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    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia
    Jan06

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia

    Sebastien Roblin Security, But will they work? In June 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko famously requested exactly 1,240 Javelin missiles—one for every former Soviet nuclear warhead that Ukraine voluntarily decommissioned in the 1990s. The former Soviet state was ruing its lack of deterrence after Russian tanks and artillery intervened...

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader
    Jan06

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader

    Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in the March presidential election. The high court upheld the Central Election Commission’s decision banning Navalny from running because of his conviction on criminal charges. Navalny and his followers say those charges were politically...

    Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war
    Jan05

    Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war

    A Russian court in occupied Sevastopol back on November 16, 2017, sentenced Ukrainian former military expert Dmitry Shtyblykov to five years imprisonment in a strict penal colony (Regnum, November 16). Mr. Shtyblykov worked at the think tank Nomos, which, prior to the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, operated in Sevastopol. A year earlier,...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    U.S. ambassador visits children’s rehab center in Lviv
    Jan05

    U.S. ambassador visits children’s rehab center in Lviv

    LVIV – U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch visited the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Lviv on November 23, 2017. She met with the children and young people of the center during a tour of the facility. Dzherelo has been serving children with disabilities in the Lviv Region since 1993. It serves 170 children daily […]...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    The New Greek Oligarchy
    Jan05

    The New Greek Oligarchy

    Ivan Ignatyevich Savvidis has played many unusual roles in his life—one of the great tobacco tycoons of Eurasia, a member of Russia’s Duma, a confidante of Vladimir Putin —but it is his latest one that is now sounding off alarm bells throughout Europe. Savvidis is the parvenu of Greece’s oligarchic scene. Since the onset of the...

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire
    Jan05

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire

    A court in Cyprus has issued an order to freeze $820 million in assets held by Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, as part of a legal battle with a rival over the ownership of fixed-line telecoms group Ukrtelecom, The Financial Times reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Georgian Court Sentences Saakashvili In Absentia
    Jan05

    Georgian Court Sentences Saakashvili In Absentia

    The Tbilisi city court has found former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of abuse of power in connection with a 2006 murder case and sentenced him in absentia to three years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Steele dossier, explained
    Jan05

    The Steele dossier, explained

    Republican senators want the author of the “pee tape” document arrested. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the first criminal referral from congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Friday in a surprising way. They requested charges not against anyone involved in the underlying crimes...