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Debate: Is Warsaw trying to block critical NGO?
Aug17

Debate: Is Warsaw trying to block critical NGO?

Poland has registered Ludmila Koslovska, president of the NGO Open Dialog Foundation, in the Schengen Information System for “security reasons”. Because she is now on the list of persona non grata in this database she was refused entry to Brussels on Thursday and forced to return to her home country, Ukraine. Journalists disagree...

‘Betrayed’ Paul Manafort stares down ex-partner Rick Gates
Aug17

‘Betrayed’ Paul Manafort stares down ex-partner Rick Gates

As Rick Gates testified to a packed courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday, he carefully avoided making eye contact with his former business partner and mentor, Paul Manafort. But as Gates implicated himself and Manafort in multiple criminal acts, Manafort — who could spend the rest of his life in prison — fixed the cooperating witness with...

Russia reacts angrily as EU adds 6 companies to sanctions list
Aug17

Russia reacts angrily as EU adds 6 companies to sanctions list

Russia reacted furiously on Wednesday to new EU sanctions imposed on companies involved in constructing the Kerch bridge between Russia and the annexed Crimea peninsula. The Council of the EU on Tuesday added six Russian companies to its sanctions list, citing their role in building the bridge. “Through their actions they supported the...

Russian Orthodox Church a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine, says president
Aug17

Russian Orthodox Church a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine, says president

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday called the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church a national security threat. At a ceremony marking the country’s conversion to Christianity 1,030 years ago, AFP reported that the Ukrainian leader said that the Russian church’s sway among Ukrainian believers is a “direct threat...

Pompeo: Russia should end annexation of Crimea
Aug17

Pompeo: Russia should end annexation of Crimea

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to end its annexation of Crimea in a declaration Wednesday, reaffirming a long-held U.S. position a week after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The United States calls on Russia to respect the principles to which it has long claimed to adhere and...

I’m on Putin’s hit list but I’m not the real victim
Aug17

I’m on Putin’s hit list but I’m not the real victim

Russian prosecutors last week released a list of Americans they want to question in connection with their bogus criminal case against Hermitage Capital founder William Browder. I was one of a number of current and former U.S. officials on that list, which has become known as “Putin’s enemies list.” Browder, American born but a British...

Fear of Russia Draws Moldova and Ukraine Together
May28

Fear of Russia Draws Moldova and Ukraine Together

Joint border checkpoints are just the latest sign of a burgeoning partnership between Ukraine and Moldova – as both countries unite to resist Russia’s ambitions in the region. …read more Source: Balkan...

Poland offers US up to $2 billion for permanent military base
May27

Poland offers US up to $2 billion for permanent military base

Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet. The Polish offer reflects a long-standing desire in Warsaw to build closer security relations with the U.S. and put American boots on the ground. The push dates...

Elon Musk’s plan to rate ‘truth’ trolled
May26

Elon Musk’s plan to rate ‘truth’ trolled

Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has drawn the ire of journalists over his plan to launch a site called “Pravda” — “truth” in Russian — to keep tabs on the media. The billionaire innovator, who has lashed out at the media over negative reports of his electric vehicles business, said he wants to create a service that would rate journalists...

Debate: Investigators: Moscow to blame for MH17 crash
May25

Debate: Investigators: Moscow to blame for MH17 crash

A team of international investigators has officially pinned responsibility for the downing of flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 on Russian troops. The Buk surface-to-air missile system was moved to a base in Kursk in Donbass shortly before the plane was downed, the team concluded. Commentators examine why this tragedy that cost 298...

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