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    Ukraine’s Savchenko: ‘There Are No Bad Nations, There Are Bad People’
    Jun23

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: ‘There Are No Bad Nations, There Are Bad People’

    Nadiya Savchenko, the former military Ukrainian pilot captured by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014, spent nearly two years in a Russian prison before being swapped for two captured Russian servicemen in May. Now a member of Ukraine’s parliament, she was in Strasbourg, France, this week as her country’s delegate to...

    OSCE Urges Ukraine, Separatists to Probe Cease-fire Violations
    Jun23

    OSCE Urges Ukraine, Separatists to Probe Cease-fire Violations

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, monitoring a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, has called on Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists to do more to investigate violations of the agreement. Alexander Hug, deputy director of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, told Reuters that both sides often failed to investigate...

    France Sees Ukraine Summit Next Month, Russia Skeptical
    Jun22

    France Sees Ukraine Summit Next Month, Russia Skeptical

    France says a four-way summit on Ukraine is “feasible” next month in the light of “progress” in the crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union
    Jun22

    Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Olympics. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Russia’s use of state-sponsored doping to try to resurrect the glory of Soviet athletics has backfired, with its track and field athletes becoming the first entire team ever banned from the Olympics. But Russia isn’t the only country in the region to go into overdrive on performance-enhancing...

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns
    Jun22

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns

    Russian state media often act as cheerleaders for disunity and dysfunction within the European Union and tout Europe’s supposed moral decline and failure to protect traditional values, and project attitudes that dovetail with supporters of Britain leaving the European Union. Numerous state TV messages portray Europe as, unlike Russia,...

    Moldova Asks Russia’s Army to Stop Recruiting Its Citizens
    Jun22

    Moldova Asks Russia’s Army to Stop Recruiting Its Citizens

    Moldova has urged Moscow to stop recruiting its citizens into the Russian armed forces, in a statement published by Moldova’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. The small former Soviet country’s eastern region—along its border with Ukraine—has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since Moldova’s...

    Is the US Pursuing a Rogue Policy by Waging Undeclared War Against Russia?
    Jun22

    Is the US Pursuing a Rogue Policy by Waging Undeclared War Against Russia?

    Stephen F. CohenWashington’s NATO buildup on Russia’s borders, its refusal to cooperate with Moscow in Syria and Ukraine, and its anti-Putin propaganda form an ominous pattern. …read more Source: The...

    Putin Accuses NATO of ‘Aggressive Actions’ and ‘Rhetoric’
    Jun22

    Putin Accuses NATO of ‘Aggressive Actions’ and ‘Rhetoric’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused NATO of intensified rhetoric and expanding and boosting its military infrastructure close to his country’s borders. Putin accused NATO of ignoring Russia’s call for closer cooperation, saying there was a need for a “modern off-bloc system of collective security that is equal for all...

    Russian Reports Say Victoria Nuland To Meet With Top Putin Aide On June 23
    Jun22

    Russian Reports Say Victoria Nuland To Meet With Top Putin Aide On June 23

    Russian state media report that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is scheduled to meet in the Russian capital on June 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal adviser on Moscow’s relationships with Ukraine and Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. …read more Source: Radio...

    Putin Says Russia Must Strengthen To Ward Off NATO Drive
    Jun22

    Putin Says Russia Must Strengthen To Ward Off NATO Drive

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia must boost its combat readiness in response to NATO’s “aggressive actions” near Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.Addressing parliament on the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union, Putin berated the West for being unwilling to build...