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    Ukraine Files Defense In $3 Billion Russia Eurobond Case
    May27

    Ukraine Files Defense In $3 Billion Russia Eurobond Case

    Ukraine has filed its defense with a British court over a $3 billion debt to Russia, arguing that the original loan agreement with its neighbor was invalid. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These 5 Facts Explain Obama’s Foreign Policy Breakthroughs—and Failures
    May27

    These 5 Facts Explain Obama’s Foreign Policy Breakthroughs—and Failures

    Barack Obama’s second term has seen a number of foreign policy breakthroughs, including the lifting of America’s long-standing arms embargo against Vietnam just this week. These five facts explain why Obama’s overtures have worked in some countries but not in others. 1. Vietnam For years the U.S. maintained that lifting its arms...

    Separatist Georgian Region to Vote on Joining Russia in 2017
    May27

    Separatist Georgian Region to Vote on Joining Russia in 2017

    The Kremlin-backed separatist region of Georgia called South Ossetia is set to vote on whether or not to join Russia next year, according to a statement by separatist officials. South Ossetia declared its independence in 1991, before the Georgian coastal region of Abkhazia did the same in 1992. Tensions between their benefactor, Russia and...

    Mikhail Gorbachev banned from Ukraine over Crimea pro-annexation comments
    May27

    Mikhail Gorbachev banned from Ukraine over Crimea pro-annexation comments

    Amy R. ConnollyKIEV, Ukraine, May 27 (UPI) — Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, was banned from entering Ukraine after he endorsed the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity

    KYIV – Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian military pilot who was kidnapped by pro-Russian forces on Ukrainian territory in June 2014, was released to Ukraine on May 25 after nearly two years in captivity during which she endured what is globally recognized as a show trial that convicted her on false charges of complicity in […] …read...

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’
    May27

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’

    The “Normandy” powers’ (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) latest meeting, in Berlin on May 11, which failed to address Ukraine’s concerns, has stiffened Kyiv’s refusal to go along with local elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk “peoples’ republics” (DPR, LPR). That territory is Ukrainian de jure but Russian-occupied de...

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia
    May27

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia

    OTTAWA – The CBC reported on May 18 that Mustafa Dzhemilev, a long-time human rights activist repeatedly jailed for political dissent in the former Soviet Union and a leader of the Crimean Tatars, urged the government of Canada “to live up to its promises and pass legislation to punish Russians defying human rights.” Mr. Dzhemilev, […]...

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine
    May27

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine

    KYIV – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) Nancy Izzo-Jackson and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Robert Jenkins on May 20 announced that the United States will provide more than $28 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to...

    The return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine
    May27

    The return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine

    John Kerry Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, released in Washington on May 25. I welcome today’s news that Nadiya Savchenko has returned to Ukraine and the government of Ukraine’s humanitarian decision to release two Russian service members captured on Ukrainian soil and convicted of terrorism-related charges....

    Podcast: Now That She’s Free
    May27

    Podcast: Now That She’s Free

    For 708 days, Nadia Savchenko was a symbol of Ukrainian resolve and resistance. How will she fare as a politician? Listen to this week’s Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...