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    Construction According to Putin’s Model, from Bosnia to Europe?
    Nov21

    Construction According to Putin’s Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

    The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, “BiH” solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also...

    UKRAINE: Oppression of Christians Escalates
    Nov21

    UKRAINE: Oppression of Christians Escalates

    Source: Release International Since the political uprising began in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists have taken control of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of the country. The takeover has resulted in an escalating frequency of attacks being made against Christians residing within these areas, including the recent seizure of an evangelical church...

    White House to Ukraine: ‘We Have Your Back’
    Nov21

    White House to Ukraine: ‘We Have Your Back’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, ahead of talks Friday with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze, traveling with Biden, reported that a senior White House official characterized the vice president’s main message to Ukraine’s leaders as...

    U.S. ‘committed’ to aiding Ukraine but seeks progress on government formation, reforms
    Nov21

    U.S. ‘committed’ to aiding Ukraine but seeks progress on government formation, reforms

    KIEV, Ukraine — The Obama administration is prepared to “bring more resources to bear” to help Ukraine, but Washington and its allies are looking for more momentum from Kiev in forming a new government and implementing promised reforms, a senior U.S. official said as Vice President Biden arrived here late Thursday. Read full article >>...

    Joe Biden arrives In Ukraine; nonlethal aid announcement expected
    Nov20

    Joe Biden arrives In Ukraine; nonlethal aid announcement expected

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrived Thursday in Ukraine, where he is expected to announce an increase in U.S. nonlethal aid for the nation’s fight against pro-Russian separatists. Mr. Biden’s trip to Kiev comes just one day after its National Security and Defense Council announced that Russian MiG-31 fighter jets …...

    Corruption Saps Enthusiasm for East Ukraine Rebels
    Nov20

    Corruption Saps Enthusiasm for East Ukraine Rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine—As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory. Coal is the lifeblood of this region dominated by pro-Russia separatists — and now the source of its first corruption scandal. The former energy...

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity
    Nov20

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity

    NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty Organization members have sought to fill gaps in the alliance’s land, air and sea defenses since Russia annexed Crimea and...

    U.N.: Nearly 1,000 killed during ‘cease-fire’ in east Ukraine
    Nov20

    U.N.: Nearly 1,000 killed during ‘cease-fire’ in east Ukraine

    JC FinleyNEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) — The U.N. released a report Thursday concerning “serious human rights violations” in eastern Ukraine even after a cease-fire was signed Sept. 5. …read more Source: United Press...

    U.S. Increasing Non-Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine
    Nov20

    U.S. Increasing Non-Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said. The increase in non-lethal aid to Ukraine, which is grappling with a Russian-backed separatist movement in its east, is...

    Here Are All The Russian Weapons Separatists Are Using In Ukraine
    Nov20

    Here Are All The Russian Weapons Separatists Are Using In Ukraine

    As Russian military supplies continue to pour into Ukraine, it becomes harder by the day for Putin to deny that Moscow is providing arms to the separatists. Since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began last spring, the separatists have become increasingly well equipped and capable of resisting the Ukrainian military. Some of the supplies the...