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    Biden, Poroshenko Again Discuss Corruption, Reforms
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko Again Discuss Corruption, Reforms

    With concern growing about Ukraine’s government and its commitment to cleaning up corruption and cronyism, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for the second time in as many days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a US$17.5 billion (£12 billion)International Monetary Fund bailout. …read more Source: Channel...

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a $17.5 billion (£12 billion)International Monetary Fund bailout. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead
    Feb12

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead

    The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less...

    Poroshenko assures IMF he’s committed to reform
    Feb12

    Poroshenko assures IMF he’s committed to reform

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) he remains committed to pursuing economic reforms and purging corruption from his government. After receiving a sharp warning from the lender that Ukraine’s $17.5 billion bailout is at risk on February 10, Mr. Poroshenko spoke with IMF Managing...

    [Opinion] Minsk 2: The big farce of Western policy on Russia
    Feb12

    [Opinion] Minsk 2: The big farce of Western policy on Russia

    The New Year has begun with optimism that the Ukraine crisis will be solved quickly. But the solution appears to be on Russia’s terms and at the cost of Ukraine’s national interests. …read more Source:...

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine
    Feb12

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine

    Moldovan prosecutors say Russian-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine have been hiring Moldovan mercenaries to fight on their side, sometimes promising as much as $3,000 monthly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; President Assad vows to fight on
    Feb12

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; President Assad vows to fight on

    Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on until he regains full control of the country. Although billed as a potential breakthrough, the “cessation of hostilities” agreement does not take effect...

    Bypassing Russia, Ukraine becomes another “Silk Road” terminus
    Feb12

    Bypassing Russia, Ukraine becomes another “Silk Road” terminus

    Since an uprising unseated the pro-Russian regime of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014, relations between Kyiv and Moscow have gone from bad to worse. Responding to a recent ban of Ukrainian imports and seeking a way to reach post-Soviet Central Asian states and East Asia without transiting Russia, on January 15 Ukraine...

    Ukrainian bishops issue urgent appeal to the politicians and people of Ukraine
    Feb12

    Ukrainian bishops issue urgent appeal to the politicians and people of Ukraine

    Concern for the common good and the concentration of all available resources toward the defense of human dignity and the establishment of social justice in our nation must become the consolidating factors for all of society and its leaders. Address of the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Galician Major Archbishopric of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic...