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    Russia provides ‘backbone’ to Ukrainian rebels: NATO commander
    Nov26

    Russia provides ‘backbone’ to Ukrainian rebels: NATO commander

    NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday the “backbone” of pro-Russian separatist rebels sowing seeds of unrest in eastern Ukraine is composed of Russian troops. After meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters that Russia was “training, equipping, giving...

    Russian Air Force Sends 14 Advanced Su-27 And Su-30 Warplanes To Belbek Air Base In Crimea
    Nov26

    Russian Air Force Sends 14 Advanced Su-27 And Su-30 Warplanes To Belbek Air Base In Crimea

    Russia has moved more than a dozen advanced warplanes to Belbek, an airbase on the outskirts of Crimea’s capital Sevastopol, adding significant airpower in the Black Sea peninsula it took over earlier this year. Capt. Vyacheslav Trukhachev, a spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti the planes...

    ‘Afromaidan’: Russians Compare Ferguson Unrest to Ukraine Crisis
    Nov26

    ‘Afromaidan’: Russians Compare Ferguson Unrest to Ukraine Crisis

    Russians following coverage of the Ferguson riots have been comparing the unrest gripping the U.S. over the killing of Mike Brown to the uprising that sent Ukraine into a civil war. According to hashtag tracker Keyhole, posts mockingly comparing the riots in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to the crisis in Ukraine have reached some 2 million...

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announces $11M more Ukraine aid
    Nov26

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announces $11M more Ukraine aid

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada will contribute $11 million more in non-lethal support to Ukraine. Nicholson made the announcement at a news conference this morning held at the Department of National Defence headquarters in Ottawa, along with his parliamentary secretary, James Bezan. …read more Source: National...

    Is This Far-Left German Politician a New Threat to Merkel?
    Nov26

    Is This Far-Left German Politician a New Threat to Merkel?

    A small eastern state is set to embark on an experiment that could shift the political landscape in Germany, loosening Angela Merkel’s grip on power and raising the chances of a future government in Berlin that includes fervent supporters of Russia. Bodo Ramelow, a no-nonsense trade unionist who grew up in West Germany, is expected to...

    Victor Pinchuk, Mistral Warships, and the Jews of Ukraine
    Nov26

    Victor Pinchuk, Mistral Warships, and the Jews of Ukraine

    On November 18, 2014, in Kiev, philanthropist Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal of Honor by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine for his contributions to Ukrainian-Jewish understanding and cooperation. What follows is a corrected version of my remarks at the ceremony. * * * Grand Rabbi, Archbishops and...

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea
    Nov26

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea

    Kiev (AFP) – NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday he was “very concerned” that Russia’s military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region.US General Philip Breedlove’s comments come amid fears in Kiev that Russian-backed rebels...

    Why Ukraine Must Bargain with Russia
    Nov26

    Why Ukraine Must Bargain with Russia

    The “let’s make a deal” moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Says Moscow Holds Key To Ukraine Crisis
    Nov26

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Says Moscow Holds Key To Ukraine Crisis

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says the key to solving the Ukraine crisis is in Moscow, because tanks and troops are flowing across the border from Russia to Ukraine. Speaking on November 26, he said maintaining sanctions on Russia was the very least that could be done. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source:...

    NATO Concerned Over Russian Activity in E. Ukraine
    Nov26

    NATO Concerned Over Russian Activity in E. Ukraine

    NATO’s top military commander says a “large number” of Russian troops are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the “backbone” to separatists fighting government forces. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove spoke to reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday, after meeting with top Ukrainian officials. “Inside Ukraine we still...