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    [Agenda] EU-Turkey migrant swap to begin next WEEK
    Apr01

    [Agenda] EU-Turkey migrant swap to begin next WEEK

    Big week to see start of EU migrant returns to Turkey, sensitive talks in Poland on judicial reform, and a Dutch referendum on EU relations masquerading as a vote on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia
    Apr01

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the United States and other Western powers to continue their sanctions on Russia to help end its “direct armed aggression against my state.” Addressing a large forum at the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol on March 30 discussing Ukraine’s continuing battle for freedom,...

    Shokin dismissed  as procurator general
    Apr01

    Shokin dismissed as procurator general

    KYIV – The Verkhovna Rada voted on March 29 to dismiss the highly unpopular Procurator General Viktor Shokin after months of pressure from reformers and American diplomats, who were disappointed with his resistance to and alleged sabotage of anti-corruption efforts. Mr. Shokin was dismissed on the eve of Ukrainian President Petro...

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic
    Apr01

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic

    KYIV – The Samopomich (Self-Reliance) party has emerged as among the most popular in Ukraine, even ranking first in some polls. And although its founder and head Andriy Sadovyi is among Ukraine’s most popular politicians (having served as Lviv mayor since 2006), a key reason for Samopomich’s success has been the passionate pursuit of...

    Body of murdered journalist Heorhii Gongadze finally buried
    Apr01

    Body of murdered journalist Heorhii Gongadze finally buried

    The body of Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze has been buried in Kyiv, nearly 16 years after his killing, but family and friends say their fight for justice is not over. Gongadze, a dogged investigative reporter who exposed high-level political corruption, was kidnapped in September 2000. His headless body was found that November in a forest...

    ‘The price we have paid is striking’
    Apr01

    ‘The price we have paid is striking’

    As we write this week’s editorial, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on a working visit to Washington. In the late evening on March 30, he delivered the keynote address at a forum whose theme was “Ukraine’s Battle for Freedom Continues.” And now he is among the more than 50 world leaders at the fourth Nuclear […] …read...

    April 6, 2010
    Apr01

    April 6, 2010

    Six years ago, on April 6, 2010, pro-Kremlin political groups in Crimea called on President Viktor Yanukovych to ban the Crimean Tatars’ autonomous bodies, including the Mejlis (Parliament) and its Kurultai (Congress). Oleg Rodivilov, a member of the Crimean Parliament and leader of the Crimea’s Russian bloc, told RFE/RL that he...

    Turkey’s Lobbyists Seek U.S. Help By Calling Tiny Armenia A Big Threat
    Apr01

    Turkey’s Lobbyists Seek U.S. Help By Calling Tiny Armenia A Big Threat

    WASHINGTON — A lobbying firm that’s a registered agent of the Turkish government is trying out a new argument during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the U.S. this week: the Russians are coming, and Armenia is helping them.Representatives from Mercury LLC have contacted multiple congressional offices to argue...

    Podcast: A Less Perfect Union
    Apr01

    Podcast: A Less Perfect Union

    The Russia-Belarus Union state turns 20-years-old this weekend. What does it teach us about Moscow’s quest to restore its dominance over the former Soviet space today? Listen to the new Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin threatens to ‘hang’ someone if Crimea highway is not built
    Apr01

    Putin threatens to ‘hang’ someone if Crimea highway is not built

    For months the national support organization for Vladimir Putin has been releasing cartoons showing the Russian president executing allegedly corrupt officials in elaborate fashion. Now Mr. Putin himself has invoked imagery of capital punishment, threatening “to hang” the person responsible for reconstruction of a highway in Crimea, the Ukrainian...