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    Blast in Eastern Ukraine kills one patrol team member, wounds two
    Apr23

    Blast in Eastern Ukraine kills one patrol team member, wounds two

    A patrol member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was killed and two were injured Sunday in a “serious security incident in Luhansk region” in Eastern Ukraine. The organization tweeted that two armored vehicles and six patrol members were involved in the incident. A Ukrainian foreign ministry official said the team...

    A tale of two Slavic strongmen
    Apr17

    A tale of two Slavic strongmen

    KIEV, Ukarine — On the surface, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have every reason to be bosom buddies. Both are strongmen of the Russian-speaking world, their states linked in a federal union. They have no qualms about jailing or “disappearing†their...

    In Ukraine, health care is free (except when it’s not)
    Apr14

    In Ukraine, health care is free (except when it’s not)

    BILOZERKA, Ukraine — It’s an early Saturday afternoon, and almost no personnel are left on duty at the Bilozerka village hospital in the southern Kherson region of Ukraine, not far from Russia-occupied Crimea. I’m advised to hurry if I want to try to catch the specialist I’m looking for. If...

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report
    Apr04

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report

    The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. increased fears of instability and emboldened populists in Europe, according to a report out Tuesday by a human rights group. The U.S. based NGO Freedom House’s annual Nations in Transit report found there had been one of the biggest democratic declinesÂ...

    Lithuania defense minister fears Russian invasion
    Apr03

    Lithuania defense minister fears Russian invasion

    Russia’s claims that Vilnius does not belong to Lithuania could be laying the groundwork for a possible invasion, Lithuania’s Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis told the Guardian in an interview published Monday. “Russia is a threat,” Karoblis said. “They are saying our capital Vilnius should not belong to Lithuania because...

    Ukraine suspects Russian role in lawmaker’s murder
    Mar23

    Ukraine suspects Russian role in lawmaker’s murder

    KIEV — After three decades of mob power and three years of revolution, Kiev is no stranger to the sound of bullets. But the murder of exiled Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov on Thursday outside the swanky Premier Palace hotel was shocking nonetheless. In broad daylight at a busy intersection, three bodies lay in pools of blood: one...

    Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision
    Mar22

    Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision

    Ukraine has banned Russia’s entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest because she has performed in Crimea, the BBC reported Wednesday. In 2015, Yulia Samoylova sang in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in may 2014. Ukraine’s SBU security service said she will be banned for her “illegal” visit. SBU has blacklisted at least 140...

    Ukraine blocks road and rail links with breakaway regions
    Mar15

    Ukraine blocks road and rail links with breakaway regions

    KIEV — Ukraine’s government said Wednesday it would cut off all transport connections with Russian-backed separatist territories in the country’s east, potentially undermining a fragile ceasefire and jeopardizing the country’s tentative economic recovery. The announcement was made at a special meeting of...

    Trump’s pick for national security role now lobbying for Ukrainian tycoon
    Mar14

    Trump’s pick for national security role now lobbying for Ukrainian tycoon

    Monica Crowley, who had been tapped for a national security post in the Trump White House before being derailed by plagiarism allegations, has found a new job: lobbying for a Ukrainian tycoon. Crowley registered on Friday to provide “outreach services” on behalf of Victor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian steel magnate who’s given millions to the...

    Ukraine’s fight against fake news goes global
    Mar12

    Ukraine’s fight against fake news goes global

    KIEV, Ukraine — When “little green men†invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraine’s Euro-revolution as a “fascist coup d’état.†A group of professors and students struck back and unwittingly made history that spring...

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