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    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...

    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...

    EU debate initiative sparks  fears of concessions to Russia
    Feb12

    EU debate initiative sparks fears of concessions to Russia

    BRUSSELS – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini initiated an internal debate last month with a group of fellow European commissioners on how to improve cooperation with Russia, causing concern among EU members that want to keep up the pressure on Moscow over its interference in Ukraine, sources have told RFE/RL. The discussion...

    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...

    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...

    Community bids farewell to Ambassador Sergeyev
    Feb12

    Community bids farewell to Ambassador Sergeyev

    NEW YORK – Representatives of Ukrainian American community organizations and institutions gathered here at the Ukrainian Restaurant on Sunday, January 10, to bid a fond farewell to Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s permanent representative to the United Nations from 2007 until the end of 2015, and his wife, Dr. Nataliya Sergeyev. Tamara...

    Minsk myths
    Feb12

    Minsk myths

    If one were to believe Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine is not fulfilling its commitments under the Minsk agreements, while Russia is. “Ukraine sits back and does nothing,” forcing sanctions to remain in place, Mr. Lavrov charged, adding, “Europe no longer wants to be held hostage to this...