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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Why Putin Is Escalating Russia’s Military Buildup
    Sep02

    Why Putin Is Escalating Russia’s Military Buildup

    On May 4, 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced that Russia planned to form 3 new military divisions to counter NATO’s growing military presence in Eastern Europe. These new military divisions will consist of 10,000 troops deployed on Russia’s southern and western frontiers. In addition, Shoygu pledged to improve...

    EU to help Ukraine cut gas dependence on Russia
    Sep02

    EU to help Ukraine cut gas dependence on Russia

    The EU aims to help Ukraine become independent of Russian energy supplies in the next “three to four year”, its PM and an EU commissioner have said. …read more Source:...

    New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia
    Sep02

    New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The U.S. Naval War College has opened a new institute to zero in on Russia’s approach to maritime issues as that country continues to assert itself in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere. The college in Newport opened the new Russia Maritime Studies Institute on Wednesday. Faculty and … …read more Source:...

    New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia
    Sep02

    New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia

    The U.S. Naval War College has opened a new institute to zero in on Russia’s approach to maritime issues as that country continues to assert itself in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Negotiations in progress to rescind Ukrainian special import duty on Belarusian goods
    Sep02

    Negotiations in progress to rescind Ukrainian special import duty on Belarusian goods

    During the session of the Belarusian-Ukrainian high-level working group on mutual trade representatives of Belarus and Ukraine discussed a large number of matters. Among other things the sides discussed the annulment of a special Ukrainian import duty on a number of Belarusian products. …read more Source:...

    Exclusive: Putin Aide Vladislav Surov Defied E.U. Sanctions to Make Pilgrimage to Greece
    Sep02

    Exclusive: Putin Aide Vladislav Surov Defied E.U. Sanctions to Make Pilgrimage to Greece

    A senior aide to President Vladimir Putin made a pilgrimage to one of Greece’s holiest places in May, despite being barred from the E.U. under sanctions imposed for the Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Three sources independently confirmed to TIME that Vladislav Surkov, a close associate of Putin who was involved in the 2014...

    New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia
    Sep02

    New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia

    The U.S. Naval War College has opened a new institute to zero in on Russia’s approach to maritime issues as that country continues to assert itself in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Czech Foreign Ministry vows to close “representative centre” of Donetsk
separatists
    Sep02

    Czech Foreign Ministry vows to close “representative centre” of Donetsk separatists

    Russia-backed separatists from Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region attempted to establish an official representation in the Czech Republic on Thursday, opening a mock consulate in Ostrava which was described as the “the first official representation in the EU” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The move...

    American Chamber of Commerce president  sees its role as moving Ukraine forward
    Sep02

    American Chamber of Commerce president sees its role as moving Ukraine forward

    KYIV – Andy Hunder is so busy these days that he has to cancel his attendance at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new factories or offices that foreign companies are opening in Ukraine. On July 1, Mr. Hunder, the president of the country’s American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), couldn’t attend a door-opening event for the network...

    Leaders, protesters demand release of Crimean Tatar activist
    Sep02

    Leaders, protesters demand release of Crimean Tatar activist

    KYIV – Ukrainian leaders, Human Rights Watch and protesters in Kyiv called for the release of a Crimean Tatar activist who was forced into a psychiatric hospital in Russia-annexed Crimea. Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin compared Ilmi Umerov’s detention to the Soviet-era practice of holding dissidents in psychiatric...