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    EU: 50-50 Chance Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Will Succeed
    Oct29

    EU: 50-50 Chance Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Will Succeed

    Russia, the European Union and Ukraine have resumed talks aimed at ending a Russian natural gas supply cut as winter approaches. Ukraine’s energy minister, Yuri Prodan, is meeting his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak in Brussels for negotiations mediated by European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Oettinger said there is a...

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament
    Oct29

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament

    Russia’s lower house of parliament is ready to cooperate with the new assembly in Ukraine, its chairman said on Wednesday, although it will be dominated by pro-Western forces. Parties who want to move Kyiv further away from Moscow’s orbit towards mainstream Europe will lead the Verkhovna Rada after an election on Sunday, held despite...

    Nordic, Baltic States Face ‘New Normal’ of Russian Military Threat
    Oct28

    Nordic, Baltic States Face ‘New Normal’ of Russian Military Threat

    Fears of Russia re-asserting its Cold War dominance in the Baltic Sea are forcing countries there to re-think their defenses, prioritizing military spending at home and reducing participation in far-flung U.N. or U.S.-led missions. Sweden’s fruitless search for a submarine – dubbed by locals “The Hunt for Reds in October” – and...

    France to Decide on Russian Warship Deal in November
    Oct28

    France to Decide on Russian Warship Deal in November

    France will wait until next month to decide whether to deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday. French President Francois Hollande had for months resisted pressure from Washington and other allies to scrap the 1.2 billion euro ($1.58 billion) contract before...

    Russia to Recognize ‘People’s Republic’ Election Results
    Oct28

    Russia to Recognize ‘People’s Republic’ Election Results

    Russia announced Tuesday it will recognize the results of upcoming elections in two separatist regions of eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the voting scheduled for November 2 would be important for the “legitimization of power” in the unrecognized “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk. While...

    US Ambassador Hails Ukraine’s Election as Watershed Event
    Oct28

    US Ambassador Hails Ukraine’s Election as Watershed Event

    The United States has hailed Ukraine’s parliamentary election as an important step in the country’s development. Exit polls and partial counts from the Sunday vote show an overwhelming support for pro-Western parties, giving President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to steer the country away from Russia and toward mainstream Europe....

    Heavy Shelling in Rebel-held Eastern Ukraine After Election
    Oct27

    Heavy Shelling in Rebel-held Eastern Ukraine After Election

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    Rights Group: Russia Must Probe Deaths, Abductions in Crimea
    Oct27

    Rights Group: Russia Must Probe Deaths, Abductions in Crimea

    Russia must investigate the deaths and abductions of activists in Crimea who have opposed Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula and ensure the rights of minorities and media are respected, a leading European human rights watchdog said on Monday. In a 16-page report, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks...

    Heavy Shelling in Rebel-held Eastern Ukraine After Election
    Oct27

    Heavy Shelling in Rebel-held Eastern Ukraine After Election

    Heavy shelling rocked the outskirts of the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Monday, one day after the country held a parliamentary election. The Donetsk mayor’s office said “powerful firing has been heard from high-caliber guns and explosions.” Tensions remain high in the area despite a September...

    Russia Ramps Military Probing in the Baltics
    Oct26

    Russia Ramps Military Probing in the Baltics

    NATO says Russia has increased provocative military actions in and around the Baltics in recent months. They include the reported incursion of a Russian spy plane into Estonian airspace earlier this week. “I would suggest that the level of this provocative flying is higher than at the height of the Cold War,” said a NATO spokesman who added that...

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