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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Friday 20 November [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Friday 20 November [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:24 am

FRIDAY

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News -
Putin's terrorists fired 36 times last night.
Lisenko reporting one Ukrainian soldier injured, no deaths yesterday.
Poro meets the Pope. Photos below.

Weather -
Partly cloudy, but still quite warm for the time of year. 7 overnight. High of around 10. Raining now, at 0900.
I spoke to somebody near the Moldovan border. She said it was 14 or 15 there yesterday.
But change is on the way. Next week. Closer to zero. Maybe high of 3 or 4 in the capital.

Update - quite steady rain falling now. Lots and lots of standing water, much from the previous week.
If Putin wants to launch another major tank attack he will have problems. The ground is saturated.


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ATO headquarters: Last night terrorists opened fire 36 times (Zik.ua)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:28 am

http://zik.ua/ua/news/2015/11/20/shtab_ato_za_nich_boyovyky_36_raziv_vidkryvaly_vogon_644712
Of the 36 attacks - 30 - using grenade launchers, anti-aircraft installations, heavy machine guns and small arms - directed at Mar'yintsi, Avdeevka, Novgorod, Opitnoe and Pisky, the press center of ATO page in Facebook.

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In Ukraine, will create a memorial to the heroes, "The Heavenly Hundred" (Fokus.ua)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:36 am

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http://focus.ua/country/340787/

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"Kolomoisky, Firtash and Akhmetov plan for early elections" - expert (Gazeta.ua)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:45 am

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http://gazeta.ua/articles/politics/_kolomojskij-ahmetov-i-firtash-gotuyut-dostrokovi-vibori-ekspert/660671
Who suffered the biggest defeat in local elections?
- The biggest loser was the Radical Party campaign. Its overall result is very low. Most likely, people are tired of populism Lyashko.

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Basically, an interview with somebody discussing the recent elections.
Clearly in the interest of Putin and his supporters to have new elections - and further destabilize Ukraine.
Akhmetov will do what Putin says. Much of his wealth is in Putin occupied Donbas.


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In Russia wages have fallen the most since 1999 - Bloomberg

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:52 am

http://zn.ua/ECONOMICS/v-rossii-zarplaty-upali-do-minimuma-s-1999-goda-bloomberg-196044_.html
In Russia, the [fall in the] level of wages and retail sales reached the lowest level since 1999, which significantly interferes with the RF to correct the negative situation in the economy and get out of the first recession in six years, reports Bloomberg. Real wages of Russians decreased by 10.9% in October compared with a year earlier. And retail sales up to October fell by 11.7% compared to the same period last year. It is reported that the level of consumption in Russia is suffering from long-term inflation and the collapse of the ruble, this situation can lead to the fact that the recession will last and next year, as the market is saturated with oil ...
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No doubt that will make Putin even more popular in Russia!
The original, from bloomberg.com, below


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Russia Sees Biggest Decline in Wages, Retail Sales Since 1999 [engl; Bloomberg]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:55 am

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-19/russia-sees-biggest-decline-in-wages-retail-sales-since-1999
The loss of purchasing power is deepening the prospect that the recession will extend into next year

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Russia topped the ranking of countries whose population is experiencing problems with access to clean toilets

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16 am

Please note - Russian source
http://www.newsru.com/russia/19nov2015/toiletsday.html
In particular, in Russia, according to their data, access to adequate standards of hygiene private toilet lack more than a quarter of the population (27.8%), Moldova - 23.6%, in Romania - 20.9%.
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2015. And more than a quarter of Russians don't have access to a normal toilet. 10 years of Putin so far? And what?

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Rome supports keeping sanctions against Russia until Minsk agreements fulfilled [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:52 am

http://en.censor.net.ua/news/361492/rome_supports_keeping_sanctions_against_russia_until_minsk_agreements_fulfilled
Petro Poroshenko highly praised the position of the Italian parliament in line with the resolution by the Chamber of Deputies to further follow the EU policy of sanctions against Russia until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
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Basically good. You might remember ex-PM scumball Berlusconi - mega corruption - visited Crimea with Putin. Revolting.

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Iraqi oil selling at $30 as OPEC readies for new battles [Engl; Reuters]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:01 am

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/19/uk-iraq-oil-idUKKCN0T80MB20151119
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:13am GMT
Iraq's output in 2015 has jumped almost 500,000 barrels per day (bpd), or 13 percent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). That has made Iraq the world's fastest source of supply growth and a key driver of surging OPEC production.
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Remember - Iranian oil should come online shortly, with sanctions being lifted. And world stocks are reportedly already at record highs.
Ukraine has been very lucky. The massive fall in oil and gas prices has helped steady the ship while it converts from a Soviet to more western style economy.
Otherwise inflation would have been massive, and potentially destructive.

