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    Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine (+video)
    Mar24

    Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine (+video)

    Denis Voronenkov, a key witness in a Ukrainian treason case against pro-Russia former president Viktor Yanukovich, was shot by an unidentified assailant in central Kiev on Thursday. His death fueled tensions between the two countries. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine

    Denis Voronenkov, a key witness in a Ukrainian treason case against pro-Russia former president Viktor Yanukovich, was shot by an unidentified assailant in central Kiev on Thursday. His death fueled tensions between the two countries. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Sweden revives military draft, eyeing resurgent Russia
    Mar02

    Sweden revives military draft, eyeing resurgent Russia

    Conscription was gradually watered down after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but a resurgent Russia and tensions over the conflict in Ukraine have left politicians on both sides of the aisle looking to boost military capability. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    In Ukraine, blockade threatens to force issue at heart of civil war
    Feb28

    In Ukraine, blockade threatens to force issue at heart of civil war

    Coal shipments from rebel regions and bound for Ukrainian power stations have been halted for a month by armed men beyond the control of President Poroshenko and Russian-backed rebels. The aim may be to build momentum toward a breakup. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    How uncertainty over Trump is fueling Ukraine’s latest deadly violence
    Feb02

    How uncertainty over Trump is fueling Ukraine’s latest deadly violence

    Though their explanations differ, Kiev, Moscow, and the rebels in the restive Donbass region all point to the new US administration’s ambivalence about Ukraine as cause for the spate of fighting. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine? (+video)
    Feb01

    Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine? (+video)

    A surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine over recent days has led to the highest death toll in weeks. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine?
    Jan31

    Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine?

    A surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine over recent days has led to the highest death toll in weeks. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    In 2017, Putin faces his toughest challenge: Russian pessimism
    Dec27

    In 2017, Putin faces his toughest challenge: Russian pessimism

    After several years of economic hardship and international pressure over its annexation of Crimea, Russia may see its lot improve next year. But most are skeptical of the possibility of lasting change. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    At quick summit meeting, Obama and Putin talk Syria, Ukraine
    Nov21

    At quick summit meeting, Obama and Putin talk Syria, Ukraine

    In what is likely to be their last meeting before the US president leaves office, Mr. Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Syria and Ukraine for about four minutes Sunday as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Peru. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    US, Britain weigh new sanctions on Russia. But have the old ones worked? (+video)
    Oct21

    US, Britain weigh new sanctions on Russia. But have the old ones worked? (+video)

    Though Russia’s economy has suffered in recent years, due in part to Western sanctions over Russian activities in Ukraine, the Kremlin – and the Russian public – have shown little sign of yielding. …read more Source: Christian Science...

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