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    Putin defends aggressive foreign policy as necessary for Russia’s survival: ‘We will be sovereign, or dissolve’
    Dec04

    Putin defends aggressive foreign policy as necessary for Russia’s survival: ‘We will be sovereign, or dissolve’

    President Putin defended the annexation of Crimea, describing it as Russia’s spiritual ground, ‘our Temple Mount,’ as he defended the Kremlin’s foreign policy …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russia’s Putin defends aggression in Ukraine as protection of its sovereignty
    Dec04

    Russia’s Putin defends aggression in Ukraine as protection of its sovereignty

    In his state of the union address, Vladimir Putin portrays the country’s harsh economic environment as a necessary obstacle for patriotic Russians to overcome. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Hawkish Putin says West has tried to destabilize Russia for years
    Dec04

    Hawkish Putin says West has tried to destabilize Russia for years

    KIEV, Ukraine – A hawkish Vladimir Putin capped off a tumultuous year in Moscow on Thursday with his annual state of the nation address, during which he defended Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the country’s bullish foreign policy, saying it is needed to ensure its survival. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March...

    Rolling Blackouts Expanded In Ukraine
    Dec04

    Rolling Blackouts Expanded In Ukraine

    Ukraine officials say rolling two-hour blackouts that began in some towns Monday are being expanded. Ukraine Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchishin said Wednesday a technical fault forced operations at the Zaporizka nuclear plant to shut down Friday. Concerns were raised earlier when Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke of a nuclear power plant...

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages in Lugansk’s synagogue
    Dec04

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages in Lugansk’s synagogue

    DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine (JTA) — Several hundred Jews braved sub-freezing temperatures to receive aid packages at the synagogue of the besieged city of Lugansk. The distribution of basic necessities on Wednesday by administrators from the east Ukrainian city’s Jewish community drew approximately 300 recipients, who stood in line for over an...

    U.S. calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine
    Dec04

    U.S. calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the West “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting with Kyiv forces. Kerry spoke at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    Kerry, Saying Russians Died in Ukraine, Urges Moscow to Carry Out Peace Accord
    Dec04

    Kerry, Saying Russians Died in Ukraine, Urges Moscow to Carry Out Peace Accord

    Russia has steadfastly refused to acknowledge that it has ordered its own forces into Ukraine or that its military has suffered significant casualties there. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin insists Crimea is historically part of Russia
    Dec04

    Putin insists Crimea is historically part of Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea last March and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now and forever.” …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Vladimir Putin state of the union defends aggression in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin state of the union defends aggression in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, saying the actions are necessary for his country’s survival. …read more Source:...

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine
    Dec04

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the West “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting with Kiev forces. …read more Source: U.S....