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In Kharkiv SBU found a cache with weapons of Russian origin (Magnolia-TV)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:39 am

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http://magnolia-tv.com/text-news/2015-11-20/65495-u-kharkov-sbu-viyavila-skhovanku-z-zbro-yu-ros-iskogo-pokhodzhennya
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine jointly with the National Police discovered an abandoned storage building in Kharkiv with an arsenal of weapons and ammunition.
From hiding place that was arranged near the ring road, the police seized a grenade launcher RPG-22, four hand grenades with fuses, "zinc" more than one thousand Kalashnikov ammunition.
According to current information, the arsenal was imported to our country from Russia and intended for subversive groups who were planning terrorist acts to destabilize the situation.

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The Daily Vertical: Does Anybody Remember Ukraine? [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:00 am

http://www.rferl.org/content/daily-vertical-does-anybody-remember-ukraine/27375035.html
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Excellent video report from Whitmore. Excellent. 2 minutes long.



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In the district of Donetsk Zaitsevo recorded special forces of the Russian Federation - Tymchuk (Commander)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:17 am

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http://glavcom.ua/news/341824.html

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President: Ukraine received clear signals of support from Italy [engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:30 am

http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/ukrayina-otrimala-chitki-signali-pidtrimki-z-boku-italiyi-pr-36332
President Petro Poroshenko noted that following his meetings with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, Ukraine had enlisted the support in security, anti-corruption and economic spheres, as well as the European integration aspirations.
"The meetings were very constructive, friendly and trustful. We received all the necessary signals of support," the Head of State said.
The President and the Italian leaders discussed the issues of security, economy and politics.
According to Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine has a strong and consistent support from Italy in the issue of security and defense. In particular, Italy considers it necessary to fully implement the Minsk agreements....

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I understand Poro is due to meet the Pope today.
I had a look at the Vatican website, but nothing on this to date.


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"Gazprom" have complained that the weather helps Ukraine (Hvilya)

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http://hvylya.net/news/digest/v-gazprome-pozhalovalis-chto-ukraine-pomogaet-pogoda.html
Ukraine yesterday almost completely stopped importing gas from Russia and from Europe.
This writes "Kommersant", citing data from gas transmission operators.
Deliveries through Slovakia, Hungary and Poland fell to zero, and in Russia - to a symbolic 1 million cubic meters per day. In this selection of storage remains at the same level above 20 million cubic meters.
Ukraine was able to stop imports from the severe warming: the average daily temperature in the central regions is now kept at 6-8 degrees, and weather forecasts, hold out until the end of the week. "Again the weather helps Ukrainians" - complained the source publication in "Gazprom"....

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Yatsenyuk considers Russia's proposals for restructuring [of debt] to be unacceptable (News)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:10 am

11:52
http://business.vesti-ukr.com/124543-jacenjuk-schel-nepriemlimymi-predlozhenija-rossii-po-restrukturizacii

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Oil price stable at 40.5 / 44.5

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:28 am

www.bloomberg.com/energy/

Crude Oil & Natural Gas
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME ET 2 DAY
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 40.53 -0.01 -0.02% DEC 15 04:53:13
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 44.49 +0.31 +0.70% JAN 16 04:53:16
Crude Oil (Tokyo)
JPY/kl 34,150.00 +140.00 +0.41% APR 16 04:52:20
Natural Gas (Nymex)
USD/MMBtu 2.24 -0.04 -1.63% DEC 15 04:52:44
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Good for Ukraine. Also, if Ukraine can hold out on major purchases of gas until the New Year, then the price should again be lower.
The gas price tends to lag oil. Normally agreed via some formula linked to the previous oil price.

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Global warming is helping Ukraine [Russian source]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:37 am

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2857835
... In the past heating season, especially in spring, as the weather was unusually warm, which allowed Ukraine in terms of gas supply to pass the winter without any problems even at low gas reserves. The head of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Roman Vilfand said yesterday that the first ten months of this year, the air temperature was the highest in 120 years of observation and 2015 could be the warmest in history.

This warm weather could create difficulties for long-term contracts, "Gazprom", linked to the price of the petroleum product basket. Goldman Sachs analysts yesterday admitted that the warm weather is expected in the winter in the Northern Hemisphere, where the main consumers of oil products, can lead to pressure on demand. In this case, the price of oil could fall to the level of production costs for the major producers - analysts estimate that the level of $ 20 per barrel (a barrel of Brent is now worth about $ 44). "The weather favors Ukraine, the more that money to import from" Naftogaz "enough" - said the head of the Small Letters Vitaly Kryukov. He notes that "Naftogaz", as well as last year, is trying to save, hoping for a further decline in oil prices, on which the price of gas. In this case, it is now more profitable to raise the gas from the storage facilities, and to purchase Russian gas in the next year, when it will become cheaper....

