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    Cash Cut to Ukraine Rebel Areas in Risky Strategy
    Nov25

    Cash Cut to Ukraine Rebel Areas in Risky Strategy

    DONETSK, Ukraine—For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance. Money is running short in the rebel heartland since the government announced this month that it will suspend banking services as it piles on the pressure. Almost all ATMs have stopped...

    Russia Warned Off Ukraine NATO Considerations
    Nov25

    Russia Warned Off Ukraine NATO Considerations

    The Czech and Lithuanian foreign ministers said Tuesday that neither Russia nor any other foreign power can be allowed to dictate that Ukraine stay out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Blair Urges Cooperation With Putin
    Nov25

    Blair Urges Cooperation With Putin

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the West must work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Islamist extremism and other sources of conflict in the Middle East—even as it takes a strong line with Moscow over its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Kiev: Russia military ‘rotating manpower’ in eastern Ukraine
    Nov25

    Kiev: Russia military ‘rotating manpower’ in eastern Ukraine

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 25 (UPI) — Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has confirmed new Russian military movements in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict
    Nov25

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict

    France has put on hold a controversial deal to supply Russia with two high-tech amphibious assault ships following international concern over Moscow’s military involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your “Cossack” Pride
    Nov25

    Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your “Cossack” Pride

    Confronted with an existential threat in the form of Vladimir Putin, Ukraine is embracing patriotism and, in some cases, nationalist symbolism. In Ukrainian consciousness, the notion of the “Cossack” looms large, and during recent protests against the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych and subsequent drive to war with Russian...

    French Far-right National Front Reveals Russian Financing
    Nov25

    French Far-right National Front Reveals Russian Financing

    Amid growing evidence of links between the Kremlin and far-right groups across Europe, France’s National Front has admitted taking a multimillion-dollar loan from a bank controlled by Russia. The admission came as the French government postponed a contract to deliver two warships for Russia. In a statement Tuesday, the French...

    Merkel Hits Diplomatic Dead-end with Putin
    Nov25

    Merkel Hits Diplomatic Dead-end with Putin

    After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides. Instead of challenging him on what she...

    France Postpones Warship Sale to Russia, Citing Ukraine Conflict
    Nov25

    France Postpones Warship Sale to Russia, Citing Ukraine Conflict

    France agreed in 2011 sell two ships in a deal worth $1.6 billion, but the deal became a source of concern after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: The New York...

    France halts delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia
    Nov25

    France halts delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia

    JC FinleyPARIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) — France has again expressed reticence to deliver Mistral-class warships to Russia, citing Russia’s role in “the situation in Ukraine.” …read more Source: United Press...