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    Merits of Giving Ukraine Lethal Aid Debated
    Nov25

    Merits of Giving Ukraine Lethal Aid Debated

    US Vice President Joe Biden has condemned what he calls Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine, but stopped short of saying the US will provide Ukraine with lethal aid. He commented before wrapping up a visit to Ukraine that included talks with President Petro Poroshenko. But the White House nominee to fill the number two position at the State...

    Lithuania Protests Russian Blockade at Border
    Nov24

    Lithuania Protests Russian Blockade at Border

    The ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania accused Moscow on Monday of blocking its vehicles and goods at the Russian border, and summoned its ambassador to protest. “The drivers report that all traffic from Lithuania was blocked as of this morning,” said Algimantas Kondrusevicius, president of the Lithuanian truckers’ association...

    Putin Strengthens Ties with Georgia Breakaway Region
    Nov24

    Putin Strengthens Ties with Georgia Breakaway Region

    President Vladimir Putin signed a “strategic partnership” agreement with Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory. Russia and Georgia fought a war in 2008 over Abkhazia and a twin region of South Ossetia, provoking the worst crisis between Moscow and the West...

    Russia Suspends Coal Supplies to Ukraine
    Nov24

    Russia Suspends Coal Supplies to Ukraine

    Ukraine’s energy minister said on Monday Russia had suspended coal supplies to Ukraine, a blow to domestic energy suppliers who are struggling with a severe lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east. On November 12 Prodan said Ukraine would have to rely on Russian coal to get through the winter...

    Poroshenko: Lithuania to Supply Ukraine With Military Aid
    Nov24

    Poroshenko: Lithuania to Supply Ukraine With Military Aid

    Lithuania is to provide Ukraine with some military aid to help in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday. It was not clear, however, if Lithuania was following fellow NATO member the United States in providing non-lethal military equipment, or supplying weaponry....

    Russia to Lose Billions Over Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices
    Nov24

    Russia to Lose Billions Over Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices

    Russia’s finance minister says Russia is on a course to lose more than $100 billion due to Western sanctions and falling oil prices. Anton Siluanov said Monday at an economic forum in Moscow that Russia could lose as much as $40 billion per year because of Western sanctions. The United States and the European Union have imposed several...

    Last Parts of MH-17 Wreckage Cleared From E. Ukraine
    Nov23

    Last Parts of MH-17 Wreckage Cleared From E. Ukraine

    Dutch air crash investigators have completed their recovery of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that was downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine four months ago. Workers sent the last pieces of the airliner on a train Sunday from the area controlled by pro-Russian separatists to the Ukrainian government-held city of...

    Foreign Ministers Meet As Iran Talks’ Deadline Looms
    Nov23

    Foreign Ministers Meet As Iran Talks’ Deadline Looms

    Foreign ministers from as many as seven countries are gathering in Vienna for the final push to the midnight Monday deadline in talks on the future of Iran’s nuclear program. Most of the top-level work at these talks has been done by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who met again Sunday....

    Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine
    Nov23

    Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine

    During a weekend commemoration for millions who died of starvation in Ukraine in the early 1930s, President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at Soviet-era totalitarianism for causing the deaths and accused today’s Russian-backed rebels in the east of using similar tactics. Soviet leaders refused to acknowledge the famine of 1932 and 1933. They...

    Russian Foreign Minister: West Wants ‘Regime Change’ in Moscow
    Nov23

    Russian Foreign Minister: West Wants ‘Regime Change’ in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of seeking a “regime change” in Russia by imposing sanctions because of the Ukraine conflict. Lavrov said Saturday that prominent figures in Western countries are saying there is a need to impose sanctions that will destroy Russia’s economy and incite public protests....

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