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    Pussy Riot Lawyers: Captured Female Ukrainian Pilot Is Russian POW
    Dec01

    Pussy Riot Lawyers: Captured Female Ukrainian Pilot Is Russian POW

    Human rights attorneys who represented the rock band Pussy Riot last May arrive in Washington this week to plead with the United States to aid another female detained by Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation. Attorneys Mark Feygin and Nikolay Polozov represent Nadezhda Savchenko, a 33-year-old pilot from Ukraine who now sits as prisoner in...

    Conservative MP personally delivers army relief supplies to Ukraine – twice
    Dec01

    Conservative MP personally delivers army relief supplies to Ukraine – twice

    OTTAWA – Canada’s junior defence minister has twice accompanied the delivery of non-lethal military aid to Ukraine in photo-friendly events which initially caught the air force off guard.A series of documents released under the Access to Information Act show Conservative MP James Bezan and a staffer were last minute additions to a...

    Don’t Go Soft on Russia
    Dec01

    Don’t Go Soft on Russia

    Europe is struggling to deal with Russian manipulation in eastern Europe, and not just in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Announces Temporary Truce At Donetsk Airport
    Dec01

    Ukraine Announces Temporary Truce At Donetsk Airport

    The Ukrainian military says its forces and Russian representatives have agreed to a temporary cease-fire at the airport in rebel-held Donetsk, where Kyiv recently alleged that Russian special forces were engaged in the attacks on Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine gets loan to modernize gas pipelines
    Dec01

    Ukraine gets loan to modernize gas pipelines

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine landed a 150 million euro ($187 million) loan on Monday to modernize its section of the pipeline used to deliver natural gas from Russia to Europe. In a separate development, Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the day announced that Moscow would stop pursuing construction … …read more Source: The...

    Bilateral Trade Likely to Top Agenda During Putin’s Visit to Turkey
    Dec01

    Bilateral Trade Likely to Top Agenda During Putin’s Visit to Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey Monday to discuss a broad range of issues concerning the two countries, including trade, economics and energy. Syria is also high on the list. On his arrival in Ankara, Putin received the full trappings of a state visit. The presidential convoy was escorted by mounted horsemen and Turkish...

    Poland’s Tusk Takes EU Helm, Promising Leadership
    Dec01

    Poland’s Tusk Takes EU Helm, Promising Leadership

    Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk took over as president of the European Council of EU leaders on Monday, promising strong leadership in foreign policy and “ruthless determination” to end Europe’s economic crisis. The center-right Tusk, 57, who led Poland for seven years of economic growth and rising EU influence,...

    Putin says Russia will scrap South Stream pipeline
    Dec01

    Putin says Russia will scrap South Stream pipeline

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia is scrapping the South Stream natural gas pipeline project and may cooperate with Turkey on building a gas hub for southern Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Monday. Putin met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid striking differences over the crises in Syria and Ukraine, but the leaders focused...

    Ruble drops to all-time low amid decline in oil prices, Ukraine crisis
    Dec01

    Ruble drops to all-time low amid decline in oil prices, Ukraine crisis

    WATCH ABOVE: Russian ruble drops to all-time low MOSCOW – Russia’s ruble hit a new all-time low on Moscow, dropping more than 3 per cent as declining oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine are weighing in on the Russian economy. The Russian currency traded 52 rubles against the dollar at the opening on Monday after shedding 15 per...

    Assault on Donetsk, Ukraine, airport resumes
    Dec01

    Assault on Donetsk, Ukraine, airport resumes

    Ed AdamczykDONETSK , Ukraine, Dec. 1 (UPI) — Ukrainian troops are holding the Donetsk airport despite renewed fighting, Ukrainian military spokesman Arseniy Lysenko said Monday. …read more Source: United Press...