• Business Insider
    • Six CF-18s headed to Europe to bolster NATO forces response to Ukraine

      OTTAWA - Canada announced Thursday it will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission in response to the crisis in Ukraine, just as top diplomats from the troubled east European country, the U.S. and Russia announced steps that could ease tensions. Prime Minister Stephen…

      The Canadian Press
      • Putin says impossible for Europe to stop buying Russian gas

        Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it would not be possible for Europe, which is trying to cut its reliance on Russian energy, to completely stop buying Russian gas. Putin also said that the transit via Ukraine is the most dangerous element in Europe's gas supply system, and that he…

        Reuters
        • Casualty numbers used as a weapon in Ukraine crisis

          By Alissa de Carbonnel and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Around 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Vladimir Maximovich heard the news that was ricocheting around Russian media and online: at least four pro-Russian activists had been killed and others wounded by Ukrainian…

          Reuters
          • Putin Finally Admits To Sending Troops To Crimea

            Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday...

            Business Insider
            • Canada's criticism of Russia 'makes no difference'

              The Conservative government's tough rhetoric over Russia’s actions in the Ukraine may play well to some voters domestically, but analysts doubt it will have any impact on curtailing Moscow's policies in the region.

              CBC
              • An Internet army of truth-tellers

                The lie couldn’t last for long, not in the Internet Age. On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin admitted for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who took control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last month were Russian soldiers after all, not the local militia that he had claimed. One…

                Christian Science Monitor
                • NATO to send ships to Baltic to bolster defense of eastern European allies

                  By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defense of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the military alliance said on Thursday. Separately, Canada said it had offered six…

                  Reuters
                  • Ukraine restricts Russians' entry, Moscow threatens retaliation

                    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country, where separatist rebellions have broken out, prompting Moscow to threaten retaliation. The Kiev government, which has accused Moscow of stirring up trouble in the…

                    Reuters
                    • Russia mulls lawsuit against U.S. in WTO over sanctions

                      Russia is looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the United States in the World Trade Organisation over sanctions hitting Russian banks, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agencies. St Petersburg-based Bank Rossiya was sanctioned alongside…

                      Reuters
                      • Putin says hopes will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine

                        President Vladimir Putin on Thursday did not rule out sending Russian troops into eastern Ukraine but said he hoped he would not need to, and that diplomacy would serve to resolve the crisis there. In a televised call-in with the nation, Putin said Russia "would do everything possible" to help the…

                        Reuters
                        • NATO chief: alliance increases military presence on eastern border to counter Russian threat

                          BRUSSELS - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic region…

                          The Canadian Press
                          • Business Insider
                            • Companies Map Contingency Plans as Ukraine Crisis Escalates

                              Escalating military action and sanctions are forcing executives around the globe to map out scenarios to safeguard employees, supply chains and assets within and beyond the borders of Ukraine and Russia....

                              The Wall Street Journal
                              • U.S. says OK for Ukraine to restore order, praises Kiev's 'restraint'

                                The White House on Wednesday said it was appropriate for the Ukraine government to take action to restore law and order and urged it to continue to do so in a measured and responsible way. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling on Air Force One that Kiev had responded with…

                                Reuters
                                • Japan postpones foreign minister's trip to Russia

                                  Japan has postponed a visit to Russia by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida that had been planned for later this month, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, as bloodshed in an eastern city in Ukraine threatened to overshadow crisis talks in Geneva. A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the visit…

                                  Reuters
                                  • NATO promises ‘military measures’ in Eastern Europe, Canada continues to review its role

                                    For weeks, the international community has talked tough against Russia's aggression in Ukraine. On Wednesday, NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen upped the ante promising to increase its military footprint in Eastern Europe amid growing concerns about Russian President Vladimir ……

                                    Canada Politics
                                    • Ukraine's Efforts to Regain Control of East Sputter

                                      Ukraine's military operation to wrest control in the east from pro-Russian separatists got off to a chaotic start, as civilians halted army columns, militants hijacked armored vehicles and a clash at at ...

                                      The Wall Street Journal
                                      • EU agrees to Putin's call for gas security talks

                                        By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union told Russian President Vladimir Putin it is willing to hold talks with Moscow and Kiev on gas security as the bloc scrambles to defuse a deep political crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea. European Commission President Jose Manuel…

                                        Reuters
                                        • Lviv hasn't given up on bid for 2022 Winter Olympics despite crisis in Ukraine

                                          LONDON - With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning…

                                          The Canadian Press