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    Ukraine will hold a referendum on joining NATO once it has met certain criteria for membership
    Nov26

    Ukraine will hold a referendum on joining NATO once it has met certain criteria for membership

    At a joint news conference with Lithuania’s president, Mr Poroshenko said he had “worked out the criteria”, but gave no further details. Last week, a Kremlin official called for “a 100% guarantee” that Ukraine would not think about joining NATO. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government
    Nov26

    Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government

    The U.S. and other Western governments are criticizing Kiev’s tardiness in putting together a government following October elections – with suspicions that the delay is due to rivalry between Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk over control of key portfolios. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Critics: UN Resolution on Nazism Too Restrictive on Rights
    Nov26

    Critics: UN Resolution on Nazism Too Restrictive on Rights

    As Russia continues to deny military involvement in Ukraine, it appeared to be fighting an image war last week at the United Nations – in what has become an annual exercise in condemning Nazism and racism. For about a decade, the U.N. General Assembly committee that deals with human rights has voted each year on a Russian-drafted resolution...

    Conspiracy Or Cock-Up In Ukraine?
    Nov25

    Conspiracy Or Cock-Up In Ukraine?

    This is what former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kiev, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the crisis. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russian Envoy: Ferguson Shows Racial Discrimination In U.S.
    Nov25

    Russian Envoy: Ferguson Shows Racial Discrimination In U.S.

    MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official...

    Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy
    Nov25

    Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

    A woman stands at an ATM that doesn’t work outside a Ukrainian bank in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Money is running short in the rebel heartland since the government anno… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Cash Cut to Ukraine Rebel Areas in Risky Strategy
    Nov25

    Cash Cut to Ukraine Rebel Areas in Risky Strategy

    DONETSK, Ukraine—For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance. Money is running short in the rebel heartland since the government announced this month that it will suspend banking services as it piles on the pressure. Almost all ATMs have stopped...

    Russia Warned Off Ukraine NATO Considerations
    Nov25

    Russia Warned Off Ukraine NATO Considerations

    The Czech and Lithuanian foreign ministers said Tuesday that neither Russia nor any other foreign power can be allowed to dictate that Ukraine stay out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Blair Urges Cooperation With Putin
    Nov25

    Blair Urges Cooperation With Putin

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the West must work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Islamist extremism and other sources of conflict in the Middle East—even as it takes a strong line with Moscow over its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict
    Nov25

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict

    France has put on hold a controversial deal to supply Russia with two high-tech amphibious assault ships following international concern over Moscow’s military involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...