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    Russia Protests US Aid for Ukraine Military
    Dec12

    Russia Protests US Aid for Ukraine Military

    Russia is criticizing legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing $350 million in military aid to Ukraine and new sanctions against key state-controlled Russian companies. If President Barack Obama signs into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, the United States will provide Ukraine with anti-tank and armor-piercing weapons,...

    New Russia Sanctions from Departing Congress
    Dec12

    New Russia Sanctions from Departing Congress

    On its way into the history books, the 113th Congress is ladling up a fresh batch of sanctions on Russia, especially targeting the energy sector and authorizing military aid, in a bid to force Moscow to end its aggressive and destabilizing incursions into the eastern Ukraine. The lame-duck Senate passed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act Thursday....

    How Strong Is the Russian Military?
    Dec12

    How Strong Is the Russian Military?

    The Russian military suffered years of neglect after the Soviet collapse and no longer casts the shadow of a global superpower. However, the Russian armed forces are in the midst of a historic overhaul with significant consequences for Eurasian politics and security. Russian officials say the reforms are necessary to bring a Cold War–era military...

    Ukraine cheers US vote for military aid, Russia outraged
    Dec12

    Ukraine cheers US vote for military aid, Russia outraged

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Friday welcomed a US bill that would allow Washington to provide lethal military assistance to the embattled country, but Russia expressed outrage at the “openly confrontational” legislation.The bill — passed late on Thursday and due to get final approval in Congress on Friday before being sent to...

    Green Roadmap; Not Silk Road: Kazakhstan’s (renewed) Role in World Affairs
    Dec12

    Green Roadmap; Not Silk Road: Kazakhstan’s (renewed) Role in World Affairs

    Kazakhstan can offer a much more visible contribution to international peace and prosperity. This country needs to be called upon to play a stronger and more active role in the mediation of interests between the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (E.U.), on one side, and Russia and the Middle East, on the other. Kazakhstan’s recent...

    World Briefing: Ukraine’s President Notes Brief Calm in Conflict
    Dec12

    World Briefing: Ukraine’s President Notes Brief Calm in Conflict

    President Petro O. Poroshenko said Ukraine’s military had not reported any deaths in a 24-hour period among soldiers or civilians for the first time in seven months. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Confirms to EU That South Stream Pipeline Canceled
    Dec12

    Russia Confirms to EU That South Stream Pipeline Canceled

    BRUSSELS—The vice president of the European Commission, Maroš Šefcovic, was contacted on Thursday by Russian energy minister, Alexander Novak, and confirmed that Russia’s plans for the South Stream pipeline project would not be developed any further. The South Stream project would have run a pipeline under the Black Sea to transport gas...

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Says Cease-fire With Separatists Is Holding
    Dec12

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Says Cease-fire With Separatists Is Holding

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: U.S....

    The Saturday Profile: Nils Usakovs, Mayor of Riga, Aims to Move Beyond Ethnic Politics
    Dec12

    The Saturday Profile: Nils Usakovs, Mayor of Riga, Aims to Move Beyond Ethnic Politics

    The ethnic Russian mayor of Riga, Nils Usakovs, says he hopes to put ethnic politics in the past, but the crisis in Ukraine is not helping. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine: 1st casualty-free day since cease-fire
    Dec12

    Ukraine: 1st casualty-free day since cease-fire

    The break in fighting is the first since a cease-fire deal was signed in September. …read more Source: USA...