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During the past day in the ATO zone, one Ukrainian soldier wounded, no dead (MFN)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:54 am

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http://nbnews.com.ua/ru/news/166455/
За прошедшие сутки на Донбассе один украинский военный получил ранения, погибших нет. Об этом на брифинге в пятницу, 20 ноября, ...
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BPP and "Batkivshina" - in the local elections put forward the most deputies (Hvilya)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:00 am

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http://hvylya.net/news/digest/bpp-i-batkivshhina-proveli-v-mestnyie-sovetyi-bolshe-vsego-deputatov.html
The largest number of deputies to the local authorities conducted a "Block Poroshenko" and "Batkivshina"....
The largest number of elected deputies in councils at all levels BPP - 9053 (8882 put forward by the party directly and 231 deputy went to the polls, self-nominated, although a member of the PPO).
In the "Fatherland" Yulia Tymoshenko held in 8896 the local councils of deputies (Party of 8061, 835 - self-nominated).
The other parties received much less mandates:
"Our Country" - 4592; "The opposition bloc" - 4101; The Agrarian Party - 3457; Radical Party Oleg Lyashko - 2555; Ill - 2261; "Revival" - 1759; VO "Svoboda" - 1750; "Samopomich" - 915.

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I think this is simply the number of candidates. Not results.

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Poroshenko meets the Pope (photos) [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:11 am

http://uatoday.tv/politics/poroshenko-meets-the-pope-538224.html
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No details. 45 minute chat.
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After a further look, found this on the Vatican website - but in Italian.
http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2015/11/20/0904/02022.html
Nella mattinata di oggi venerdì 20 novembre 2015, il Presidente dell’Ucraina, S.E. il Sig. Petro Poroshenko, è stato ricevuto in Udienza dal Santo Padre Francesco. Successivamente, il Presidente Poroshenko si è incontrato con S.Em. il Cardinale Pietro Parolin, Segretario di Stato, accompagnato da S.E. Mons. Paul Richard Gallagher, Segretario per i Rapporti con gli Stati.
I cordiali colloqui, nel riaffermare i buoni rapporti fra la Santa Sede e l’Ucraina, sono stati dedicati principalmente alle questioni connesse con la situazione di conflitto nel Paese. Al riguardo, si è condiviso l’auspicio che, con l’impegno di tutte le Parti interessate, siano privilegiate soluzioni politiche, a cominciare dalla piena realizzazione degli Accordi di Minsk. Al contempo, si è espressa preoccupazione per le difficoltà nell’affrontare l’emergenza umanitaria, con particolare riferimento all’accesso delle organizzazioni specializzate all’area toccata dalle ostilità, all’assistenza sanitaria, allo scambio di prigionieri, nonché le ripercussioni economiche e sociali del conflitto su tutto il territorio.
L’incontro è stato occasione per rilevare l’importante ruolo delle Chiese nella società, nonché il contributo delle comunità greco-cattoliche e di rito latino alla vita del Paese.

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Very very diplomatic from the Vatican.
Saying all "interested" parties should abide by the Minsk agreement. I presume Putin just lies and says he is not involved. No mention of Russian aggression from the Catholic Church. Poor really, as there are a lot of catholics in western Ukraine. The Brief also mentions the difficulty of providing emergency humanitarian aid.
Well - Putin does this with his "humanitarian" convoys. Bombs, tanks and the like. Again the Vatican fails to mention this.
Just like the Nazi invasion of Europe - sitting on the fence. My immediate reaction - disappointment.
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Assume Gallagher - from Liverpool - was there to help with English. The Pope is no good at English, but knows Spanish and Italian. Gallagher is good at English and Italian.


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President is on an official visit to the Vatican [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:46 am

http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/prezident-rozpochav-oficijnij-vizit-do-vatikanu-36336
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No details. No info currently.

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Ukraine's chief MH17 expert survives assasination attempt [Engl]

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http://uatoday.tv/crime/ukraine-s-chief-mh17-expert-survives-assasination-attempt-538353.html
...Ruvin has played a key role in the investigation of the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014, and represented Ukraine in a number of international commissions, effectively exposing the manipulation attempts of Russian experts....
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Also involved in Ilovaisk investigation.

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Poroshenko: Pope accepts invitation to visit Ukraine [Engl]l

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:20 am

http://www.unian.info/politics/1189446-poroshenko-pope-accepts-invitation-to-visit-ukraine.html
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https://uk-ua.facebook.com/petroporoshenko
A very moving meeting with Pope Francis. He assured me that never forgets Ukraine and pray for peace in our country.
I asked the Pope to complete the beatification of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky and initiate this procedure on CHMIL Stephen Bishop, who was the spiritual mentor of the Pope in Argentina.
Invited His Holiness to visit Ukraine and he accepted the invitation.

