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    Ukraine Goes Abroad for Government Ministers
    Dec02

    Ukraine Goes Abroad for Government Ministers

    Ukraine’s parliament appointed a pro-Western government that includes a U.S.-born finance minister to take on the job of staving off financial collapse and ending the armed conflict in the east. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Change of Leadership in Crimea Means Property Grab
    Dec02

    Change of Leadership in Crimea Means Property Grab

    YALTA, Crimea—One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover. “They forced all the employees onto the ground, sealed off the premises and halted the work of the studio,” said owner Sergei Arshinov. The studio, nestled in...

    For Ukraine! (Photo)
    Dec02

    For Ukraine! (Photo)

    For Ukraine! (Photo) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Kerry: Sanctions Haven’t Stopped Moscow but Hit Its Economy
    Dec02

    Kerry: Sanctions Haven’t Stopped Moscow but Hit Its Economy

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Western sanctions have not halted Russia’s support for separatists in Ukraine but have damaged the Russian economy, which is now projected to slide into recession next year. A senior State Department official, accompanying Kerry to a NATO meeting of foreign...

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New Government
    Dec02

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New Government

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament approved the formation of a new government Tuesday, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that ushered in a group of pro-Western parties. The new Cabinet has come together as government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces agreed on a...

    Putin’s Pipe Dreams
    Dec02

    Putin’s Pipe Dreams

    The South Stream pipeline becomes a casualty of the Ukraine crisis, and its demise shows the limits of Moscow’s energy bullying. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukrainian Rebel Leader’s Claim Of FSB Ties Omitted By Russian Media
    Dec02

    Ukrainian Rebel Leader’s Claim Of FSB Ties Omitted By Russian Media

    Russian state-run media behemoth Rossia Segodnya’s interview with a former Ukrainian separatist leader was edited to remove references to his work in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) and chaos among the rebels, his interviewer says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine just created its own version of Orwell’s ‘Ministry of Truth’
    Dec02

    Ukraine just created its own version of Orwell’s ‘Ministry of Truth’

    KIEV, Ukraine –- The Ukraine government has established a department that critics are calling the “Ministry of Truth” — borrowing a term from George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 Officially called the Ministry of Information Policy, the new office will be headed by Yuriy Stets, head of the Information Security Department of the...

    EU Ministers to Discuss Ukraine Finance Needs
    Dec02

    EU Ministers to Discuss Ukraine Finance Needs

    EU finance ministers will discuss Ukraine’s financing needs at a meeting next Tuesday as the 28-nation bloc starts to consider how much more assistance it could give Kiev under what conditions, EU diplomats said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine, separatists sign new truce to replace failed Sept. 5 accord
    Dec02

    Ukraine, separatists sign new truce to replace failed Sept. 5 accord

    After more than 1,000 combat-related deaths in eastern Ukraine since a cease-fire was declared three months ago, government forces and pro-Russia separatists have signed a new truce to take effect Friday and require withdrawal of all heavy weaponry, international monitors reported Tuesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...