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    Reports: Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Resigns After Poroshenko Request
    Feb16

    Reports: Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Resigns After Poroshenko Request

    Ukrainian media and a pro-Western lawmaker say Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin resigned on February 16 after President Petro Poroshenko earlier in the day asked him and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to step down. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Squatting In Pervomaisk — Finding Refuge In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb16

    Squatting In Pervomaisk — Finding Refuge In Eastern Ukraine

    Some residents of Pisky and other neighboring villages in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine have moved to the nearby village of Pervomaisk for the winter. Some stay in once-abandoned but still liveable abodes there. Their new houses are relatively comfortable compared to the devastation they left behind. But they are still not home. (Olga...

    Ukraine’s President Calls For Prime Minister’s Resignation Amid Political Crisis
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s President Calls For Prime Minister’s Resignation Amid Political Crisis

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko called for Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign and a total Cabinet reshuffle Tuesday amid a growing crisis following the resignation of several reform-minded politicians who accused the government of giving only lip service to fighting corruption. Protesters gathered outside the parliament in Kiev...

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has called on the country’s embattled prime minister to resign, a move that would break apart the fragile ruling coalition. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign

    A possible vote of no-confidence in Yatsenyuk could cause the fragile alliance between parliament’s two main parties— headed by Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk— to crumble and could trigger snap elections, something both parties wish to avoid. The country’s reform-minded economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned on Feb. 3 citing a lack...

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has called on the country’s embattled prime minister to resign, a move that would break apart… …read more Source:...

    Russian Vodka Exports Suffer 10-Year Record Low
    Feb16

    Russian Vodka Exports Suffer 10-Year Record Low

    “Money, like vodka, turns a man into an eccentric,” Russia’s great playwright Anton Chekhov once wrote. Now it turns out Russia may have too much of one and not enough of the other, as exports of the nation’s favorite spirit hit a 10-year low. Russian exports of vodka and other alcoholic beverages dropped by a staggering 40 percent...

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign
    Feb16

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested in a statement on Tuesday that Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk should resign. …read more Source:...

    Russia Wields the Kurdish Weapon
    Feb16

    Russia Wields the Kurdish Weapon

    An incoherent American strategy is allowing Putin’s Russia to drive wedges into American alliances and disrupt what little strategy the U.S. has left in Syria. The latest example: Russia’s clever move to back the Syrian Kurds—key allies in what passes for America’s anti-ISIS strategy—against the Turks, America’s NATO...

    Russian Vodka Exports Decline 40% Amid Ukraine Tensions, Sanctions
    Feb16

    Russian Vodka Exports Decline 40% Amid Ukraine Tensions, Sanctions

    Exports of Russian vodka and spirits fell to their lowest level in a decade, according to Reuters Tuesday. Compared with 2014, last year’s exports fell more than 40 percent in volume and value. Exports have fallen to their lowest level since 2005. Citing customs data, the value of vodka and spirits exports fell to $111.9 million in 2015...