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    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....

    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...

    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 Rules Out Direct Talks With Separatists
    Nov19

    Ukraine Rules Out Direct Talks With Separatists

    (Reuters) – Russia urged Ukraine’s leaders on Wednesday to talk directly to separatists to end the conflict in the east, but Kiev rejected the call and told Moscow to stop “playing games” aimed at legitimizing “terrorists”. …read more Source: International Business...

    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
    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...

    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...

    Putin receives new US ambassador in Kremlin
    Nov19

    Putin receives new US ambassador in Kremlin

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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. …read more Source: San...

    Putin receives new US ambassador in Kremlin
    Nov19

    Putin receives new US ambassador in Kremlin

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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…. …read more...

    Putin, German FM Discuss Ukraine
    Nov19

    Putin, German FM Discuss Ukraine

    Germany’s foreign minister met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow for talks on Ukraine after a last-minute invitation from the Russian president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier talked for 75 minutes late Tuesday with Putin, although details of their conversation were not available as of early Wednesday. Steinmeier said after a meeting with Russian...