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    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war
    Sep08

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war

    The area that Gaiduk calls “over there” is territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists, where a rebel using the nom de guerre of Chester agrees: “Everybody is tired of this pointless war.” […] that relative calm is clearly fragile; Ukraine also claimed rebels fired some 90 mortar rounds at troops outside the...

    Isolated Russian Outpost Withers Under Confrontation With West
    Sep08

    Isolated Russian Outpost Withers Under Confrontation With West

    The Baltic Sea outpost of Kaliningrad was once touted as Russia’s future Hong Kong: separated from the mainland, with a special status that would allow it to thrive through trade. But for Igor Pleshkov, who employs 300 workers in a cement factory in this region of 1 million people wedged between EU members Lithuania and Poland, the future...

    2 Years After Cease-Fire Weary Ukraine Still at War
    Sep08

    2 Years After Cease-Fire Weary Ukraine Still at War

    The gray-bearded officer’s summary of the war in eastern Ukraine is terse with weariness: “Everybody is tired of this pointless war.” …read more Source: ABC...

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war
    Sep08

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war

    MARINKA, Ukraine (AP) — The gray-bearded officer’s summary of the war in eastern Ukraine is terse with weariness.”We stand in place. We shoot over… …read more Source:...

    World Title Rematch Set Between British, Ukrainian Heavyweights
    Sep08

    World Title Rematch Set Between British, Ukrainian Heavyweights

    World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s agreed to a rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester, England, on October 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
    Sep08

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

    Nicolai N. Petro Politics, Eurasia Kiev thinks it’s ready to face an endless list of enemies. But it can’t. By tradition, the Ukrainian political season begins the week after independence day—August 24. This year’s celebration was especially poignant, as it marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of...

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?
    Sep08

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?

    Doug Bandow Security, Americas The United States should treat military action as a last, not first, resort. A couple of RAND Corporation scholars have discovered America’s problem vis-à-vis Russia: Washington isn’t willing to use its military as much. This has given Moscow an apparently unfair advantage in challenging America. Maybe...

    Russian Pollster: Authorities Want to Destroy NGOs
    Sep08

    Russian Pollster: Authorities Want to Destroy NGOs

    Russian officials are using harsh new legal interpretations to silence nonprofit organizations whose work challenges government positions or authority, the director of the country’s only independent polling agency contends. “The authorities have wanted to destroy the Levada Center as a large independent research organization for a...

    Russian Fighter Jet Flew Within 10 Feet Of U.S. Spy Plane, Officials Say
    Sep08

    Russian Fighter Jet Flew Within 10 Feet Of U.S. Spy Plane, Officials Say

    WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) – A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday.The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who...

    Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict
    Sep08

    Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    KYIV, Ukraine—There is a memorial to murdered Ukrainian journalists on Khreshchatyk, Kyiv’s central boulevard. It’s a simple, nondescript metal plaque flanked by flowers on the side of a building. Some of the names are faded now, worn down by the years and the elements. The names date from 1992, the first year after Ukraine gained its...