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    Former Russian Prime Minister: Sanctions on Russia Working
    Nov27

    Former Russian Prime Minister: Sanctions on Russia Working

    OTTAWA, Canada—Western sanctions on Russia may be having an effect. Mikhail Kasyanov, former Russian Prime Minister and an open critic of Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin, said that western countries should continue to target Putin’s inner circle as punishment for Russia annexing the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in March....

    Ukraine’s government hasn’t asked for lethal military gear, claims Defence Minister Nicholson…Really?
    Nov27

    Ukraine’s government hasn’t asked for lethal military gear, claims Defence Minister Nicholson…Really?

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch One of the interesting aspects that came out of a recent article by Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press is that the Ukraine doesn’t want lethal aid from Canada. This claim is being made by the Conservative government. As those who will have read Murray’s article will know, Canada plans to send the...

    NATO Wrestles With New Fast-Reaction Force Prompted By Ukraine Crisis
    Nov27

    NATO Wrestles With New Fast-Reaction Force Prompted By Ukraine Crisis

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s planned new fast-reaction force, centerpiece of its response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say. NATO leaders meeting in Wales in September agreed on a new “spearhead”...

    Sanctions Hitting Russian Oil Firms
    Nov27

    Sanctions Hitting Russian Oil Firms

    Opec’s meeting in Vienna is being closely watched in Russia, which depends heavily on oil exports but is being hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    EU Adds 13 Ukrainians, 5 Groups to Sanctions List
    Nov27

    EU Adds 13 Ukrainians, 5 Groups to Sanctions List

    The European Union on Thursday added five separatist groups and 13 Ukrainians to the bloc’s sanctions list for their roles in elections this month in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, diplomats said. The action taken by the 28 EU ambassadors “responds to the separatist vote which undermined … the implementation of the Minsk...

    Crimean Tatars Cry Foul Following Latest Arrest
    Nov27

    Crimean Tatars Cry Foul Following Latest Arrest

    Crimean Tatars are denouncing a sweeping crackdown on their community following the detention of a fourth man over clashes with police earlier this year. Crimean Tatar leaders have opposed the annexation of their peninsula by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Ukrainians Oppose Federalization While Russians Support Kremlin
    Nov27

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Ukrainians Oppose Federalization While Russians Support Kremlin

    Authorities in Kiev said Thursday a federal state is not an option, just as opinion polls in Russia indicated most citizens believe Kremlin statements Russia is not involved in the Ukraine conflict — but would support the decision if it did happen. The news comes on the same day Ukraine’s lawmakers voted to keep pro-Western Prime...

    East Or West? Divided Moldova’s Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire
    Nov27

    East Or West? Divided Moldova’s Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire

    On November 30, voters will weigh in on the European-integration path Moldova has followed actively since 2009. But the country is deeply divided, and forces supporting closer relations with Moscow and the Russia-led customs union are making themselves heard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite Cease-Fire, Ukraine Conflict Grinds On, With Deaths Mounting
    Nov27

    Despite Cease-Fire, Ukraine Conflict Grinds On, With Deaths Mounting

    The Ukrainian military says it has recorded 3,412 rebel cease-fire violations, while separatists accuse Ukraine of shelling the eastern city of Donetsk. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine President Calls OnParliament to Fight Corruption
    Nov27

    Ukraine President Calls OnParliament to Fight Corruption

    MOSCOW—Ukraine’s president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down. Petro Poroshenko said a successful reform program would enable Ukraine to consider applying for European Union membership within...