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    World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatening World War III, But Thousands of Russians Protesting Ukraine Invasion
    Sep28

    World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatening World War III, But Thousands of Russians Protesting Ukraine Invasion

    Tens of thousands of Russians are displeased over president Vladimir Putin’s recent actions, including the fighting in Ukraine. Putin recently threatened European governments, claiming that Russia could invade many capitals–including Kiev, Warsaw, and Bucharest–in just two days, while Russia allegedly continues supporting pro-Russian...

    The Flawed Logic of Russian Sanctions (and Why They Might Be Useful Anyway)
    Sep28

    The Flawed Logic of Russian Sanctions (and Why They Might Be Useful Anyway)

    Western sanctions are harming the Russian economy, but that doesn’t mean they will achieve anything the West wants in Ukraine. The Minsk ceasefire agreement benefits Russia much more than Ukraine, forcing Kiev to make political concessions while giving Moscow free rein on Ukraine’s eastern borders and in Crimea. Russia has no...

    Ukraine, Separatists Exchange Prisoners
    Sep28

    Ukraine, Separatists Exchange Prisoners

    Ukrainian military officials and pro-Russian separatists have carried out a prisoner exchange in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lavrov Says Russia Has No Desire To Continue Sanctions War
    Sep28

    Lavrov Says Russia Has No Desire To Continue Sanctions War

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow has no desire to continue a war of sanctions with the West. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian ship played key role in Canada’s Franklin expedition even as Harper denounced Russian government
    Sep28

    Russian ship played key role in Canada’s Franklin expedition even as Harper denounced Russian government

    A Russian-flagged vessel played a key role in Canada’s recent discovery of a sunken ship from the missing Franklin expedition, the Canadian Press reports. More from the Canadian Press report: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has billed the Franklin search as an expression of Canadian sovereignty in the North — particularly in light of the...

    Reporter’s Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails
    Sep28

    Reporter’s Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

    On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Lavrov says ties with Washington need ‘reset 2.0’
    Sep28

    Russia’s Lavrov says ties with Washington need ‘reset 2.0’

    Foreign Minister says situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was now improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainian Soldier’s Video Shows Intense Fighting Around Donetsk
    Sep28

    Ukrainian Soldier’s Video Shows Intense Fighting Around Donetsk

    Fighting has continued in the eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region despite the cease-fire declared on September 5. Ukrainian soldier Serhiy Tyshkevych of Ukraine’s 11th Territorial Defense Battalion gave video of battles to RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek. Tyshkevych said the video was recorded September 22-26 during clashes with...

    Fighting In The Donetsk Region Despite The Cease-Fire
    Sep28

    Fighting In The Donetsk Region Despite The Cease-Fire

    Ukraine’s 11th Territorial Defense Battalion clashed with Russian-backed separatists at a checkpoint in the village of Nikishino, near Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region. Video of the fighting was recorded on September 25-26 by RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek. Contains graphic images. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    Russia Says Relations with US Need New ‘Reset’
    Sep28

    Russia Says Relations with US Need New ‘Reset’

    Russia’s foreign secretary says relations between Moscow and Washington need – in his words – a new “reset” – referring to U.S. President Barack Obama’s effort to improve ties with Russia in the early days of his administration. In a Russian television interview airing Sunday, Sergei Lavrov blamed the...