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    Colleagues in Ukraine bid farewell  to acclaimed journalist Pavel Sheremet
    Jul29

    Colleagues in Ukraine bid farewell to acclaimed journalist Pavel Sheremet

    KYIV – The method that assassins used to kill acclaimed journalist Pavel Sheremet on July 20 was at once unsettling and meant to intimidate journalists in Ukraine, his friends and colleagues said. A car bomb that remotely detonated underneath the driver’s seat in which the 44-year-old Minsk-born journalist and radio host was sitting became...

    Controversial UOC-MP procession enters Kyiv under tight security
    Jul29

    Controversial UOC-MP procession enters Kyiv under tight security

    KYIV – Thousands of Orthodox believers who participated in a controversial religious procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) gathered in Kyiv on July 27 to mark the 1,028th anniversary of Kyivan Rus’s acceptance of Christianity. Some Ukrainian officials and activists have said the marches are a...

    Moscow seeks to put Ukraine’s smallest nationalities in play against Kyiv
    Jul29

    Moscow seeks to put Ukraine’s smallest nationalities in play against Kyiv

    The ethnic-Ukrainian share of Ukraine’s population is now greater than the ethnic-Russian share of the Russian Federation’s population – and significantly larger if one does not include Russian-occupied Crimea and the Donbas in the Ukrainian estimation. Despite that, Moscow continues to try to play the ethnic card in Ukraine, not only...

    Ukraine’s resilience strengthens, though regional cohesion risks remain
    Jul29

    Ukraine’s resilience strengthens, though regional cohesion risks remain

    President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials frequently refer to Ukraine’s weak social cohesion, thereby justifying the notion that Russia is intervening in this allegedly ungovernable weak state to protect its clientele groups there. During this year’s St. Petersburg Economic Forum (June 16-18), Mr. Putin indirectly accused...

    August 1, 2012
    Jul29

    August 1, 2012

    Four years ago, at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London on July 27 through August 12, Ukraine finished with 20 medals (six gold, five silver and nine bronze) with a 12th-place finish in the medals standings and 14th in the gold medal standings. A total of 238 athletes (119 men and 119 women) in […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ever more Russians concerned  about costs of Crimea to themselves
    Jul29

    Ever more Russians concerned about costs of Crimea to themselves

    Even though polls show Russians are paying less day-to-day attention to what is happening in Ukraine (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2016/06/ever-fewer-russians-are-paying.html), there is mounting evidence that ever more of them are concerned about the impact on their own lives of the Kremlin’s Anschluss of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula....

    Ukraine’s forgotten war
    Jul29

    Ukraine’s forgotten war

    Don’t look now but it’s been one hell of a deadly month in the Donbas. I know it’s easy to miss given all the excitement elsewhere, but according to statistics released by the United Nations last week, 27 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 123 wounded in the first part of July alone. Yesterday, three Ukrainian […] …read...

    A novel drawn from the headlines
    Jul29

    A novel drawn from the headlines

    “Terminal Payback,” by Wolodymyr Mohuchy, Xlibris Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-5144-9214-7 (softcover), $19.99, and 978-1-5144-9213-0 (hardcover,) $29.50, 218 pp; 978-1-5144-9275-5 (e-book) $3.99. As tensions between the U.S. and Russia continue, following Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine and its occupation of eastern Ukraine...

    Google Maps Reverts To Soviet-Era Place Names In Crimea 
    Jul29

    Google Maps Reverts To Soviet-Era Place Names In Crimea 

    U.S. tech giant Google has reinstated existing Soviet-era place names on online maps of Russia-annexed Crimea after it angered Moscow by changing them to correspond with names that Ukraine hopes to adopt in future under its “decommunization” law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump has a record of siding with Vladimir Putin on key issues
    Jul29

    Donald Trump has a record of siding with Vladimir Putin on key issues

    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. “We’ll...