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    Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union
    Jun22

    Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Olympics. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Russia’s use of state-sponsored doping to try to resurrect the glory of Soviet athletics has backfired, with its track and field athletes becoming the first entire team ever banned from the Olympics. But Russia isn’t the only country in the region to go into overdrive on performance-enhancing...

    Euro 2016: Ukraine 0-1 Poland
    Jun22

    Euro 2016: Ukraine 0-1 Poland

    Half-time substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski struck the decisive blow as Poland confirmed their participation in the knockout stage and ensured Ukraine will travel home from UEFA Euro 2016 without a point or a goal to their name. …read more Source:...

    France’s Hollande sees Ukraine summit next month (AFP)
    Jun22

    France’s Hollande sees Ukraine summit next month (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – France believes a new four-way summit on Ukraine is possible next month in the light of “progress” in the crisis, the French government said Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian President Putin slams NATO for ‘aggressive’ activities, rhetoric
    Jun22

    Russian President Putin slams NATO for ‘aggressive’ activities, rhetoric

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday slammed NATO for ratcheting up its rhetoric and aggression close to Russia’s border and warned that Moscow was being forced to increase its military capacity. “NATO is stepping up its aggressive rhetoric and its aggressive actions close to our borders,” Putin told lawmakers. “In these...

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns
    Jun22

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns

    Russian state media often act as cheerleaders for disunity and dysfunction within the European Union and tout Europe’s supposed moral decline and failure to protect traditional values, and project attitudes that dovetail with supporters of Britain leaving the European Union. Numerous state TV messages portray Europe as, unlike Russia,...

    Savchenko: ‘Ukraine is paying for Europe’s freedom’
    Jun22

    Savchenko: ‘Ukraine is paying for Europe’s freedom’

    Sanctions against Russia should be directed toward individuals, says Ukrainian fighter pilot and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko in a DW Interview during a visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. …read more Source:...

    Savchenko: ‘Ukraine is paying for Europe’s freedom’
    Jun22

    Savchenko: ‘Ukraine is paying for Europe’s freedom’

    Sanctions against Russia should be directed toward individuals, says Ukrainian fighter pilot and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko in a DW Interview during a visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Putin slams NATO for ‘aggressive’ activities, rhetoric
    Jun22

    Putin slams NATO for ‘aggressive’ activities, rhetoric

    Putin also accused the West of rejecting Russian overtures to help tackle the common foe of “international terrorism” – as it once ignored the Soviet Union’s warnings about Hitler – as it seeks to isolate Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Channel...

    NATO unable to defend Baltic from Russian military, says alliance General
    Jun22

    NATO unable to defend Baltic from Russian military, says alliance General

    The American commander of US troops in Europe has admitted that Nato is unable to rapidly deploy large forces to Eastern Europe at the same pace that Russia can. Lt-Gen Ben Hodges’ comments come as Nato carries out a large scale exercise in Poland, simulating a Russian attack on the country. Speaking to BBC Hardtalk, Hodges said that it was...

    Moldova Asks Russia’s Army to Stop Recruiting Its Citizens
    Jun22

    Moldova Asks Russia’s Army to Stop Recruiting Its Citizens

    Moldova has urged Moscow to stop recruiting its citizens into the Russian armed forces, in a statement published by Moldova’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. The small former Soviet country’s eastern region—along its border with Ukraine—has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since Moldova’s...