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    Putin’s latest moves in Ukraine reveal his belief in West’s inaction
    Nov05

    Putin’s latest moves in Ukraine reveal his belief in West’s inaction

    Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: With the White House still pretending Crimea wasn’t invaded, Vladmir Putin has correctly assessed the West’s appetite for going to war over eastern Ukraine — zero. As a result, Kyiv will be powerless to prevent the...

    Ukraine cuts finances to rebel region until ‘terrorists’ leave
    Nov05

    Ukraine cuts finances to rebel region until ‘terrorists’ leave

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s prime minister said Wednesday that financial aid from the central government to the pro-Russian separatist eastern regions will be stopped until “terrorists clear out of there.”However, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a cabinet meeting that Ukraine would maintain gas and electricity supplies so...

    ‘F’ Word Hangs Over Ukraine’s Rebel-Held Regions
    Nov05

    ‘F’ Word Hangs Over Ukraine’s Rebel-Held Regions

    With Russia-backed separatists continuing to hold territory in their battle with Ukrainian forces, some analysts see the de facto borders solidifying and yielding yet another post-Soviet “frozen conflict.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Stops Funding for Rebel-Held Regions
    Nov05

    Ukraine Stops Funding for Rebel-Held Regions

    Ukraine on Wednesday announced it will halt government funding to its eastern regions controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday the cutoff will apply as long as the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk are held by “terrorists.” Yatsenyuk, who made his comments during a cabinet meeting,...

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread Wednesday after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of sinking the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities.Artillery explosions could be heard around the airport in Donetsk, where Ukrainian soldiers have been holding out for weeks...

    Ukraine pays first debt installment to Gazprom
    Nov05

    Ukraine pays first debt installment to Gazprom

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Nov. 5 (UPI) — Russian energy company Gazprom said Wednesday it received the first installment of the debt owed by its Ukrainian counterparts at Naftogaz. …read more Source: United Press...

    Rebel-led regions will never receive funds from Kiev, Ukraine PM says
    Nov05

    Rebel-led regions will never receive funds from Kiev, Ukraine PM says

    Kiev will continue to supply gas and electricity to the separatist regions …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Is Ukraine’s crisis the West’s fault?
    Nov05

    Is Ukraine’s crisis the West’s fault?

    Who is to blame for the crisis in Ukraine: Russia or the U.S. and Europe? A lively debate on the question resurfaced lately, but it has a vital flaw in that it fails to consider the roles of the countries caught in between. It’s as though Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin were back at the negotiating table in Yalta, carving up Europe. Only...

    Oil Is Crashing
    Nov05

    Oil Is Crashing

    Oil prices are sliding even further in early trading, with the commodity stumbling for the fifth consecutive day. Brent crude fell 90 cents, or 1%, to $81.92, its lowest value since 2010. While West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dropped to $76.59, down 70 cents from yesterday. It was its lowest reading since September 2011. However, it fought...

    Gazprom Says It Received First Debt Repayment From Ukraine
    Nov05

    Gazprom Says It Received First Debt Repayment From Ukraine

    Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday it had received $1.45 billion from Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz in repayment for unpaid debt, the first step toward Russia resuming gas supplies to Ukraine. The payment by Naftogaz is the first to Gazprom since May, when a row over gas pricing and unpaid debts escalated between...