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    Kerry, Saying Russians Died in Ukraine, Urges Moscow to Carry Out Peace Accord
    Dec04

    Kerry, Saying Russians Died in Ukraine, Urges Moscow to Carry Out Peace Accord

    Russia has steadfastly refused to acknowledge that it has ordered its own forces into Ukraine or that its military has suffered significant casualties there. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin insists Crimea is historically part of Russia
    Dec04

    Putin insists Crimea is historically part of Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea last March and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now and forever.” …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Vladimir Putin state of the union defends aggression in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin state of the union defends aggression in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, saying the actions are necessary for his country’s survival. …read more Source:...

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine
    Dec04

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the West “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting with Kiev forces. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin: Crimea Is Russia’s Jerusalem
    Dec04

    Putin: Crimea Is Russia’s Jerusalem

    Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Crimea had a sacred meaning for Russia, like the Temple Mount in Jerusalem for Jews and Muslims, during his state of the nation speech on December 4. Putin also said Western sanctions were a response to Russia’s growing strength, not it’s stance on the Ukraine crisis. (Reuters)...

    Russia’s Fifth Column
    Dec04

    Russia’s Fifth Column

    Once a year, beneath the neo-Gothic spires of the Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russian diplomats from around the world gather to receive their President’s orders. The summit this year took place in July, a few months after Russia had invaded and annexed the Ukrainian region of Crimea. The address from President Vladimir Putin laid...

    Russia’s Putin Defends Annexation of Crimea
    Dec04

    Russia’s Putin Defends Annexation of Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his country’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and accused the West of using the Ukraine crisis as a pretext to impose sanctions on Moscow. Delivering his annual state of the union speech Thursday, Putin referred to Crimea as Russia’s spiritual ground. On the subject of...

    Rouble Falls As Putin Warns of Russia’s Enemies in Keynote Speech
    Dec04

    Rouble Falls As Putin Warns of Russia’s Enemies in Keynote Speech

    President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for growing strong, in an annual state of the union speech that seemed to outdo even his own recent strident nationalism. The Kremlin leader trumpeted his annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, praised the...

    US Calls on Russia to Calm Turbulence in Ukraine
    Dec04

    US Calls on Russia to Calm Turbulence in Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could rebuild its relations with the West if it simply helps calm the violence on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting with Kiev forces. Kerry was at a meeting Thursday of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which includes...

    Watchdog Says World Internet Freedom In Decline
    Dec04

    Watchdog Says World Internet Freedom In Decline

    A U.S.-based rights watchdog says Internet freedom around the world has deteriorated for the fourth consecutive year, with the steepest declines in Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...