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    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk province on Wednesday began issuing their own passports in a bid to reassert their independence from the Western-backed government in Kiev. …read more Source: The West...

    Why Record Numbers Of Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing To Israel
    Mar16

    Why Record Numbers Of Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing To Israel

    On a recent afternoon, a large white van pulled up to a red brick building on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. A woman with a plump face and dark eyes stepped out. She smiled hesitantly, looking out at one of several newly built transit centres for displaced Ukrainian Jews.The driver of the van took care of her bags,...

    Ukrainian Player Called ‘Traitor’ For Opting To Play In Russia
    Mar16

    Ukrainian Player Called ‘Traitor’ For Opting To Play In Russia

    With tensions between Kyiv and Moscow at all-time highs, even the transfer of top Ukrainian soccer player Yevhen Seleznyov to a club in Russia stirs passions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Withdrew from Syria Because He Thrives on Instability
    Mar16

    Putin Withdrew from Syria Because He Thrives on Instability

    In the Post, Ralph Peters argues that Putin pulled out of Syria to avoid letting Iran gain too much power. Putin didn’t go into Syria because Assad was a pal. He sent in his air power and his commandos to expand Russia’s regional influence as American power ebbed. He thought he saw a not-to-be-missed strategic opportunity. And he...

    Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing The Country — For Israel
    Mar16

    Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing The Country — For Israel

    On a recent afternoon, a large white van pulled up to a red brick building on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. A woman with a plump face and dark eyes stepped out. She smiled hesitantly, looking out at one of several newly built transit centres for displaced Ukrainian Jews.The driver of the van took care of her bags,...

    Corruption Threatens Ukraine’s Hard-Earned Freedom
    Mar16

    Corruption Threatens Ukraine’s Hard-Earned Freedom

    KYIV—The idyllic days of the Maidan revolution are over. With the stench of corruption rising from a government that once inspired so much hope, Ukraine is overwhelmed with disillusionment and a clouded political future. Ukraine’s respected economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned suddenly in February declaring that he would not...

    Poland seizes record contraband amber haul
    Mar16

    Poland seizes record contraband amber haul

    WARSAW: Polish customs said Wednesday they had seized a record 1.5 tonnes of amber on the border with Ukraine, with some stones “the size of an ostrich egg”. The amber, worth an estimated €6 million (RM27.65 million), was found carefully wrapped and stashed among legal merchandise in a Polish lorry consignment. Some of the haul was...

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk province on Wednesday began issuing their own passports in a bid to reassert their independence from the Western-backed leaders in Kiev. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Poles seize record haul of amber
    Mar16

    Poles seize record haul of amber

    Polish customs officers say they have seized a record illegal shipment of amber worth millions at a border crossing with Ukraine. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Ukraine envoy wants Japan, U.S. to keep economic sanctions on Russia
    Mar16

    Ukraine envoy wants Japan, U.S. to keep economic sanctions on Russia

    …read more Source: Kyodo News