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    Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status
    Dec24

    Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian deputy defense minister says NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status. Ukraine’s parliament abandoned the nonaligned position Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO, in defiance of Russia’s protests. The move doesn’t guarantee that Ukraine will apply to join the...

    Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status
    Dec24

    Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian deputy defense minister says NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine, Rebels Set for Fresh Peace Talks​
    Dec24

    Ukraine, Rebels Set for Fresh Peace Talks​

    Ukraine’s government is set to meet with pro-Russian rebels Wednesday for a fresh round of talks aimed at ending the separatist war in the east. The talks in Belarus will include representatives from Ukraine, the eastern rebels, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). A representative of the OSCE, which...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Due In Minsk
    Dec24

    Ukraine Peace Talks Due In Minsk

    Peace talks aimed at ending the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists are due to resume on December 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Ukraine set for peace talks after Kiev step towards NATO
    Dec24

    Russia, Ukraine set for peace talks after Kiev step towards NATO

    Kiev (AFP) – Fragile peace talks aimed at ending the separatist war between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels are due to resume Wednesday, a day after Kiev angered Moscow by taking a historic step towards NATO.The talks in the Belarussian capital Minsk are expected to bring together envoys from Ukraine, Russia, pro-Moscow separatists and the...

    Lieberman: Netanyahu’s Status Quo Approach Has Failed – Israel Needs A Peace Deal
    Dec24

    Lieberman: Netanyahu’s Status Quo Approach Has Failed – Israel Needs A Peace Deal

    In closed-door meeting, FM warns that Israel will face a diplomatic tsunami unless it takes the initiative and pursues a regional peace agreement; cites effect of EU sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Joining NATO
    Dec24

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Joining NATO

    MOSCOW — With a Russian-backed separatist insurgency still gripping eastern Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to take steps toward joining NATO. It was a pointed rebuke to Russia that immediately drew an angry response. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine Abandons Nonaligned Status
    Dec24

    Ukraine Abandons Nonaligned Status

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament dropped the nation’s nonaligned status Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO in defiance of the Kremlin’s wishes. Russia, meanwhile, finalized a new economic alliance with other former Soviet nations it had vainly hoped Ukraine would join. The parallel moves reflected new...

    Ukraine Pays Second Tranche Of Gas Debt To Russia
    Dec24

    Ukraine Pays Second Tranche Of Gas Debt To Russia

    Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz says it has transferred $1.65 billion to Russia’s Gazprom, the second tranche of a debt repayment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada Under Pressure to Strengthen Ukraine Crisis Response
    Dec24

    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. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...