mariupol, the region’s main port and industrial center — now...

    U.S. Official: U.S. Should Consider Lethal Aid To Kyiv
    Nov20

    U.S. Official: U.S. Should Consider Lethal Aid To Kyiv

    A senior aide to U.S. President Barack Obama has said the United States should reconsider its policy of not providing lethal aid to Ukraine, which is grappling with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia moving MiG-31 fighter jets near Ukraine border: report
    Nov20

    Russia moving MiG-31 fighter jets near Ukraine border: report

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said Friday that Russian fighter jets and radar stations are being moved near Ukraine’s eastern border. “[Russian Federation] continue to concentrate army units at the border, with radar stations and MiG-31 fighter jets,” Ukraine said via Twitter on Wednesday. The …...

    Ukrainian Forces Prepare to Defend Mariupol
    Nov20

    Ukrainian Forces Prepare to Defend Mariupol

    Shelling continues on the outskirts of Mariupol, in southeast Ukraine, as Russia-backed rebels have gradually advanced from the northeast on the strategic port city. Ukrainian troops posted at checkpoints say they are prepared to defend the city, but could use more support. While in the city center, joint patrols and “anti-violator” drills are...