: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet
    Aug11

    Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

    Things have been heating up in Ukraine. As we noted on Monday, tensions were already high in Ukraine through the weekend, with scattered reports of a large buildup of Russian troops in Crimea and Donbas coinciding with a mysterious attempt on the life of the leader of the so-called breakaway Luhansk People’s Republic. Ukraine had put its...

    Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘stupid’ acts in Crimea; Poroshenko says claims ‘preposterous’
    Aug11

    Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘stupid’ acts in Crimea; Poroshenko says claims ‘preposterous’

    Doug G. WareMOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Two Russian government operatives were killed last weekend in what President Vladimir Putin said were “stupid” and “criminal” incursions by Ukraine in Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea
    Aug10

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea

    Russia’s main domestic security agency said Wednesday that one of its agents and an army soldier were killed while fending off what it described as a series of attempted terror attacks by Ukrainian “saboteurs” in Crimea, a claim Ukrainian officials denied. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Fiddler on the Front
    Aug10

    Fiddler on the Front

    On the outskirts of Kiev, one rabbi is taking advantage of the war in eastern Ukraine to revive a long-lost way of life: the shtetl. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Olympics Are Back and Tensions Between Russia and Ukraine Are Heating Up
    Aug10

    The Olympics Are Back and Tensions Between Russia and Ukraine Are Heating Up

    Putin called Ukraine terrorists, while Poroshenko called the Russians “cynical and insane.” …read more Source: Foreign...

    Politically Motivated Crimes in Germany: The Story Behind the Numbers
    Aug10

    Politically Motivated Crimes in Germany: The Story Behind the Numbers

    Yesterday I tweeted this graph of “politically motivated crimes” in Germany in the period 2006-2015. The graph comes from Rote Linie and is based on data provided by the Federal Bureau for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, BfV) and the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA), the two...

    Ukraine says Russian accusations are cynical pretext for more military threats
    Aug10

    Ukraine says Russian accusations are cynical pretext for more military threats

    President Petro Poroshenko said that Russian accusations were a cynical pretext to make more military threats against Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea
    Aug10

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea

    Russia’s domestic security agency says one of its agents and an army soldier die in clashes with Ukrainian intelligence agents in Crimea …read more Source: U.S....

    Fears Mount of Full-scale Ukraine-Russia Clash
    Aug10

    Fears Mount of Full-scale Ukraine-Russia Clash

    The sound of battle has long gone. But the ghosts remain in Ukraine’s Independence Square, where more than two years ago police and protesters clashed for weeks amid acrid black fumes billowing from burning tires. In Ukraine’s Maidan where sniper rounds once cracked, there are now foreign tourists. Where 53 people were slain either...

    The Time Is Ripe for Détente 2.0, Cont’d
    Aug10

    The Time Is Ripe for Détente 2.0, Cont’d

    In a letter to hello@theatlantic.com, Oana Lungescu, a spokesperson for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, responds to my essay advocating a “Detente 2.0” between the NATO alliance and Russia. Spokesperson Lungescu begins by countering a figure I cited: The United States does not “cover 72.2 percent of NATO’s budget.” This is a very...