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    Ukraine Rebels Dismiss Minsk Peace Deal as They Push for Territory
    Nov19

    Ukraine Rebels Dismiss Minsk Peace Deal as They Push for Territory

    The rumble of tank shelling and mortar exchanges comes in waves, startling flocks of crows. For hours there can be silence here in the center of Donetsk, only for the quiet to be shattered as clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces resume, mainly around the city’s wrecked airport and in the fiercely...

    Rebel leader to Ukraine President: Let’s duel
    Nov19

    Rebel leader to Ukraine President: Let’s duel

    After thousands of deaths and months of futile attempts to avoid more in Ukraine’s fight with pro-Russian rebels, leaders on both sides talked past each other Wednesday, with one saying direct negotiations were off the table and another suggesting that the war be settled with a duel. …read more Source:...

    The Dance of Superpowers
    Nov19

    The Dance of Superpowers

    By now, the phrase “Pacific Pivot” gives off a whiff of nostalgia. The Obama administration’s announcement of its intention three years ago to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia seems to belong to an entirely different era. It was a time when the United States had the luxury to think geopolitically: to craft long-term...

    Putin’s Message for New U.S. Envoy: Don’t Interfere
    Nov19

    Putin’s Message for New U.S. Envoy: Don’t Interfere

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin greeted the new U.S. ambassador to Russia on Wednesday with a demand for Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner and stay out of its internal affairs. The new envoy, John Tefft, said in a written statement after presenting his credentials that he wanted to strengthen...

    British Embassy In Ukraine Trolls Putin With Guide For Spotting Russian Tanks
    Nov19

    British Embassy In Ukraine Trolls Putin With Guide For Spotting Russian Tanks

    The latest foreign office to engage in the increasingly popular sport of Twitter-trolling the Kremlin is Britain’s embassy in Ukraine, which on Wednesday released a handy guide to help Russians spot their own tanks. The embassy’s official account tweeted an infographic detailing some of the features of Russia’s T-72 BM tanks,...

    Latvia Cracks Down on Russian-Speaking Teachers
    Nov19

    Latvia Cracks Down on Russian-Speaking Teachers

    As part of its push to encourage citizens to speak the country’s native tongue rather than Russian, Latvia is cracking down on teachers who are not proficient in Latvian. So far, 55 teachers have been fined in amounts ranging from $44 to $350 and 24 assistants were also fined. The Latvian State Language Center has been conducting the tests...

    Russia’s Publishing Industry is Churning Out Revisionist Histories
    Nov19

    Russia’s Publishing Industry is Churning Out Revisionist Histories

    Russia’s economy may be feeling the strain of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, but one sector at least appears to be doing OK. In bookshops across the country, a host of new titles has appeared in recent months, slamming American imperialism, debunking anti-Russian historical myths allegedly peddled b …read more Source: The New...

    Yatsenyuk Says Kyiv Won’t Talk To Moscow’s ‘Mercenaries’
    Nov19

    Yatsenyuk Says Kyiv Won’t Talk To Moscow’s ‘Mercenaries’

    Ukraine’s prime minister has rejected a Russian call for direct talks between Kyiv and pro-Russian separatists, saying his government would not to talk to Moscow’s “mercenaries.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These Mesmerizing GIFS Show Russian Artillery Being Fired In Slow Motion
    Nov19

    These Mesmerizing GIFS Show Russian Artillery Being Fired In Slow Motion

    A recent LiveLeak video shows a variety of Russian artillery weapons firing in ultimate slow motion. Many of these weapons have been used during the current war in Ukraine between Russian-back separatists and loyalists to the Ukrainian national government. We’ve highlighted some of the most astonishing segments of the video through GIFs,...

    Rebel Leader Challenges Ukrainian President to ‘End War’ in One-on-One Duel
    Nov19

    Rebel Leader Challenges Ukrainian President to ‘End War’ in One-on-One Duel

    The head of east Ukraine’s separatist People’s Republic of Luhansk (LNR) has challenged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to a duel to bring a decisive end to the conflict between government loyal forces and pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s east. “Let’s follow the example of the ancient Slav and Cossack chieftains and...