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    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...

    1 serviceman, 1 civilian killed despite cease-fire: Ukraine official
    Sep27

    1 serviceman, 1 civilian killed despite cease-fire: Ukraine official

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

    Ukraine says 1 serviceman, 1 civilian killed in past day despite cease-fire
    Sep27

    Ukraine says 1 serviceman, 1 civilian killed in past day despite cease-fire

    A Ukrainian security official says one serviceman and one civilian have been killed in the past day as rebels in the east continue attacks despite a cease-fire declared three weeks ago. …read more Source: FOX...

    Deal reached to provide Ukraine with Russian gas
    Sep27

    Deal reached to provide Ukraine with Russian gas

    BERLIN — European officials said they had brokered a deal between Russia and Ukraine aimed at ensuring gas flows to keep factories running and homes warm over the coming six months, despite a dispute between Moscow and Kiev over the size of Ukraine’s outstanding bills. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Grim Homecomings in Ukraine’s East
    Sep27

    Grim Homecomings in Ukraine’s East

    A grim homecoming in eastern Ukraine. Many had fled the fighting between Ukraine forces and pro-Russian separatists. Now, with a ceasefire largely holding, some come home amid hopes of returning to a sense of normalcy. With sporadic shelling still striking the region — fear is also part of the new normal. …read more Source: The Boston...