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    US Official: Annexing Crimea, Russia Broke All Rules of ‘World Order’
    Aug06

    US Official: Annexing Crimea, Russia Broke All Rules of ‘World Order’

    Russia’s actions against Ukraine and the potential threat it poses to other countries in its neighborhood has become an issue in the U.S. presidential race, thanks largely to comments made by Donald Trump. The Republican candidate told a U.S. television interviewer late last month that the people of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine...

    This Is What NATO Is Up To As Donald Trump Threatens To Destroy It
    Aug05

    This Is What NATO Is Up To As Donald Trump Threatens To Destroy It

    WASHINGTON ― While one of the two top contenders for the presidency of the United States has spent weeks exploring ways to throw America’s allies under the bus, the U.S.’s most important international partnership, the NATO alliance, has been hard at work.NATO held its latest major summit in July, a few days before Republican...

    Where Do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Russia?
    Aug05

    Where Do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Russia?

    “Is Donald Trump really a wannabe mole for the Kremlin?” one of the headlines of Russia’s main pro-government tabloids reads on Friday. “No wonder two of his wives are from our kind, beautiful, slavic,” Komsomolskaya Pravda declared, referring to Trump’s Czech-American ex-wife Ivana Trump and Slovenian-born current wife Melania Trump....

    Ukraine War News: Ukrainian Athletes Warned About Russia Media During Rio Games
    Aug05

    Ukraine War News: Ukrainian Athletes Warned About Russia Media During Rio Games

    The Ukrainian sports minister barred the country’s Olympic athletes from talking to Russian media throughout the entire games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP) Friday. …read more Source: International Business...

    UN: Homes Damaged in E. Ukraine Conflict to Be Repaired
    Aug05

    UN: Homes Damaged in E. Ukraine Conflict to Be Repaired

    The U.N. refugee agency reports it has received the go-ahead from the de facto separatist rulers in eastern Ukraine to help repair thousands of homes damaged or destroyed during the military conflict there. Pro-Russian separatists in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have been fighting the Ukrainian government since April 2014. The war has...

    High-ranking Yanukovych associate is arrested
    Aug05

    High-ranking Yanukovych associate is arrested

    Among charges: sponsoring terrorist organization and stoking separatism KYIV – Ukraine’s authorities on July 30 detained Oleksandr Yefremov, an associate of Viktor Yanukovych. He is the highest ranking associate of the disgraced ex-president to have been arrested to date. Two days later, Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court ruled that the...

    U.S. diplomats accuse  Russia of undermining  Ukraine peace plan
    Aug05

    U.S. diplomats accuse Russia of undermining Ukraine peace plan

    Two top U.S. diplomats working to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine have accused Russia of continuing to supply separatist fighters with fuel and weapons and creating a “deteriorating security situation” in the region that is as bad as it was a year ago. Ambassador Daniel Baer, head of the U.S. mission to the Organization […] …read...

    Trump says he’d consider recognizing Crimea as part of Russia
    Aug05

    Trump says he’d consider recognizing Crimea as part of Russia

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has outraged Ukrainian Americans, and others, with his recent comments indicating that he would consider recognizing Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. “I’m going to take a look at it,” Mr. Trump said in an interview broadcast on July 31 on the...

    Moscow’s Donbas ‘curators’ seek to quell  panic among soldiers in separatist Donetsk
    Aug05

    Moscow’s Donbas ‘curators’ seek to quell panic among soldiers in separatist Donetsk

    One of the darkest parts of the murky history of Moscow’s “hybrid” war in Ukraine is the role of Russian “curators” – the Russian advisors who direct the activities of the military and civilian structures in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk peoples’ republics (DPR, LPR) on the basis of orders they receive directly from the […]...

    A tale of two platforms
    Aug05

    A tale of two platforms

    America’s two political parties ended their conventions in July and published their party platforms. Was Ukraine mentioned? I checked. The DNC platform read: “Russia is engaging in destabilizing actions along its borders, violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and attempting to recreate spheres of influence that undermine American...