Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia

Russian, Ukrainian and EU leadership meet tomorrow with the goal of finalizing a natural gas supply agreement as cold winter weather looms. Russia suspended gas shipments to Ukraine in June due to disagreements over price going forward and over $5 billion of unpaid bills for gas already delivered. Ukraine’s state gas company faces financial challenges… Keep reading →

Violence Escalates As Kiev Protests Continue

As the situation in Kiev goes from bad to worse, with intensifying riots and growing casualties, the geopolitical struggle for influence between Russia and Western powers is also ratcheting up. The protests began in November when Russian-friendly President Yanukovych rejected an EU-sponsored trade agreement in favor of Russian support. “Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia… Keep reading →