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    Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia
    Nov15

    Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia

    Vladimir Putin is quitting a Group of 20 summit early after facing heavy criticism over what Western forces say are Russian combat troops entering Ukraine. The reception for Mr. Putin in Brisbane included sharp rebukes from Stephen Harper and Barack Obama. The Canadian Prime Minister told Mr. Putin flatly that he needs “to get out of Ukraine,”...

    Interview: Ukrainian ‘Cyborg’ Describes Nine Days Defending Donetsk Airport
    Nov15

    Interview: Ukrainian ‘Cyborg’ Describes Nine Days Defending Donetsk Airport

    RFE/RL’s Ukraine Service caught up with Serhiy Halyan, one of the Ukrainian troops — admiringly dubbed “cyborgs” for their staunch defense of the international airport on the war-torn outskirts of Donetsk — who survived a surreal nine days at the airport and whose father is a Russian army colonel. …read more...

    Putin: Western sanctions could backfire
    Nov15

    Putin: Western sanctions could backfire

    Speaking in an interview with German ARD television broadcast Saturday as he was attending the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Putin said that cutting Russian access to capital markets would hurt Western exports. Putin cited Russia’s state-controlled Gazprombank, which he said issued loans worth $3.2 billion to Ukraine before...

    Fisher: Harper to Putin: ‘Get out of Ukraine’
    Nov15

    Fisher: Harper to Putin: ‘Get out of Ukraine’

    BRISBANE, Australia — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Russian leader Vladimir Putin to “get out of Ukraine” when the two leaders met Saturday at a retreat ahead of the G20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane. …read more Source: Calgary...

    Fisher: Putin leaving G20 early after chilly reception from Harper and other world leaders
    Nov15

    Fisher: Putin leaving G20 early after chilly reception from Harper and other world leaders

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is to skip the last day of G20 leaders’ two-day summit and return home early to Moscow after a chilly exchange with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and sharp criticisms from his Australian and American counterparts over Russia’s seizure of Crimea and reports of fresh incursions by heavily armed...

    Ukraine to close state offices, bank services in rebel-held east
    Nov15

    Ukraine to close state offices, bank services in rebel-held east

    Poroshenko presses a move to cut links with the rebel-held territory …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Won’t Allow Ukraine to ‘Destroy’ Opponents, Says Putin
    Nov15

    Russia Won’t Allow Ukraine to ‘Destroy’ Opponents, Says Putin

    Russia will not allow the Ukraine government to “destroy” its political opponents and adversaries in east Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin told German television network ARD. He accused Western media of biased reporting on Ukraine. “The most important thing is that one does not have a one-sided view of the problem,” Putin...

    Putin: Western sanctions could backfire
    Nov15

    Putin: Western sanctions could backfire

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Western sanctions against his country could backfire.Speaking in an interview with German ARD television broadcast Saturday, Putin said that cutting Russian access to capital markets would hurt Western exports.He also said the sanctions could hurt some Russian banks, leading them to demand...

    Sanctions against Russia could hurt West, Ukraine: Putin
    Nov15

    Sanctions against Russia could hurt West, Ukraine: Putin

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Western sanctions against his country could backfire. READ MORE: ‘Get out of Ukraine’: Harper to Putin at G20 Summit in Brisbane Speaking in an interview with German ARD television broadcast Saturday, Putin said that cutting Russian access to capital markets would hurt Western...

    Putin gets cool G-20 welcome over Ukraine conflict
    Nov15

    Putin gets cool G-20 welcome over Ukraine conflict

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faced a chorus of criticism Saturday at a world leaders’ summit, where the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine threatened to overshadow talk of global economics.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...