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    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched
    Dec23

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched

    It seems the Harper government has left off a few key Russians from its sanctions list and questions are being asked why? As readers know, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pretty much compared Russian leader Putin’s actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler just before the Second World War. …read more Source: National...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. Although Ukraine had pursued NATO membership several years ago, it declared itself a non-bloc country after Russia-friendly Viktor Yanukovych became president in 2010....

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk

    In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. …read more Source: CTV...

    No easy solution for Vladimir Putin and Russia
    Dec23

    No easy solution for Vladimir Putin and Russia

    As economic gloom settles over Moscow, parts of the Russian capital have become Potemkin villages. The most splendid of these still prosperous looking facades is Moscow City, a shiny $14 billion forest of glass and steel skyscrapers that includes four of Europe’s five tallest buildings with the tallest building of all still under...

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to drop the country’s non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership. Russia reacted quickly to the move, calling it an “unfriendly step” that will only “add to nuisances” in ties. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had pledged to apply for Nato membership due to Russia’s support for rebels...

    Ukraine parliament takes historic step toward NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine parliament takes historic step toward NATO

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament took a historic step toward NATO membership on Tuesday by overwhelmingly voting to revoke the nation’s neutral status, which it adopted under Russian pressure in 2010.The Verkhovna Rada parliament voted 303-8 in favour of dropping the ex-Soviet state’s “non-aligned nation”...

    Apple Reopens Online Store In Russia With Massive Price Increases On iPhone 6 (AAPL)
    Dec23

    Apple Reopens Online Store In Russia With Massive Price Increases On iPhone 6 (AAPL)

    Apple has reopened its online store in Russia, after closing it last week due to instability in the ruble. But Russian consumers logging onto the reopened store have discovered that the price of the iPhone has shot up during the downtime. Computer World reports that the 16GB iPhone 6 now costs 53,990 rubles (around $991). Before the store shut,...

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response
    Dec23

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response

    The Conservative government is under pressure over its refusal to provide “lethal” military aid to Ukraine or to sanction three Russians tied to both Vladimir Putin and Canadian businesses. The government announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 additional Russian officials and nine Ukrainian separatist leaders last week in...

    Top Russian Allies Distance Themselves From Putin, Support Ukraine
    Dec23

    Top Russian Allies Distance Themselves From Putin, Support Ukraine

    Kazakhstan, one of the principal allies of Russia, renewed Monday its military cooperation with Ukraine, to which it promised vital supplies of coal, following a visit to Kiev the day before by the leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...