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    After Russian troop move, tensions increase in Ukraine
    Nov05

    After Russian troop move, tensions increase in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine –- Tensions in Ukraine appeared to worsen on Tuesday as the president ordered military reinforcements to key eastern cities after NATO reported that Russia has moved hundreds of troops closer to the border See also: ‘We simply survive’: What life is like for Ukrainian prisoners of war President Petro Poroshenko said...

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float
    Nov05

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float

    Moscow (AFP) – The Russian central bank announced Wednesday it would limit its support for the ruble, letting the currency which has already taken a hit from the Ukraine crisis sink to a new record low.After having recently spent billions of dollars per day to support the ruble in a flexible trading band that limited swings in the currency,...

    Ukraine cuts funding for east until pro-Russia ‘terrorists’ retreat
    Nov05

    Ukraine cuts funding for east until pro-Russia ‘terrorists’ retreat

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced Wednesday that the government was cutting funding to areas in the east of the country occupied by pro-Russia separatists. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy
    Nov05

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday signed into law a new national defense strategy aimed at addressing threats to regional security caused by two factors: the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s “intensifying policy of confrontation.” The document says negative factors for the region’s...

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy
    Nov05

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday signed into law a new national defense strategy aimed at addressing threats to regional security caused by two factors: the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s “intensifying policy of confrontation.”… …read more Source: Associated...

    Shell kills young footballers in crumbling Ukraine ceasefire
    Nov05

    Shell kills young footballers in crumbling Ukraine ceasefire

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s tattered ceasefire came under new strain Wednesday as shelling killed two teenagers playing football in rebel-held Donetsk and President Petro Poroshenko said he was deploying reinforcements to face a threatened separatist offensive.In another sign of Ukraine’s ever more permanent looking...

    Ukraine truce in peril; Germany’s Merkel urges more sanctions
    Nov05

    Ukraine truce in peril; Germany’s Merkel urges more sanctions

    EU should consider expanding list of Russian-linked individuals under sanctions to punish those responsible for “illegitimate” elections, Merkel says. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy
    Nov05

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy

    WARSAW, Poland — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday signed into law a new national defense strategy aimed at addressing threats to regional security caused by two factors: the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s “intensifying policy of confrontation.” …read more Source: Boston...

    Russian Activists Battle Extremism Charges After Promoting Regional Autonomy
    Nov05

    Russian Activists Battle Extremism Charges After Promoting Regional Autonomy

    Three Russian activists are facing lengthy jail terms after promoting broader autonomy for their region. One is in detention pending trial for extremism, the others have fled to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ceasefire fails and preparations for war begin
    Nov05

    Ceasefire fails and preparations for war begin

    The shelling of Mariupol, a city on the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, resumed in earnest at the end of October, just as the country had finished electing a new parliament. It has not let up since. “Day and night, they have been bombing from two directions,” says Vasyl Arbuzov, an adviser to the local authorities in Mariupol,...