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      Sanctions Threat Weighs On Russian Oil Industry
      Jun23

      Sanctions Threat Weighs On Russian Oil Industry

      Russia’s economy runs on oil and gas, but with Russia’s economy on the edge of recession, a new threat has emerged: possible sanctions against energy technology sales from the West. The World Petroleum Congress was supposed to bring together Russia, the world’s largest energy producer, and the United States, the world’s...

      Ukraine rebels promise to abide by cease-fire
      Jun23

      Ukraine rebels promise to abide by cease-fire

      President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan gets off to a successful start; rebels also promise to release kidnapped European observers …read more Source:...

      Complex Russia-Ukraine Relationship Has Deep Roots
      Jun23

      Complex Russia-Ukraine Relationship Has Deep Roots

      Despite a common culture and shared history, Russia and Ukraine have at times had a tumultuous relationship over the past century, the roots of which led to the current standoff between the two nations. From Moscow, Michael Eckels reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

      New Ukraine FM Seen Bringing Sober Style to Kyiv Diplomacy
      Jun23

      New Ukraine FM Seen Bringing Sober Style to Kyiv Diplomacy

      One day after then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych unexpectedly scuttled plans to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union at a Vilnius summit, his envoy in Berlin took to German radio to explain Kyiv’s decision. But Pavlo Klimkin also seized the moment to express his personal frustration with the move before quickly...

      Source: Russia Offered Baltics Cheaper Gas for NATO Exit
      Jun23

      Source: Russia Offered Baltics Cheaper Gas for NATO Exit

      Lithuania’s president says that Russia, in an effort to maintain influence over territories that were once part of the Soviet Union, has set out to make the Baltic states “unreliable partners” for NATO and the European Union. In an interview with Germany’s Focus magazine, Dalia Grybauskaite said that according to her...

      Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine Agree to Cease-Fire
      Jun23

      Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine Agree to Cease-Fire

      The leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic said the rebels in eastern Ukraine would match the government’s commitment. …read more Source: The New York...

      Ukraine Volunteer Militia Deploys to East Amid Cease-fire
      Jun23

      Ukraine Volunteer Militia Deploys to East Amid Cease-fire

      More volunteers with Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion, a pro-government militia that recently merged with the National Guard, were preparing to deploy to the restive east Monday – in the middle of a temporary cease-fire declared just days earlier by the country’s new president. The deployment comes at a time when they are technically...

      Ukraine crisis: Peace talks underway in Donetsk
      Jun23

      Ukraine crisis: Peace talks underway in Donetsk

      Talks to end the uprising in eastern Ukraine have begun, bringing together a former Ukrainian president, the Russian ambassador and pro-Russian rebel leaders along with European officials, the Interfax news agency says. …read more Source:...

      Images from Ukraine
      Jun23

      Images from Ukraine

      …read more Source: Voice of America

      Russian Army Holds Large-Scale Military Drill
      Jun23

      Russian Army Holds Large-Scale Military Drill

      Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on June 21 announced a multipurpose exercise in Russia’s Central Military District. Soldiers in the city of Samara were put on full combat alert in a surprise test of their combat readiness. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...