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    Russian Lender VTB Warns of Hit From Ukraine Crisis
    Sep22

    Russian Lender VTB Warns of Hit From Ukraine Crisis

    Russian state-controlled lender VTB could report a $1.4 billion loss for 2014 because of the crisis in Ukraine, the bank’s chief executive said Monday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire
    Sep22

    Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said Kiev’s forces...

    Ukraine’s foreign minister calling for ‘Coalition of Freedom’
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s foreign minister calling for ‘Coalition of Freedom’

    As a result of the brazen Russian invasion of his country, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister is proposing what he calls a new “Coalition of Freedom,” to defend democracy and western values in a troubled world. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East
    Sep22

    Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East

    Ukrainian officials say they have started to pull troops from a buffer zone in the east of the country where they have been fighting pro-Russian separatists. Security and Defense Council spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko said Monday rebel attacks have diminished, allowing Kyiv to implement an agreement reached last week with the separatists to...

    America Must Make Its Underlying Intentions Toward Iran Clear
    Sep22

    America Must Make Its Underlying Intentions Toward Iran Clear

    The 5+1 nuclear negotiations will resume in November. Although this is still some time away, analysts, policy writers and diplomats have been busy working to formulate an achievable diplomatic position which will bridge the gaps left at the end of the last session. Here in the UK, we think we know what our position must be. Iran must make...

    Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project
    Sep22

    Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project

    French oil major Total said it was in talks with Chinese banks to help fund a major natural-gas project in Russia in a move to get around tightening Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia takes advantage of world’s attention being elsewhere
    Sep22

    Russia takes advantage of world’s attention being elsewhere

    Russia is pleased to keep its invasion of Ukraine off the world’s radar while ISIS, Middle East unrest, and Ebola divert attention. …read more Source: CNY...

    Russia and the West: Looking Back in Anger, and Forward With Dread
    Sep22

    Russia and the West: Looking Back in Anger, and Forward With Dread

    MOSCOW—The standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine is a relatively recent development, but it is sickeningly familiar to anyone who grew up in the Cold War decades. It is, most of all, uniquely ominous: When nuclear-armed America and Russia quarrel, peace and life as we know it are threatened the world over. The risks of errors,...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels To Conduct Another Prisoner Exchange Amid Cease-Fire
    Sep22

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels To Conduct Another Prisoner Exchange Amid Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian government and separatist rebels in the country’s east will conduct another prisoner swap Wednesday, Ria Novosti, a state-run Russian news agency reported Monday, citing the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, or DPR. The decision follows last week’s exchange of dozens of prisoners. …read more Source:...

    Rebel withdrawal ‘not as massive as we expected’: Ukraine official
    Sep22

    Rebel withdrawal ‘not as massive as we expected’: Ukraine official

    Ukrainian officials say government troops have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, as have pro-Russian rebels in the region. …read more Source: CTV...