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    While the world is distracted, Putin escalates his war in Ukraine
    Aug18

    While the world is distracted, Putin escalates his war in Ukraine

    Why spark a new battle, now? The seizure of Crimea was hugely popular at home, and Mr. Putin may be hoping for a lift before the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections, perhaps distracting Russians from the economic troubles brought on in part by Western sanctions. Mr. Putin may also calculate that — with the United States […] …read more Source:...

    Investigation into corruption of the Yanukovych regime  has yielded no results
    Aug18

    Investigation into corruption of the Yanukovych regime has yielded no results

    In March 2014 the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine opened the first criminal proceeding against the fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovych and other figures in the corrupt regime (former government officials, businessmen, etc.) a.k.a. “The Family”. To date, not a single member of the regime has been brought to justice. The key...

    Why Putin Turns the Heat Up on Ukraine Now
    Aug18

    Why Putin Turns the Heat Up on Ukraine Now

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may be preparing a new offensive in Ukraine. Russia has prepared an excuse for a military incursion to connect Crimea with rebel-held areas of the Donbas in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    76-year-old Russian on trial for peaceful protest granted asylum in Ukraine
    Aug18

    76-year-old Russian on trial for peaceful protest granted asylum in Ukraine

    Vladimir Ionov has been granted political asylum in Ukraine, eight months after he was forced to flee likely imprisonment for peaceful protest in Russia under the draconian new anti-protest laws …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Scandalous amnesty law that could waive liability for Maidan crimes vetoed
    Aug18

    Scandalous amnesty law that could waive liability for Maidan crimes vetoed

    President Petro Poroshenko has used his power of veto against a draft bill which in its present form could have removed liability for crimes against Maidan activists, looters and other serious offences …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Imprisoned Ukrainian Blogger Escapes from Russian-Occupied Crimea
    Aug18

    Imprisoned Ukrainian Blogger Escapes from Russian-Occupied Crimea

    One of the ever-increasing number of Russia’s political prisoners in occupied Crimea is free! After a year spent in detention on ‘extremism’ charges, Yury Ilchenko, Sevastopol teacher and blogger, was released under house arrest. Expecting no justice from a court in Russian-occupied Crimea, Ilchenko decided to flee to mainland...

    Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks
    Aug17

    Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

    (Photo: Gage Skidmore | Flickr) Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in November. If the election were held today, according to statistician Nate Silver, Trump...

    Unfortunately, There’s Nothing Unusual About Manafort’s Ukraine Consulting
    Aug17

    Unfortunately, There’s Nothing Unusual About Manafort’s Ukraine Consulting

    Image credit: istockDoing business with shady Slavs is routine for K Street bottom feeders of both parties. …read more Source: Hoover...

    Tusk calls Russia’s account of Ukraine events ‘unreliable’
    Aug17

    Tusk calls Russia’s account of Ukraine events ‘unreliable’

    EU Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko believed Russia’s account of recent events in the strife-torn east of the country was “unreliable”. …read more Source:...

    FPI Resources on the Russian Military Build-up around Ukraine
    Aug17

    FPI Resources on the Russian Military Build-up around Ukraine

    …read more Source: Foreign Policy...

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