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    Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister on Dirty Politics, Populist ‘Bullshit,’ and Life After ‘Political Suicide’
    Jul05

    Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister on Dirty Politics, Populist ‘Bullshit,’ and Life After ‘Political Suicide’

    Shortly after stepping down from power in Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with FP to discuss his future — and Ukraine’s. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Poland’s Nightmare: Russia Deploys More Lethal S-300 Batteries to Belarus
    Jul05

    Poland’s Nightmare: Russia Deploys More Lethal S-300 Batteries to Belarus

    Chris Biggers S-300, Russia The satellite imagery, some of which Google Earth published last week, indicates the presence of additional S-300 near Polatsk and Grodno, locations running along the Poland and Lithuania borders. Satellite imagery confirms that Russia delivered new surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus, its frontline ally and last...

    Ukraine plans alternative route after Russian transit ban
    Jul05

    Ukraine plans alternative route after Russian transit ban

    Allen ConeKIEV, Ukraine, July 5 (UPI) — Ukraine is seeking a new route for shipping goods to Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic after Russia placed new restrictions on transit through its territory. …read more Source: United Press...

    Cohen: Ukraine’s uneasy past is belied by its determination to have a future
    Jul05

    Cohen: Ukraine’s uneasy past is belied by its determination to have a future

    KYIV, Ukraine – This is not a country weary of the past and frightened of the future. It does not seem poor, forlorn or even at war. To follow the news and read the statistics, you’d think Ukraine was the sick man of Europe – a moniker that once belonged to Turkey and that Turkey now reclaims. Ukraine defies easy characterization. But one...

    Ukraine Parliament Strips Lawmaker Of Immunity Over Alleged Fraud
    Jul05

    Ukraine Parliament Strips Lawmaker Of Immunity Over Alleged Fraud

    Ukraine’s parliament has stripped a lawmaker accused of misappropriating more than $60 million of his immunity. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian soldiers pass on life-saving tips to Ukrainian troops fighting Russian-backed separatists
    Jul05

    Canadian soldiers pass on life-saving tips to Ukrainian troops fighting Russian-backed separatists

    YAVORIV, Ukraine — Seven thousand kilometres from Quebec, but only 10 hours by road from the bloody battlefields of eastern Ukraine, about 200 soldiers mostly from Canada’s storied Royal 22nd Regiment, the Vandoos, are helping to prepare Ukrainian infantry, medics and combat engineers to defend their country against Russian-backed...

    How the US can confront Moscow's frozen conflicts
    Jul05

    How the US can confront Moscow's frozen conflicts

    Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine and the emergence of pro-Moscow separatist territories in eastern Ukraine have created a new set of conflicts, and the U.S. response since 2014 constitutes an unprecedented turning point for… …read more Source: The...

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Reported Killed In East
    Jul05

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Reported Killed In East

    Ukraine says three of its servicemen have been killed and 13 wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia To Empty One Of Its Sovereign Funds Next Year – Ministry Proposal
    Jul05

    Russia To Empty One Of Its Sovereign Funds Next Year – Ministry Proposal

    Russia will exhaust one of its two sovereign funds next year, according to a finance ministry proposal seen by Reuters, having by that point run through $87 billion since the beginning of 2014 to fill holes in the budget left by a slump in oil prices.Russia will also spend over the next three years about a third of another of its funds on...

    It’s time for more Canada – again
    Jul05

    It’s time for more Canada – again

    In 2003, the singer-songwriter and U2 star, Bono, excited Canadians, although also imposing a burden on them, by declaring: “The world needs more Canada.” Afterwards we did precious little to deserve such praise. The succeeding prime minister, Stephen Harper, limited his interest in foreign affairs to specifically chosen countries, such as...