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    [Ticker] Ukrainians to get EU visa-free talks ‘before summer’
    Feb10

    [Ticker] Ukrainians to get EU visa-free talks ‘before summer’

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told Ukrainian prime minister Volodymyr Groysman in Brussels on Friday that Ukrainian nationals would be able to visit the EU without a visa “before summer.” Juncker added that he was also prepared to disburse a further €600 million aid after Ukraine introduced a bill to lift a ban on wood exports...

    Family life amid the shelling in eastern Ukraine’s warzone
    Feb10

    Family life amid the shelling in eastern Ukraine’s warzone

    Mariika Savkevich plays her family’s old upright piano with practiced skill and intensity, her music defying the war that is being fought just down the road. …read more Source:...

    Russia: Prospect of extending nuclear treaty with US will ‘depend on the position of our American partners’
    Feb10

    Russia: Prospect of extending nuclear treaty with US will ‘depend on the position of our American partners’

    Russia-U.S. relations have been strained over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and allegations of Russia hacking in the U.S. presidential election. …read more Source: Business...

    Russian troops are preparing for a “time of war”
    Feb10

    Russian troops are preparing for a “time of war”

    Russian troops have been preparing for “a time of war” this week. At the direction of President Vladimir Putin, more than 45,000 troops have been taking part in a series of military manoeuvres to test how prepared the country’s army is for future combat. However one expert in Russian military warns that the true motivation behind the attack...

    Digong’s ‘neutral’ foreign policy
    Feb10

    Digong’s ‘neutral’ foreign policy

    President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte made a big splash in the international scene by declaring that he was pursuing an “independent” foreign policy. Then he declared his “separation” from the U.S.; threatened to terminate military treaties with the U.S. and proposed a defense alliance with China and Russia. The world leaders did not bat an eye. But...

    Holocaust Memorial Museum to digitize Ukrainian Museum-Archives’ DP collection
    Feb10

    Holocaust Memorial Museum to digitize Ukrainian Museum-Archives’ DP collection

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington and the Ukrainian Museum-Archives (UMA) of Cleveland have signed a cooperation agreement to digitize UMA’s collection of archived materials from post-World War II Displaced Persons (DP) camps. The agreement was signed on February 6 at the Holocaust Museum in Washington by...

    Canadian military mission in Ukraine planning ahead despite deadline, says MP
    Feb10

    Canadian military mission in Ukraine planning ahead despite deadline, says MP

    OTTAWA – Although the Canadian government has yet to announce an extension to Operation UNIFIER in western Ukraine, Canadian soldiers who have been training their Ukrainian counterparts there since 2015 are planning well into 2018, according to a Canadian member of Parliament who was in Ukraine last month. Former Conservative Cabinet Minister...

    Merkel-Poroshenko meeting shows deep freeze of “Normandy” format negotiations
    Feb10

    Merkel-Poroshenko meeting shows deep freeze of “Normandy” format negotiations

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 30, in Berlin, for an “exchange of views” on the “conflict in Ukraine,” “the peace process and the implementation of the Minsk armistice” (Bundeslanzlerin.de, January 27, 30). Those code words are widely used in Western Europe to avoid designating that...

    Russia’s war in Ukraine does not help Kremlin to befriend Trump
    Feb10

    Russia’s war in Ukraine does not help Kremlin to befriend Trump

    The sharp escalation in artillery battles in the Donbas war zone one day after the January 28 telephone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was certainly not a coincidence. No leaks about the content of the 45-minute-long exchange have appeared in the Russian media, and the official summary...

    Trump and Poroshenko  have phone conversation
    Feb10

    Trump and Poroshenko have phone conversation

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The presidents of the United States and Ukraine had a telephone conversation on Saturday, February 4, discussing several topics, including the ongoing war in Ukraine’s east. A readout of the call released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary, reported: “President Donald J. Trump just had [5 p.m. Saturday] a...