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    Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-backed Attack
    Nov18

    Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-backed Attack

    Ukraine’s military is preparing to repel a possible assault by Russian-backed rebels in the east following reports of Russian military reinforcements crossing the border. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said they are ready for total war. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Ukraine’s front lines in the Donetsk and...

    Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-Backed Rebel Attack
    Nov18

    Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-Backed Rebel Attack

    Ukraine’s military is preparing to repel a possible assault by Russian-backed rebels in the east following reports of Russian military reinforcements crossing the border. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said Monday in an interview with the daily German daily Bild that the country is ready for total war. Ukraine’s military...

    Georgian Leader Tells EU, NATO He Remains on Pro-Western Path
    Nov18

    Georgian Leader Tells EU, NATO He Remains on Pro-Western Path

    Georgia’s prime minister told the European Union and NATO on Monday that his country remained firmly committed to integration with both organizations after his dismissal of a pro-Western minister caused a political crisis. Irakly Garibashvili sparked the resignation of his foreign minister and the walkout of one of the six parties in his...

    Russia Oil Czar to Meet With OPEC in Vienna
    Nov17

    Russia Oil Czar to Meet With OPEC in Vienna

    Top Russian oil producer Rosneft said Chief Executive Igor Sechin would fly to Vienna on Nov. 25 for an energy market conference, just two days before OPEC meets in the city to debate the plunge in oil prices. The state-backed company declined further comment on Monday, but the surprise announcement raised speculation in oil markets that Sechin,...

    EU Moves to Sanction Separatists as E. Ukraine Fighting Intensifies
    Nov17

    EU Moves to Sanction Separatists as E. Ukraine Fighting Intensifies

    European Union foreign ministers moved Monday to ratchet up sanctions against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, amid reports of intensified fighting in the region. EU diplomats reported that the foreign ministers, who were meeting in Brussels, have asked EU officials to put more separatists on the bloc’s sanctions list. However,...

    Putin Admits Russian Troop Role in Crimea Annexation
    Nov17

    Putin Admits Russian Troop Role in Crimea Annexation

    Contradicting previous denials, President Vladimir Putin has admitted that Russia’s armed forces played a role in events leading up to Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, but denied direct involvement of his country’s military in a referendum that was used to justify the move, according to an interview...

    Russia Plays Big Role in Cyber Spying, Hacking
    Nov17

    Russia Plays Big Role in Cyber Spying, Hacking

    Even in these times of incessant cyber-attacks and Internet hacks, the news took many security analysts by surprise – and led to the doors of the Kremlin. Late in October, computer networks at the White House were breached by an outside group, causing disruptions throughout the entire system. White House officials were quick to point out that the...

    Polish Diplomats Given 48 Hours to Leave Russia
    Nov17

    Polish Diplomats Given 48 Hours to Leave Russia

    Russia said on Monday several of its diplomats had been expelled from Poland and that a number of Polish diplomats had left Russia after Moscow took “adequate” measures in return. Ties between Russia and European Union member states have been strained by the crisis in Ukraine and by EU sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula...

    MH17 Wreckage Removal Begins in E. Ukraine
    Nov16

    MH17 Wreckage Removal Begins in E. Ukraine

    Local emergency workers recovered human remains and aircraft parts Sunday from the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, four months after the plane was downed, killing 298 people. Dutch inspectors had hoped to examine the crash site themselves, but they remain concerned about the safety of their staff in the...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Recovery in Ukraine
    Nov16

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Recovery in Ukraine

    Local Ukraine emergency services have begun collecting parts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage from its crash site in the middle of the conflict zone, Dutch air accident investigators said Sunday. The flight was downed on July 17, killing 298 people, two-thirds of them Dutch citizens. …read more Source: Voice of...

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