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    Kyiv Remembers Start of Euromaidan Protests With New Holiday
    Nov21

    Kyiv Remembers Start of Euromaidan Protests With New Holiday

    Ukrainians are marking a new national holiday on November 21 — the anniversary of the start of Kyiv’s Euromaidan protests that led to the ouster of the country’s former pro-Kremlin regime. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians in rebel east brace for winter among the ruins
    Nov21

    Ukrainians in rebel east brace for winter among the ruins

    Stepanivka (Ukraine) (AFP) – Farm worker Vitaly digs wearily at the cold earth in the half-ruined village of Stepanivka in war-torn eastern Ukraine. “I will plant something in spring — if I survive until then,” the 62-year-old sighs.Around him, the scars of heavy fighting that left dozens dead in this tiny mist-shrouded...

    Biden to Reiterate US Support During Visit to Ukraine
    Nov21

    Biden to Reiterate US Support During Visit to Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets Ukraine’s leaders Friday in an effort to underscore Washington’s support for Kyiv, which is battling a pro-Russian insurgency. A senior White House official said Biden intends to use the meetings to tell President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that “we have your...

    Biden in talks with Ukraine leaders as toll rises in east
    Nov21

    Biden in talks with Ukraine leaders as toll rises in east

    Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Ukraine’s leaders Friday on the first anniversary of the protests that toppled the former pro-Kremlin regime, with Kiev hoping for an announcement on further US assistance.Almost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a truce came into effect in September, an average of 13...

    Russia’s Nuclear Warheads Could Get Past US Missile Interceptors: United States Official
    Nov21

    Russia’s Nuclear Warheads Could Get Past US Missile Interceptors: United States Official

    A U.S. official says that the United States could not stop the hundreds of nuclear warheads that Russia possesses if they were fired around the same time. Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, made the comments recently in Bucharest, Romania at the Missile Defense Agency. She said that missile defenses...

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia Angered By US Suggestion That Washington Provide Lethal Military Aid To Kiev
    Nov21

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia Angered By US Suggestion That Washington Provide Lethal Military Aid To Kiev

    Russia warned the U.S. Thursday not to provide arms to Ukrainian government forces fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, after a U.S. official suggested that the Obama administration was considering supplying lethal military assistance. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said that the suggestion that the...

    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 >>...