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    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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, 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...

    Russia warns of military assault on the east
    Nov19

    Russia warns of military assault on the east

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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: The Bismarck...