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    Raffeisen Falls Into the Red
    Nov20

    Raffeisen Falls Into the Red

    Austrian bank Raffeisen swung to a net loss in the third quarter after making extra provisions for its exposure to Ukraine, warning that provisioning for potentially risky loans would be higher for the full year than previously expected. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Obama Nominee Says US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine
    Nov20

    Obama Nominee Says US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the number two post at the State Department says the White House should consider providing Ukraine with lethal, defensive military equipment. Testifying Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tony Blinken said that arming Ukraine’s military could force Russia to rethink...

    The limits of gunpoint diplomacy in Ukraine
    Nov20

    The limits of gunpoint diplomacy in Ukraine

    Is Russian President Vladimir Putin losing Ukraine by stoking a war to keep it? As a new military campaign appears to be getting under way in eastern Ukraine, that’s an important question. To answer it, Putin could do worse than to stop by for tea at the Makarov household in Mariupol, the region’s main port and industrial center — now...

    U.S. Official: U.S. Should Consider Lethal Aid To Kyiv
    Nov20

    U.S. Official: U.S. Should Consider Lethal Aid To Kyiv

    A senior aide to U.S. President Barack Obama has said the United States should reconsider its policy of not providing lethal aid to Ukraine, which is grappling with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia moving MiG-31 fighter jets near Ukraine border: report
    Nov20

    Russia moving MiG-31 fighter jets near Ukraine border: report

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said Friday that Russian fighter jets and radar stations are being moved near Ukraine’s eastern border. “[Russian Federation] continue to concentrate army units at the border, with radar stations and MiG-31 fighter jets,” Ukraine said via Twitter on Wednesday. The …...

    Ukrainian Forces Prepare to Defend Mariupol
    Nov20

    Ukrainian Forces Prepare to Defend Mariupol

    Shelling continues on the outskirts of Mariupol, in southeast Ukraine, as Russia-backed rebels have gradually advanced from the northeast on the strategic port city. Ukrainian troops posted at checkpoints say they are prepared to defend the city, but could use more support. While in the city center, joint patrols and “anti-violator” drills are...

    Duel Personality: The Ukraine Crisis Devolves to Pistols at Dawn
    Nov20

    Duel Personality: The Ukraine Crisis Devolves to Pistols at Dawn

    Duels fell out of favor in the 19th century. Evidently, nobody told Igor Plotnitzky. The newly elected head of the Luhansk People’s Republic challenged Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday in an effort to resolve differences between the two countries. Poroshenko has yet to respond. Generously, Plotnitzky will allow his...

    Russia’s Relations With Hungary Warm as Ties With West Chill
    Nov20

    Russia’s Relations With Hungary Warm as Ties With West Chill

    President Vladimir Putin hailed Hungary as one of Russia’s most important partners on Wednesday, giving his seal of approval to a budding relationship with a Soviet-era ally that is worrying some of its European Union allies. While the Ukraine crisis is straining ties between many EU capitals and Moscow, Hungary – which relies heavily...

    World War 3 Coming Soon? Vladimir Putin Claims West is Provoking Russia
    Nov20

    World War 3 Coming Soon? Vladimir Putin Claims West is Provoking Russia

    Russian president Vladimir Putin says that the West, including the United States, is provoking Russia into a new cold war, or a World War 3, with a series of military moves. Putin was asked by German broadcaster ARD if the accusations lobbed from both sides and a notable increase in Russian military near other countries pointed to a new cold war...

    Editorial: Beyond Harper’s G20 sound bite
    Nov20

    Editorial: Beyond Harper’s G20 sound bite

    The fawning over Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s “you need to get out of Ukraine” hostile handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin has ranged from reasonable to ridiculous. Some have praised the Canadian leader’s moral clarity and personal courage, which is fair (really, imagine saying that to Putin’s face rather than...