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    Putin: Russia and EU Have ‘No Problems’ That Cannot Be Solved
    May26

    Putin: Russia and EU Have ‘No Problems’ That Cannot Be Solved

    Vladimir Putin has declared that despite the current drop in relations between Europe and Russia, Moscow and the EU do not have “any problems that we cannot solve.” The Russian president has become a political pariah with EU and Western leaders since the start of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, with Russia excluded from G8 summits and diplomatic...

    Kremlin: Savchenko’s Release Won’t Help Warm EU-Russia Ties
    May26

    Kremlin: Savchenko’s Release Won’t Help Warm EU-Russia Ties

    Russia says the release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko after nearly two years in captivity is unlikely to help improve Moscow’s relations ties with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, May 26, 2016
    May26

    The Morning Vertical, May 26, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: A Contrast, A Lie — And A Deal?
    May26

    The Daily Vertical: A Contrast, A Lie — And A Deal?

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU’s Tusk ‘Quite Sure’ Russia Sanctions Will Be Extended
    May26

    EU’s Tusk ‘Quite Sure’ Russia Sanctions Will Be Extended

    EU Council President Donald Tusk says he is “quite sure” that the bloc will renew its economic sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine “in the next two or three weeks without huge discussions.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality
    May26

    Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

    TOBA, Japan (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there’s the messy reality. When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima — the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack — their words advocating nuclear disarmament will...

    Why Erdogan is on a Nationalist Path
    May26

    Why Erdogan is on a Nationalist Path

    By Soner CagaptayErdogan’s embrace of nationalist rhetoric and actions could have important repercussions on Turkish foreign policy.By further hardening his approach toward Kurdish nationalism at home and in Syria, Turkey’s President Erdogan hopes to woo his country’s ultranationalists and legally enshrine his executive power....

    Russia frees imprisoned Ukrainian pilot in dramatic prisoner swap
    May26

    Russia frees imprisoned Ukrainian pilot in dramatic prisoner swap

    MOSCOW — Russia and Ukraine completed a high-level prisoner swap Wednesday, trading a Ukrainian helicopter pilot dubbed the country’s “Joan of Arc” for two Russian servicemen accused of being members of Russian military intelligence. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia Releases Jailed Ukrainian Pilot
    May26

    Russia Releases Jailed Ukrainian Pilot

    KYIV, Ukraine—As part of a prisoner swap, Russia has released jailed Ukrainian Army helicopter pilot and Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko, who became a national symbol of Ukrainian resistance to Russia since her capture nearly two years ago. “This is good news for Ukraine,” said Alexander, a 21-year-old student who was out celebrating...

    What Lies Behinds Putin’s “Humanitarian Gesture” towards Savchenko?
    May26

    What Lies Behinds Putin’s “Humanitarian Gesture” towards Savchenko?

    Ukrainian Air Force pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who was captured and held in Russia for two years, and who was recently convicted in a show trial for the murder of two Russian war correspondents, was granted amnesty by Vladimir Putin and returned to Kyiv today. The release was done in secrecy and became public only after President Petro...