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    Russia Warns US on Bill Authorizing Military Hardware to Ukraine
    Dec13

    Russia Warns US on Bill Authorizing Military Hardware to Ukraine

    Russia says there will be repercussions if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. Deputy Foreign Secretary Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday blamed “anti-Russian moods” in Washington for the new bill authorizing lethal military aid to Kyiv and deeper sanctions against Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in...

    Russia Protests US Aid for Ukraine Military
    Dec12

    Russia Protests US Aid for Ukraine Military

    Russia is criticizing legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing $350 million in military aid to Ukraine and new sanctions against key state-controlled Russian companies. If President Barack Obama signs into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, the United States will provide Ukraine with anti-tank and armor-piercing weapons,...

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit
    Dec12

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit

    India faced criticism and questions a day after the leader of Crimea, the Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited the South Asian country. Sergey Aksyonov arrived with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the Indian capital Thursday for a one-day summit. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed India, saying the country was...

    ‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine
    Dec12

    ‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president says a “fragile” cease-fire is actually in place for the first time in his country’s seven-month conflict between government troops and Russian-back separatists. Petro Poroshenko said Friday that 24 hours had passed without any deaths or injuries of his soldiers. Poroshenko said if the cease-fire held...

    Poland Reports ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Maneuvers in Baltic
    Dec12

    Poland Reports ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Maneuvers in Baltic

    Russia’s military is engaging in an unprecedented amount of activity around the Baltic Sea, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Thursday. The minister said that Poland, a member of the NATO defense alliance, was not under threat of attack and the Russian maneuvers were most likely designed to test how NATO forces in the region...

    Russian Ruble Continues Its Slide in Value
    Dec11

    Russian Ruble Continues Its Slide in Value

    The value of the Russian ruble has sunk to new lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro, even as Moscow’s central bank raised its key interest rate again in an effort to bolster the country’s faltering economy. The Russian currency moved above 55 rubles to the dollar for the first time Thursday, and also to new depths against the...

    Obama Cautious on More Russia Sanctions Unless Europe Agrees
    Dec11

    Obama Cautious on More Russia Sanctions Unless Europe Agrees

    President Barack Obama expressed caution on Thursday about the possibility of the United States adding more sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine because it could cause divide Washington and Europe. With some lawmakers on Capitol Hill considering more sanctions, Obama told the President’s Export Council that the current...

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference
    Dec11

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference

    Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors come up with more funds on top of the financial aid already promised, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday. A year of revolution and war with pro-Russian separatists has pushed Ukraine’s hryvnia currency to record lows and crippled the economy, which was already near...

    Russia-Turkey Pipeline Has Economic, Strategic Motives
    Dec11

    Russia-Turkey Pipeline Has Economic, Strategic Motives

    Russia’s decision to cancel a gas pipeline to Bulgaria in preference to Turkey is being heralded as an important victory for Ankara in its ambitions to become a regional energy hub. But there are growing doubts over how advantageous the pipeline will be for Turkey. The memorandum of understanding signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec11

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks

    Russia is sparing no effort to convene another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, criticizing Kyiv’s reluctance to do so. Kyiv’s envoy to the talks, which also bring together Moscow, pro-Russian separatists and the OSCE European watchdog, said on...

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