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    Ukraine Celebrates 25th Independence Day As Tensions With Russia Worsen
    Aug24

    Ukraine Celebrates 25th Independence Day As Tensions With Russia Worsen

    Ukraine marked 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union on August 24 with a massive parade of soldiers and heavy weaponry through central Kyiv, in a show of force designed to boost the morale of the country’s servicemen and reassure Ukrainians amid heightened tensions with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25
    Aug24

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25 (Transcript)
    Aug24

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine At 25 (Transcript)

    The very idea of an independent Ukraine is offensive to Vladimir Putin, who has famously said that Ukraine “isn’t a real country.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
    Aug24

    Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

    For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country’s then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Trump, Russia, and the Washington Post
    Aug24

    Trump, Russia, and the Washington Post

    August 14’s Washington Post print edition featured news articles, op-eds, an editorial, and three letters to the editor all attacking Donald Trump. And the paper’s other bête noire, Vladimir Putin, was featured in the front-page lead story as well as in an op-ed. On the preceding Friday, Putin had been attacked in an editorial for...

    AP: Trump Aides Fought Release From Jail Of Ukraine’s Tymoshenko In 2012
    Aug24

    AP: Trump Aides Fought Release From Jail Of Ukraine’s Tymoshenko In 2012

    The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign aides in 2012 fought the release of Ukrainian political leader Yulia Tymoshenko when she was in jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Invite Turkey to Leave NATO: Ankara Shares Few Values or Interests with the West
    Aug24

    Invite Turkey to Leave NATO: Ankara Shares Few Values or Interests with the West

    Turkey’s brief democratic moment is ending. The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Development and Justice Party (AKP) in 2002 signaled the collapse of the militarized secular republic created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The recent failed coup killed the semi-liberal democracy that briefly replaced Kemalism. NATO is an anachronism and...

    Europeans Give Putin Just What He Asked For
    Aug24

    Europeans Give Putin Just What He Asked For

    The Russian press is claiming that President Vladimir Putin will be holding a meeting with leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China next month to discuss Ukraine after all. Ukraine’s leadership, however, does not appear to be included in the plans.Reuters relays the crux of their conversation: Russian’s Vladimir Putin held...

    Russia says Putin will meet with Hollande, Merkel at G20 summit to address Ukraine
    Aug23

    Russia says Putin will meet with Hollande, Merkel at G20 summit to address Ukraine

    Doug G. WareMOSCOW, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss Crimea with the leaders of Germany and France at the upcoming G-20 summit in China, the Kremlin said Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia’s Embattled Opposition Hopes for Voice in Parliament after Elections
    Aug23

    Russia’s Embattled Opposition Hopes for Voice in Parliament after Elections

    Russia’s embattled opposition political parties hope to win a voice in the Kremlin-dominated parliament in the upcoming September 18 elections. Allegations of fraud during the 2011 parliamentary elections sparked mass protests against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. But the crackdown that followed was bolstered by nationalist fervor...