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    The Latest: Olympic diving pool open after cleaning closure
    Aug12

    The Latest: Olympic diving pool open after cleaning closure

    The Olympic diving pool has reopened for practice after it was closed for cleaning. The Americans went into the final match of the nine-bout semifinals ahead 40-39 and with top-ranked Alexander Massialas set up as the closer. The U.S. will face Italy in the bronze medal match in search of its fourth Olympic medal in men’s team foil....

    Russia ‘Could’ Cut Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine: PM
    Aug12

    Russia ‘Could’ Cut Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine: PM

    Russia’s prime minister said Friday that the country could dissolve all diplomatic ties with neighboring Ukraine in light of recent security concerns. “If there is no other way to change the situation, the president could take this step,” state media quoted Dmitry Medvedev as saying. The move wasn’t previously proposed...

    Who Killed Pavel Sheremet?
    Aug12

    Who Killed Pavel Sheremet?

    The bomb blast was just 100 meters away, terrifying the skittish British businessmen who already were worried about whether Kyiv was safe. The explosion came the morning after Ukrainian translator Eugene Rysunkov had dropped them off at their four-star hotel. “They were just sitting down to breakfast and they were shocked,” says Rysunkov. “I had...

    Summer Olympics 2016:  Ukraine picks up three medals to start
    Aug12

    Summer Olympics 2016: Ukraine picks up three medals to start

    Serhiy Kulish won Ukraine’s first medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, securing the silver in the 10-meter men’s air rifle finals on Monday, August 8. He scored 204.6 points, second to Italy’s Niccolo Campriani (206.1 points), the silver medal winner in London (2012). Russia’s Vladimir Maslennikov won...

    Rehabilitation center funded by donations from Ukrainian diaspora opens in Lviv
    Aug12

    Rehabilitation center funded by donations from Ukrainian diaspora opens in Lviv

    LVIV – After more than a year of careful planning, countless site visits and fund-raising in the United States, a modern rehabilitation center to help Ukraine’s wounded soldiers opened in western Ukraine’s largest city in August. The center showcased how far $40,000 can go towards ensuring a more dignified life for people who’ve...

    Report: Russia Sends S-400 Air Defense System to Crimea
    Aug12

    Report: Russia Sends S-400 Air Defense System to Crimea

    Russia has reportedly deployed its advanced S-400 air defense missile system to Crimea, days after accusing Ukrainian intelligence agents of plotting terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure of the peninsula. “The antiaircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District based in the Republic of...

    Podcast: Putin’s Strongman Club
    Aug12

    Podcast: Putin’s Strongman Club

    Are the autocrats of the world trying to unite? Vladimir Putin is working overtime to build alliances with the illiberal regimes of the world. Is it a true challenge to the West? Or an act of desperation? Listen to this week’s Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow likely to resume attack on Ukraine  under guise of ‘peacekeeping,’ says analyst
    Aug12

    Moscow likely to resume attack on Ukraine under guise of ‘peacekeeping,’ says analyst

    Recent reports about the influx of materiel into the Russian-occupied Donbas and increasingly militant rhetoric by the leaders of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR), combined with the world’s shift of attention away from Ukraine, has convinced many in the region that Moscow is about to launch a major new military...

    UNIS promotes #SupportUkraine campaign
    Aug12

    UNIS promotes #SupportUkraine campaign

    WASHINGTON – Earlier this year, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), initiated the #SupportUkraine campaign to bring more attention to the situation in Ukraine, the plight of Ukrainians enduring the ravages of war in eastern Ukraine, and...

    Friends in Congress
    Aug12

    Friends in Congress

    Congress is now in recess and the Ukrainian National Information Service has advised Ukrainian Americans that this is a good time to continue the #SupportUkraine campaign it initiated earlier this year. UNIS, the Washington-based public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, is urging Ukrainian community representatives to...