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    Ukrainian Troops Kill Over 30 People in Donbass Amid ‘Harvest Ceasefire’
    Aug26

    Ukrainian Troops Kill Over 30 People in Donbass Amid ‘Harvest Ceasefire’

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — The killings occurred amid the so-called “harvest ceasefire.” It was agreed upon on June 21 by a trilateral contact group, composed of Russian, Ukrainian and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mediators, and was expected to last from June 24 to August 31. “Within the ‘harvest ceasefire’ period...

    Ukraine Activists Mark Two Years Since Filmmaker Sentsov’s Conviction In Russia
    Aug26

    Ukraine Activists Mark Two Years Since Filmmaker Sentsov’s Conviction In Russia

    Supporters of Crimean film director Oleh Sentsov have held a rally in Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to mark two years since his conviction in Russia following a trial that has drawn international condemnation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow cannot afford a South Ossetian strategy in Ukraine’s Donbas
    Aug26

    Moscow cannot afford a South Ossetian strategy in Ukraine’s Donbas

    Vladimir Putin has slammed the brakes on a much-ballyhooed Duma proposal to offer Ukrainians in the occupied Donbas region Russian citizenship on a simplified basis (Kommersant, July 18). Almost certainly, the initiative was abandoned because, if these individuals were to obtain that status – as the residents of the breakaway “republic” of South...

    Almaty Appeals Court upholds conviction of fugitive ex-banker in Kazakhstan’s biggest fraud case
    Aug26

    Almaty Appeals Court upholds conviction of fugitive ex-banker in Kazakhstan’s biggest fraud case

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. The Almaty City Court Appeals Board upheld the decision of the Almaty City Specialised Criminal Court against BTA Bank’s former board of directors’ chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov, who in June 2017 was found guilty of organising and leading a criminal group...

    Russian citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s population decline
    Aug26

    Russian citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s population decline

    The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed an amendment to its citizenship laws on July 12, easing the procedure for Ukrainians to acquire Russian citizenship. According to the new amendment, those wishing to acquire Russian citizenship would no longer need to provide Russian authorities with paper certification from Kyiv that they were...

    At Least 18 Dead As Russian Bus Falls Into Sea
    Aug26

    At Least 18 Dead As Russian Bus Falls Into Sea

    Russian authorities say at least 18 people are dead after a bus packed with construction workers fell into the sea in a southern region near Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO chief demands Russian ‘transparency’ on war games
    Aug26

    NATO chief demands Russian ‘transparency’ on war games

    A soldier fires a portable air defense rocket during international war games Russia hosted in 2015/AFP-File WARSAW, Poland, Aug 25 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the Kremlin to comply with rules on transparency as Russia geared up for huge military exercises along the alliance’s eastern flank next month....

    Red Famine by Anne Applebaum review – did Stalin deliberately let Ukraine starve?
    Aug26

    Red Famine by Anne Applebaum review – did Stalin deliberately let Ukraine starve?

    A vivid account exposes the myths of the catastrophic Ukrainian famine of 1932-3The terrible famine of 1932-3 hit all the major Soviet grain-growing regions, but Ukraine worst of all. It was not the result of adverse climatic conditions but a product of government policies. This is, in fact, the case with many famines, as Amartya Sen pointed out...

    We Still Don’t Know How Trump’s Administration Will Handle Ukraine
    Aug26

    We Still Don’t Know How Trump’s Administration Will Handle Ukraine

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Europe In Kiev, Mattis could provide no definitive answers to questions about what is likely to change. Last December, in these very pages, I warned that a particular danger the new Trump administration would face in the national security field would be the problem of senior figures issuing “contradictory statements”...

    USDA, CDC hold workshop on Zoonotic diseases
    Aug26

    USDA, CDC hold workshop on Zoonotic diseases

    Islamabad – United States Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control held a joint workshop on Zoonotic diseases yesterday. There is a risk that these animal diseases such as Crimean Congo, Hemorrhagic fever, rabies, brucellosis and avian influenza can spread to humans. “The workshop brought decision makers and scientists...