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    Biden to hold ‘extensive’ discussions with Ukraine leaders in Kiev
    Nov19

    Biden to hold ‘extensive’ discussions with Ukraine leaders in Kiev

    JC FinleyWASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Ukraine later this week as part of a multi-leg trip. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia blasts Ukraine for payment freeze
    Nov19

    Russia blasts Ukraine for payment freeze

    Dozens of armored trucks, artillery and other heavy weaponry were seen moving around rebel-held areas in the past weeks, fueling fears of the resumption of the hostilities there. Fearing an imminent escalation in hostilities, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko earlier this month announced a deployment of additional troops to the east to defend...

    Russia blasts Ukraine for payment freeze
    Nov19

    Russia blasts Ukraine for payment freeze

    Russia’s foreign policy chief on Wednesday claimed that Ukraine’s decision to freeze budget payments to the eastern rebel-held territories could be a precursor to a military onslaught. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Putin Receives New US Ambassador in Kremlin
    Nov19

    Putin Receives New US Ambassador in Kremlin

    MOSCOW— The new U.S. ambassador to Russia has presented his credentials to President Vladimir Putin in a Kremlin ceremony that politely hinted at the challenges the career diplomat will face, with the Washington and Moscow locked in their worst confrontation since the Cold War over the crisis in Ukraine. Putin gave a slight smile as John Tefft...

    Russian Sailors Were Denied Access To The Mistral Warship They’re Buying From France
    Nov19

    Russian Sailors Were Denied Access To The Mistral Warship They’re Buying From France

    Russian sailors were denied access to the Mistal helicopter carrier in Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Monday, according to reports in the French media. There are currently 550 Russian sailors based in the shipyard, 400 of whom are set to be the Vladivostok’s crew providing the ship is eventually handed over. The sailors were reportedly prevented...

    Russian Sanctions Help Feed Crimean Oysters
    Nov19

    Russian Sanctions Help Feed Crimean Oysters

    Sergei Kulik has been producing oysters and mussels in Crimea for the past six years. His business has received an unexpected boost since the Russian government imposed retaliatory sanctions on Western food products in August, forcing seafood suppliers to shop closer to home. Kulik says he has been inundated with requests from Moscow and St....

    Pro-Moscow Separatists Face Health Crisis
    Nov19

    Pro-Moscow Separatists Face Health Crisis

    Ukraine’s government is threatening to stop funding hospitals and medical services in areas in the east of the country controlled by Moscow-backed separatists. This is leaving the insurgents scrambling to make up for the shortfall amid signs that some locals want a return to normal. The health minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

    Ukraine rabbi: U.S. Jews helped us beat Russia’s anti-Semitism propaganda
    Nov19

    Ukraine rabbi: U.S. Jews helped us beat Russia’s anti-Semitism propaganda

    (JTA) – Jewish communities in the Ukraine and U.S. conducted a coordinated effort to refute Russian claims that Ukraine’s revolution unleashed a wave of anti-Semitic acts, a chief Ukrainian rabbi said. “We’ve been working very closely with the organized Jewish community to counter the propaganda that is coming out of Russia about...

    Ukraine is preparing for assault on the east, Russia’s Lavrov says
    Nov19

    Ukraine is preparing for assault on the east, Russia’s Lavrov says

    Russia’s foreign policy chief on Wednesday claimed that Ukraine’s decision to freeze budget payments to the eastern rebel-held territories could be a precursor to a military onslaught. …read more Source: CTV...

    FP’s Situation Report: Murders the latest in a wave of violence in Israel; The United States struggles to choke off Islamic State’s oil revenue; Russia wants NATO assurances on Ukraine; and much more.
    Nov19