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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism
    Aug26

    Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

    Beset with military conflict in the form of Russian-backed separatists, Ukraine has sought to cultivate crucial foreign and diplomatic support for its cause. To be sure, Kiev seeks tactical military advantage over its adversaries though a no less significant public relations war has also assumed key importance. Within the high stakes propaganda...

    Celtic and Monaco fail to make Champions League grade
    Aug26

    Celtic and Monaco fail to make Champions League grade

    Paris (AFP) – A header by Markus Rosenberg and an own goal from Dedryck Boyata condemned Scottish champions Celtic to a second successive season without the riches to be accrued from the Champions League group stage as Malmo beat them 2-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off on Tuesday.They were not the only high profile...

    Ukrainian filmmaker’s 20-year jail sentence in Russia draws fire abroad
    Aug26

    Ukrainian filmmaker’s 20-year jail sentence in Russia draws fire abroad

    A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a promising young Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in prison on charges of terrorist activity, prompting accusations from rights groups, fellow directors and Western governments of a Kremlin move to punish critics. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Money Still Rules Ukraine
    Aug26

    Money Still Rules Ukraine

    President Poroshenko talks big about reform — but he’s missing what may be his only chance to break the power of the oligarchs. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Is Turkey Going Nuclear?
    Aug26

    Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

    The recently concluded P5+1 negotiations with Iran about the status of its nuclear program have raised concerns that rival regional powers may choose to pursue an independent nuclear weapons capability. Neighboring Turkey is often listed as a potential proliferator, owing to its historic concerns about Iranian empowerment, and its on-going proxy...

    Russian court sentences Ukrainian film director to 20 years in jail
    Aug25

    Russian court sentences Ukrainian film director to 20 years in jail

    MOSCOW: A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in a high-security penal colony for “terrorist attacks” in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in April 2014, RIA news agency said. The Crimea-born Sentsov pleaded not guilty and denounced the trial as politically driven,...

    Ukrainian Prisoners In Russia: The War In Eastern Ukraine Often Results In Lengthy Prison Sentences
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Prisoners In Russia: The War In Eastern Ukraine Often Results In Lengthy Prison Sentences

    A Russian court’s sentencing Tuesday of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kolchenko to 20 and 10 years, respectively, highlights the plight of numerous Ukrainians currently imprisoned in Russia at a time when ties between the two countries are at an all-time low. While the war in eastern Ukraine has taken the lives of more than...

    The Case for Diplomacy
    Aug25

    The Case for Diplomacy

    We’re still several weeks away from finding out whether Congress will formally approve or reject the White House-backed nuclear agreement with Iran. Nevertheless, the political fight is already raging, and thus far the rancorous debate taking place in the nation’s capital and on the presidential campaign trail has had less to do with...

    Polish Foreign Minister: there is ‘no alternative’ for Ukraine talks format
    Aug25

    Polish Foreign Minister: there is ‘no alternative’ for Ukraine talks format

    Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna described statements made by President Andrzej Duda about the format of talks on the Ukraine crisis as “unfortunate and awkward”. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years in Prison
    Aug25

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years in Prison

    The filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, was convicted of terrorist acts in the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed last year. …read more Source: The New York...