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    Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation
    Dec08

    Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation

    The American secretary of state and the Russian foreign minister traded barbs at a security conference in Vienna. …read more Source: The New York...

    FBI Says Its Support for Anti-corruption Unit Abides by Ukrainian Law

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is challenging suggestions of illegal conduct in an undercover sting operation targeting allegedly corrupt government officials in Kyiv, which the FBI conducted in concert with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The United States and European Union have provided logistical support and...

    Saakashvili Supporters Rally In Tbilisi
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Supporters Rally In Tbilisi

    Some 3,000 members of the Georgian political party founded by Mikheil Saakashvili have demonstrated in Tbilisi, warning against the former president’s extradition from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv
    Dec07

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv

    Dozens of Ukrainian police raided a protest camp outside the parliament building in Kyiv early on December 6 in a failed attempt to detain Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader. Authorities said at least four police officers were injured, while protesters said nine activists were injured. The raid...

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader, has vowed that he will continue to resist arrest after his supporters dramatically freed him from custody in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin
    Dec07

    How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin

    The verdict is in, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for systematic, state-backed doping. The state-run Russian propaganda machine has already denounced the move as an attack on the country from the West, one allegedly designed to incite revolution and Putin’s removal...

    Saakashvili Escapes Custody After Standoff With Police
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Escapes Custody After Standoff With Police

    Ukrainian security forces arrested former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on suspicion of assisting a criminal organization but he later escaped from custody in Kyiv with help from his supporters. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand
    Dec07

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand

    Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shoo-in to win a fourth presidential term. But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger, by uniting voters around his message: The world is against us. Putin announced on Wednesday that he would run for re-election in March’s...

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand
    Dec07

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand

    Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shoo-in to win a fourth presidential term. But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger, by uniting voters around his message: The world is against us. Putin announced on Wednesday that he would run for re-election in March’s...

    Ukraine Tries to Fend Off Critics as West Cranks Up Pressure on Corruption
    Dec07

    Ukraine Tries to Fend Off Critics as West Cranks Up Pressure on Corruption

    Ukraine’s general prosecutor denied on Wednesday that his office was impeding the work of a new anti-corruption body as he sought to deflect charges by Kyiv’s Western backers that Ukraine was backsliding on promises to fight graft. The United States, the European Union and Canada have thrown financial and diplomatic support behind the...