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    Russian foreign minister blames US for Ukraine crisis
    Sep27

    Russian foreign minister blames US for Ukraine crisis

    The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday.Russian foreign minister blames US for Ukraine crisis …read more Source: Toronto...

    1 serviceman, 1 civilian killed despite ceasefire: Ukraine official
    Sep27

    1 serviceman, 1 civilian killed despite ceasefire: Ukraine official

    A Ukrainian security official said Saturday that one serviceman and one civilian have been killed in the past day as rebels in the east continue attacks despite a ceasefire declared three weeks ago. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine gets U.S. counterinsurgency experts after saying it can’t ‘win the war with blankets’
    Sep27

    Ukraine gets U.S. counterinsurgency experts after saying it can’t ‘win the war with blankets’

    The Pentagon has dispatched eight military personnel to Kiev this week to provide tips to Ukrainian security forces on counterinsurgency and military planning tactics. Military staff will share with the Ukrainians some of the Pentagon’s planning tactics, techniques and procedures while collecting data on the needs of its security forces,...

    Russian foreign minister slams U.S., NATO; blames Ukraine crisis on Western-backed coup
    Sep27

    Russian foreign minister slams U.S., NATO; blames Ukraine crisis on Western-backed coup

    Sergey Lavrov’s assault appeared to be an extension of the increasingly anti-Western stance of Russian President Vladimir Putin …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia’s Lavrov Criticizes West At UN
    Sep27

    Russia’s Lavrov Criticizes West At UN

    Addressing the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of resorting to “military interference” to defend its interests. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian foreign minister slams US, NATO, blames Ukraine crisis on Western-backed coup
    Sep27

    Russian foreign minister slams US, NATO, blames Ukraine crisis on Western-backed coup

    The Russian foreign minister is issuing a blistering attack on the West and NATO, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War “genetic code” and saying the United States must abandon its claims to “eternal uniqueness.” Sergey Lavrov said at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the crisis in...

    European Parliament Member Blacklisted in Russia
    Sep27

    European Parliament Member Blacklisted in Russia

    BRUSSELS—German member of the European Parliament and co-chair of the Green Party, Rebecca Harms, was detained on Thursday at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. She was declared a “persona non-grata” by the Russian authorities and sent back to Brussels four hours later. The Russian permanent representative to the European Union, Vladimir...

    Ukraine backs off from EU-backed Russia gas deal
    Sep27

    Ukraine backs off from EU-backed Russia gas deal

    Kiev (AFP) – War-torn Ukraine on Saturday distanced itself from an EU-brokered agreement with Russia that would have restored its gas supplies during winter and helped rebuild trust between the neighbouring foes. The European Union’s energy commissioner emerged from hours of acrimonious negotiations in Berlin on Friday to pronounce...

    In Russia-held Crimea, some prosper, others fear for their future
    Sep27

    In Russia-held Crimea, some prosper, others fear for their future

    Six months after Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia, some here say they have prospered while others express anger, uncertainty or fear. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine are in a gas dispute as winter approaches
    Sep27

    Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine are in a gas dispute as winter approaches

    KIEV, Ukraine — The frigid water that comes out of the hot faucet of Alexander Korniienko’s shower in Kiev is a warning for his nation: after months without natural gas shipments from Russia, Ukraine may be facing a chilly winter. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...