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    Putin’s Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia’s Elites
    Dec05

    Putin’s Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia’s Elites

    Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday looked at first like a flashback to the not-so-distant past. It was held in St. George’s Hall, the same ornate room in the Kremlin where the Russian President announced his decision in March to annex the region of Crimea. The same honor guard opened the gilded doors when it came...

    Why are zombies lurking outside Ukraine broadcasting agency?
    Dec05

    Why are zombies lurking outside Ukraine broadcasting agency?

    Ukraine appears to be in the throes of a media crisis, not just with Russia but within its own borders. …read more Source: USA...

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine
    Dec05

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine

    Kerry says Moscow could rebuild relations with the West just by easing tensions in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Inside China: Money dispute with Kiev threatens future Chinese arms buys
    Dec05

    Inside China: Money dispute with Kiev threatens future Chinese arms buys

    China is colluding with Russia to avoid paying $14 million to the Ukrainian government for a second Zubr-class amphibious landing hovercraft — or air-cushioned landing craft — that was delivered by Kiev to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in early March. The delivery came days before the Russian annexation of … …read more...

    Putin stresses foreign policy and economic goals in speech
    Dec05

    Putin stresses foreign policy and economic goals in speech

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had endured a “difficult year,” but he pledged that the country would pursue its independent foreign policy and economic objectives despite dogged Western efforts to weaken it. Putin used his annual state of the nation speech both to reaffirm the Kremlin’s intention to restore...

    Three Ways America Should Respond to the Ukraine Crisis
    Dec05

    Three Ways America Should Respond to the Ukraine Crisis

    With thousands of regular Russian troops in Ukraine and tens of thousands massed on the border, the danger of further Kremlin aggression in Ukraine is high. America must work urgently with its European allies to find a stronger and more effective response to deter this threat. Based on strategic analysis and long diplomatic experience, we offer...

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has ordered a new cease-fire next week, as part of a push to end months of fighting with pro-Russian rebels near the Russian border. Thursday’s announcement said Ukraine troops will observe a day of silence Tuesday to usher in the truce. Russian and Western media quote rebel leaders as saying they...

    Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways
    Dec05

    Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways

    Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea on December 4 by invoking Kievan Rus leader Vladimir the Great, who is said to have been baptized on the peninsula in the 10th century and converted the medieval Slavic state to Orthodox Christianity. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nuclear failure was the last thing Ukraine needed
    Dec05

    Nuclear failure was the last thing Ukraine needed

    An accident at a nuclear facility in Ukraine underscored the country’s lack of energy security, said experts and stakeholders. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover
    Dec05

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover

    Alexander Khodakovskiy, commander of the Vostok battalion, a rebel unit, speaks in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko) …read more Source: The Bismarck...