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    Ukraine: No Need For Russian Ambassador As Relations Near Non-Existent
    Aug18

    Ukraine: No Need For Russian Ambassador As Relations Near Non-Existent

    Ukraine has no need for a Russian ambassador at present, so poor are diplomatic ties between the countries, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister. Pavlo Klimkin told Ukrainian broadcaster Channel 5 that Moscow has ceased dialogue with Kiev. “Let us imagine that, theoretically, today or in the coming days a Russian ambassador comes here,”...

    To Russia, With Love
    Aug18

    To Russia, With Love

    I wrote for Politico today about the new revelations about Paul Manafort and the pro-Russia orientation of Trump campaign generally, and cataolgue the resulting bizarre inversions:It is the outsider candidate who has a lobbyist at the heart of his campaign. And not the upstanding sort of lobbyist who merely persuades the Ways and Means Committee...

    Russia-Ukraine War Update: Putin Full-Scale Invasion Is Possible, Poroshenko Says
    Aug18

    Russia-Ukraine War Update: Putin Full-Scale Invasion Is Possible, Poroshenko Says

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that a full-scale Russian invasion was possible as tensions again mount between the neighboring nations after increased military activity in Eastern Ukraine and along the border of Crimea. “The probability of escalation of the conflict remains very significant,” Poroshenko said in a...

    New Fighting Flares In Southeastern Ukraine
    Aug18

    New Fighting Flares In Southeastern Ukraine

    Fresh clashes broke out overnight as Ukrainian troops battled Russia-backed separatists in Talakivka, near the city of Mariupol. The fighting was the latest in a recent flare-up of hostilities in the country’s east. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    McKenna: Hillary Clinton’s right wing foreign policy
    Aug18

    McKenna: Hillary Clinton’s right wing foreign policy

    Notwithstanding the U.S. Democratic party’s sop to socialist Bernie Sanders in the crafting of its left-leaning policy platform, the party’s foreign policy is unapologetically right-of-centre. Of course, this is the same Hillary Clinton who voted in favour of a Congressional resolution backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2002. Few...

    25 Years Ago: Failed August Coup Changed U.S. Diplomatic Approach Toward Soviet Union
    Aug18

    25 Years Ago: Failed August Coup Changed U.S. Diplomatic Approach Toward Soviet Union

    A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington’s perspective...

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens: Poroshenko
    Aug18

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens: Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens: President
    Aug18

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens: President

    Earlier on Thursday, the Ukrainian military reported that three servicemen had been killed and six wounded in fighting over the past 24 hours …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Prominent Russian Lawyer Barred From Leaving Russia
    Aug18

    Prominent Russian Lawyer Barred From Leaving Russia

    Prominent Russian human rights lawyer Mark Feygin has been barred from leaving Russia in a move he says is aimed at preventing him from defending Crimean Tatars at an Organization for Security and Cooperation event in Warsaw. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians Rally In Support Of Anticorruption Bureau
    Aug18

    Ukrainians Rally In Support Of Anticorruption Bureau

    Protesters demonstrated in front of Ukraine’s National Anticorruption Bureau on August 17 amid a growing conflict between that body and the Prosecutor’s Office, which raided the bureau last week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...