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    Putin: Western Intel Services Aiming to Destabilize Russia
    Mar26

    Putin: Western Intel Services Aiming to Destabilize Russia

    President Vladimir Putin says that Western intelligence services have set it as their goal to destabilize Russia especially during upcoming elections, according to the Kremlin’s website. In a speech Thursday in Moscow before top officials of the Federal Security Service, he said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and politicized...

    Syria, Iraq Conflicts Push Asylum Claims to 22-Year High
    Mar26

    Syria, Iraq Conflicts Push Asylum Claims to 22-Year High

    Wars in Syria and Iraq have pushed the number of asylum claims in industrialized countries to a 22-year high, and the United Nations refugee agency found asylum applications in 2014 increased dramatically from the previous year. The UNHCR report Asylum Trends 2014 estimates 866,000 new asylum applications were lodged in 44 of the world’s...

    Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine’s ‘Second War’
    Mar26

    Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine’s ‘Second War’

    The United States is closely watching signs of possible major anti-corruption moves in Ukraine involving the forced resignation of a billionaire governor and the arrest of two top state emergency officials. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the resignation Tuesday of Ihor Kolomoisky, a powerful businessman who had been serving as...

    US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine
    Mar25

    US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine

    Russia’s relations with the West are at a low point, a senior member of the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee said, due to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula one year ago and Moscow’s continuing support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, especially in that country’s eastern Donbas region. Senator...

    In Shattered Ukraine Town, Residents Rebuild Lives
    Mar25

    In Shattered Ukraine Town, Residents Rebuild Lives

    Residents of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine are starting to rebuild their lives after heavy fighting last month destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced many people to flee. Russian-backed separatists took control of the strategic town in February, days after a cease-fire agreement with Ukraine’s Kyiv government was signed. As Adam Bailes...

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting
    Mar25

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting

    The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost...

    Moody’s Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast
    Mar25

    Moody’s Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast

    Moody’s Investors Service cut Ukraine’s credit rating to its second-lowest level Tuesday, while warning that creditors faced deep losses in debt-restructuring negotiations with bondholders. A statement from the credit rating agency said default on repayment of $40 billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund was...

    House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine
    Mar24

    House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine

    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly has approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The resolution was approved Monday by a vote of 348 to 48. There is bipartisan support in Congress to provide the arms to Ukrainian forces...

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Violating Cease-fire
    Mar24

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Violating Cease-fire

    Ukraine again accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of violating the cease-fire agreement the two sides signed in Minsk, Belarus last month, saying the rebels had fired rockets and artillery at Ukrainian military positions in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said six soldiers were wounded in fighting over the previous...

    NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine
    Mar22

    NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine

    NATO’s military commander says the West needs to consider sending defensive weapons to Ukraine to help it counter Russia’s continued involvement supporting pro-Moscow separatists fighting Kyiv’s forces. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told a Brussels conference that he does not think “any tool of (the) United...

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