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Ukraine separatist fighters had missile

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

DONETSK — A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and it could have originated in Russia.
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U.S. to act ‘in days’ if no Russian action in Ukraine

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States government said Monday it will decide “in days” on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine.
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Ukraine President threatens military operation as unrest grows.

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Thomas Grove and Natalia Zinets

SLAVIANSK/KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president on Monday threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the east ignored an ultimatum to leave and another group of rebe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U.S. approves Ukraine aid

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills Thursday to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over Russia’s ann…continue reading on dglobe.com

OPINION: Counter Putin with action on Keystone XL

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald

Why has Vladimir Putin succeeded? In part, because he understands the virtue of decisiveness. He acted: He assessed the risks of intervening in Ukraine, judged them acceptable, and gave the orders.

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OPINION: Counter Putin with action on Keystone XL

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald

Why has Vladimir Putin succeeded? In part, because he understands the virtue of decisiveness. He acted: He assessed the risks of intervening in Ukraine, judged them acceptable, and gave the orders.

Mind you, the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Hoeven, Canadian ambassador Doer stress need for Keystone XL, energy independence: Hoeven says energy ‘juggernaut’ could help in situations like Ukraine’s

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Canada’s ambassador to the United States joined U.S. Sen. John Hoeven here Wednesday in making a renewed push for the Keystone XL pipeline that awaits President Barack Obama’s approval, promoting it as key to achieving energy indepen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven, Canadian ambassador Doer stress need for Keystone XL, energy independence: Hoeven says energy ‘juggernaut’ could help in situations like Ukraine’s

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Canada’s ambassador to the United States joined U.S. Sen. John Hoeven here Wednesday in making a renewed push for the Keystone XL pipeline that awaits President Barack Obama’s approval, promoting it as key to achieving energy indepen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

EU to adopt Russia sanctions as Crimea crisis deepens

March 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BRUSSELS — The European Union will raise the stakes in a confrontation with Russia over Ukraine on Monday by slapping sanctions on Russian officials, a day after voters in Ukraine’s Crimea region opted to join Russia in a referendum the EU condemned…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GUEBERT: Ag’s Big Boys heavily invested in Ukraine

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

When Vladimir Putin sent his nation’s armed, but unmarked, troops into sovereign territory of Ukraine, he became the latest in a long line of [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”603455″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com