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    ‘Fog lifts to show Russia at war’
    Aug29

    ‘Fog lifts to show Russia at war’

    The West’s grand strategy of transforming Russia into a liberal democracy by weaving it into a web of interconnectedness has failed. By moving from proxy war to open war, by giving up pretense and deniability in Ukraine, Russia has very clearly made that point. …read more Source:...

    Rebels will heed Putin’s call to release trapped Ukrainian troops — on one condition
    Aug29

    Rebels will heed Putin’s call to release trapped Ukrainian troops — on one condition

    Ukrainian troops must hand over their heavy weaponry and ammunition so that it ‘will not be used against us in future,’ rebel boss Alexander Zakharchenko said …read more Source: Calgary...

    McDonald’s Objects to Russia Restaurant Closures
    Aug29

    McDonald’s Objects to Russia Restaurant Closures

    McDonald’s on Friday objected to the Russian government’s decision to close 12 of its restaurants in the country, following weeks of highly publicized investigations into health and safety at the fast food giant’s locations. “We are closely studying the content of the agency documents to determine what should be done to re-open...

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    Captured Ukrainian border guards sit in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. At Novoazovsk, rebel fighters looked to be in firm control,… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
    Aug29

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    MILAN (AP) – Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow has slipped at least 1,000 Russian … …read more Source: The...

    Russia Demands Ukraine Release Embassy Employees Held On Weapons Charges
    Aug29

    Russia Demands Ukraine Release Embassy Employees Held On Weapons Charges

    Russia says employees of its embassy in Ukrainian capital are being held by Kyiv authorities on weapons charges and is demanding their immediate release. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.Associated Press reporters saw at least a half-dozen tanks in the town of about 12,000 people, bearing the flags of...

    NATO accuses Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty
    Aug29

    NATO accuses Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Putin urges separatists to allow encircled Ukrainian troops to return home. …read more Source: USA...

    Despite evidence, Russia calls Ukraine incursion “conjecture”
    Aug29

    Despite evidence, Russia calls Ukraine incursion “conjecture”

    Proof is mounting that Russia has sent troops, supplies to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, though it denies claims …read more Source:...

    The Russian Ruble Is Getting Slammed (RSX, RUB)
    Aug29

    The Russian Ruble Is Getting Slammed (RSX, RUB)

    The Russian ruble is getting slammed. It’s down 0.6% against the dollar today. In the last two months, the ruble has fallen more than 8%, with 1 U.S. dollar currently buying nearly 37 rubles, up from about 34 in late June. The latest decline in the ruble comes after Russian troops appeared to make additional advances in Ukraine, which...