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    Ukraine violence ramps up as efforts to end separatist rebellion stall
    May27

    Ukraine violence ramps up as efforts to end separatist rebellion stall

    Ukraine shows signs of backsliding on reforms and implementing a cease-fire. …read more Source: USA...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in leader’s side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in leader’s side

    Lawmakers say the pilot’s celebrity profile could come back to haunt Ukrainian president. …read more Source: The Washington...

    What G7 leaders debated. decided
    May27

    What G7 leaders debated. decided

    A declaration summarizing the proceedings of this week’s summit in Japan pledges action on the economy, terrorism, refugees, climate change, Ukraine, health, women’s rights. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it
    May27

    Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

    Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero’s welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that’s what Ukrainians wanted. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    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...