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    Putin says he is considering retaliation
    Sep13

    Putin says he is considering retaliation

    Russian President Putin calls new Western sanctions “strange,” warns of fresh retaliation and accuses West of disrupting peace process in Ukraine. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Scotland’s Democratic Revolution
    Sep13

    Scotland’s Democratic Revolution

    These are grim times for liberal democracy. Ukrainians ousted their pro-Russian president after months of demonstrations in February, only to see their country dismembered by Moscow’s first major military intervention in Eastern Europe since the Prague Spring in 1968. In July, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, emulating Russia’s...

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire
    Sep13

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s …...

    Ukraine president: no military solution to conflict with Russia
    Sep12

    Ukraine president: no military solution to conflict with Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that there was no military solution to his country’s conflict with Russia and that Ukraine needed European economic and political support to help avoid an escalation. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine: reports
    Sep12

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine: reports

    Moscow (AFP) – The first 35 vehicles in a second Russian aid convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border, Russian news agencies reported late Friday.”Russian customs officers and border guards completed processing the first group of trucks… Now all 35 trucks have left the border crossing point...

    News Analysis: New Russia Sanctions Seen As Burning Slowly
    Sep12

    News Analysis: New Russia Sanctions Seen As Burning Slowly

    The United States and the European Union have announced a new round of sanctions, but analysts see the measures having more of a long-term impact than an immediate one. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One week into ceasefire, east ukrainians in disbelief
    Sep12

    One week into ceasefire, east ukrainians in disbelief

    A week after the ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in E. Ukraine came into effect, the debris of war still litters the streets of Novokaterynivka, a village about 40 kilometres south of Donetsk. Video provide …read more Source: USA...

    Russia Promises Swift Retaliation to U.S. Sanctions
    Sep12

    Russia Promises Swift Retaliation to U.S. Sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it would respond quickly with retaliatory measures to the latest round of U.S. sanctions that it criticized as another “hostile step”, pledging to support affected companies with state funds. The European Union and the United States have tightened economic penalties on Moscow, accusing it...

    Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal
    Sep12

    Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal

    Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged 67 prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk
    Sep12

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk

    VITEBSK, Belarus (JTA) – Jerusalem and Minsk are set to sign a visa-waiver program, Israel’s ambassador to the internationally ostracized former Soviet republic of Belarus said. Ambassador Yosef Shagal announced the signing on Friday to 700 participants at the Limmud FSU conference in Vitebsk, the former Soviet country’s third-largest...