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Poro and Pope

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Photos from Poro's facebook









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9 year old girl is in the "LNR" brigade "ghosts" and idolizes Girkin

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:55 am

http://hromadskeradio.org/2015/11/20/9-richna-divchynka-sluzhyt-v-brygadi-lnr-pryzrak-i-fanatiye-vid-girkina
Богдана Нещерет з Алчевська Bogdana Netsevet, from Alchevsk. Apparently Russian. Prepares food for the terrorists.



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She writes about Girkin,
«А вы знаете, что вы для всех наших людей Гегой?»,
Note the error in Russian - last word - hero. Clearly a young child. A future suicide bomber in Kiev? Who knows... Very sad.

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We learned the name of a Russian general who arrived to check on Donetsk (PHOTO) (Commander)

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http://glavcom.ua/news/341898.html
In Donbass continues inspection of formations and units 1 and 2 AK 12 Command reserve South VO Commission of the General Staff, headed by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Istrakovym SY to test their readiness for the resumption of hostilities.


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Kernes: Lenin monument in Kharkov - will not restore (RL)

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http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/news/27377463.html
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Basically he doesn't know what he is going to do. Maybe a fountain? Maybe a statue of himself!

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Moody's predicts 2% growth for Ukraine in 2016

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http://finance.liga.net/economics/2015/11/20/news/45875.htm

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Will WTI oil fall below 40 dollars a barrel today? It's getting close.

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:35 am

www.bloomberg.com/energy/

Crude Oil & Natural Gas
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME ET 2 DAY
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 40.15 -0.39 -0.96% DEC 15 08:59:50
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 44.30 +0.12 +0.27% JAN 16 09:00:17
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I'm sure it's going to happen soon. Just too much supply, and not enough demand currently.
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Update - 10 minutes later...
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 40.03 -0.51 -1.26% DEC 15 09:08:38
Putin must be pukin' up. All his imperial designs are going to the wasteland.

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Should Russia Join NATO To Help Stop ISIS? Bernie Sanders Calls For New Alliance With Moscow And Arab Countries

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Thursday called for a new alliance among the United States, its closest allies, Russia and some Arab nations to defeat the rise of terrorist groups like the Islamic State group, the Hill reported. In the past, NATO was a major alliance against the former Soviet Union.

“We must create an organization like NATO to confront the security threats of the 21st century -- an organization that emphasizes cooperation and collaboration to defeat the rise of violent extremism and importantly to address the root causes underlying these brutal acts,” Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, said during a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, the Hill reported. “We must work with our NATO partners, and expand our coalition to include Russia and members of the Arab League.”..................

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This is a big mistake. Unless he changes this view, he's lost my consideraton for president. The man is a nice guy, but the US shouldn't get into bed with the devil. It's like pushing aside what the Kremlin's done to Ukraine and all the innocent people that have been killed by the Kremlin in Syria.


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France, Russia at odds over Assad role [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:38 am

http://www.politico.eu/article/france-russia-at-odds-over-assad-role-isil-syria/
Competing draft U.N. resolutions show divisions over how to fight ISIL....
In a surprise move, Russia also re-submitted to the Security Council’s vote a resolution that had previously been rejected, calling for the fight against ISIL to include current Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.....
French ambassador to the U.N. François Delattre said Thursday that France had put its draft in “blue,” meaning that the Security Council could vote on it within 24 hours...

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Putin wants to keep dictator Assad in power. Putin likes dictators. Kim, Lukashenko, Assad...

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Rouble supported as Russia relations thaw

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The rouble enjoyed a strong rally over the course of a week that saw a marked shift in Russia’s standing on the world stage, fuelling debate about the country’s ability to overcome its longstanding political and economic problems.

A small sell-off on Friday did little to dent the rally in the Russian currency, which pushed it 3.2 per cent higher against the dollar since the start of the week...............

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I tend to disabree, as in graph, we can see that it's still devaluing. As of today, it's at $1= 64.7459 RUB and still going up against the dollar.
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The west cannot trade Ukraine for help in Syria (Financial Times)

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An anti-terror alliance with Russia must have clear goals and limits

In Parisian cafés and concert halls, and in the skies over Sinai, hundreds of French and Russian citizens have fallen victim to Islamist terrorism. The result has been the beginnings of an alliance between the French and Russian militaries to fight Isis. France’s president, François Hollande, will next week visit Moscow and Washington to try to broaden the co-operation. Efforts are under way at the UN Security Council finally to agree a resolution on a common war against jihadis in Syria.

Co-operation between western countries and Russia in this battle makes some sense. But it should be clearly delineated, have ground rules, and pursue agreed goals. Above all, it should involve no unsavoury compromises over Moscow’s meddling in Ukraine, which risked spreading Middle East-style turmoil to the heart of Europe....................

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