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    Captured Ukrainian military pilot who flipped off Russian judge ends hunger strike with drink of water
    Mar11

    Captured Ukrainian military pilot who flipped off Russian judge ends hunger strike with drink of water

    But she may have done so after falling for a trick by Russian intelligence agencies, her lawyer, Mark Feygin, later said …read more Source: Vancouver...

    UGCC leaders:  ‘Pope Francis  heard us’
    Mar11

    UGCC leaders: ‘Pope Francis heard us’

    ROME – “We came to reaffirm our communion with the holy father and to ask for his help for the suffering people of Ukraine during the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church stated on March 5. “And the holy father heard us.” In Rome on the eve of the 70th […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    A lost year for Russia
    Mar11

    A lost year for Russia

    Russia has lost a year sinking into its economic degradation, dragging its feet over the withdrawal from the occupied territories in eastern Ukraine, and stepping into the quagmire of the Syrian chaotic war. It is the dubious ceasefire in Syria that keeps Russia in the focus of global media attention these days, as if the […] …read more...

    Ukraine could be agricultural ‘superpower’
    Mar11

    Ukraine could be agricultural ‘superpower’

    KYIV – Ukraine has signed a deal with U.S. agriculture giant Cargill to build a major grain-export terminal that Washington’s ambassador said could help turn the embattled country into an agricultural “superpower.” The $100 million deal with Ukraine’s M.V. Cargo firm came despite jitters over a political crisis in Kyiv this year and...

    Tymoshenko: Ukraine a ‘Corruption Conglomerate’
    Mar11

    Tymoshenko: Ukraine a ‘Corruption Conglomerate’

    Ukraine’s vehement former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says the leaders who came to power in the wake of 2014’s bloody upheavals is stifling the country by tolerating corruption …read more Source: ABC...

    FOR THE RECORD: Samantha Power on detention of Nadiya Savchenko
    Mar11

    FOR THE RECORD: Samantha Power on detention of Nadiya Savchenko

    Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, on Russia’s continued detention and trial of Nadiya Savchenko. The statement was released by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on March 9. Nadiya Savchenko, a former Ukrainian pilot and current member of Ukraine’s Parliament, was abducted...

    New thinking on religion and nation in a secular age
    Mar11

    New thinking on religion and nation in a secular age

    “Religion, Nation, and Secularization in Ukraine,” Edited by Martin Schulze Wessel and Frank E. Sysyn. Edmonton and Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2015. xi +174 pages. Index. Paperback, ISBN 978-1-894865-38-8. There is a great deal of scholarly literature on nation (and nationalism), as well as on religion in Ukraine....

    Russia’s military wants to buy five dolphins for $25,000 and no, they don’t want to disclose why
    Mar11

    Russia’s military wants to buy five dolphins for $25,000 and no, they don’t want to disclose why

    KremlinThe Russian Ministry of Defense has announced plans that it is seeking to buy five young and healthy dolphins, Russian news sources reported this week. According to the Russian media company TASS, the defense ministry is willing to pay upwards of $25,000 for the dolphins. Specifically, the Kremlin is looking to buy two females and three...

    Coe Says It’s Too Early To Reinstate Russia Into IAAF
    Mar11

    Coe Says It’s Too Early To Reinstate Russia Into IAAF

    Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), said at a meeting of the body in Monaco on March 11 that it needs more time to investigate Russian antidoping progress. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words to End Corruption
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words to End Corruption

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era – one that many Ukrainians say is owed to corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Two years after the Maidan Revolution sought to end corruption, many Ukrainians say they see improvements – but they also say the leadership...