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    Russia Reportedly Detains Power Executive Connected With Siemens Project
    Jul14

    Russia Reportedly Detains Power Executive Connected With Siemens Project

    Russian authorities have detained the chief executive of Russian electricity equipment maker Power Machines on suspicion of attempting to divulge state secrets, Russian media have reported, citing anonymous sources. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gunman Who Killed Boris Nemtsov Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence
    Jul14

    Gunman Who Killed Boris Nemtsov Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

    Zaur Dadayev, the gunman who fatally shot Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in February 2015, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Moscow military court on Thursday following his conviction in late June. Prosecutors originally asked for Dadayev, a former member of an elite security battalion in Chechnya, to receive life in prison. On...

    Russia Baiters and Putin Haters
    Jul14

    Russia Baiters and Putin Haters

    “Is Russia an enemy of the United States?” NBC’s Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runner-up for the GOP nomination, “Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug.” To Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., entertained an offer from the Russians for dirt on Clinton could be...

    The deadly risk of standing up to Putin
    Jul14

    The deadly risk of standing up to Putin

    Find all of the stories in our series, Inside Putin’s Russia JUDY WOODRUFF: We return to our series Inside Putin’s Russia — tonight, the fate of some of the Kremlin’s opponents. According to one study, in the past three years, 38 prominent Russians have been murdered or died suspiciously. The high mortality rate among some...

    Corruption Undermining Ukraine’s Progress, EU’s Juncker Says
    Jul14

    Corruption Undermining Ukraine’s Progress, EU’s Juncker Says

    Corruption is undermining all efforts to rebuild Ukraine in line with European Union norms, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, as President Petro Poroshenko vowed to pursue ever-closer integration with the bloc. Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk were in Kyiv for a 24-hour summit with Poroshenko...

    Tillerson confirms U.S. support for Ukraine,  appoints special envoy for peace negotiations
    Jul14

    Tillerson confirms U.S. support for Ukraine, appoints special envoy for peace negotiations

    KYIV – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit on July 9 re-affirmed America’s consistent policy toward helping Ukraine preserve sovereignty amid a prolonged war with Russia that has killed more than 10,100 people and severed 7 percent of the country’s territory. Speaking after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Mr....

    NATO chief calls on Russia to remove “thousands of troops” from Ukraine
    Jul14

    NATO chief calls on Russia to remove “thousands of troops” from Ukraine

    KYIV – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has affirmed the alliance’s “unwavering support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and has called on Russia to remove its “thousands of soldiers from Ukraine and stop supporting the militants with command-and-control and military equipment.” Mr. Stoltenberg made the comments in Kyiv...

    Capitol Hill reception marks 20th anniversary of Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
    Jul14

    Capitol Hill reception marks 20th anniversary of Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

    WASHINGTON – Among the major events that brought Ukraine into the spotlight in the U.S. capital in the middle of June – in addition to the visit here by President Petro Poroshenko and his meeting with President Donald Trump, and the visit a few days earlier by the chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament, Andriy Parubiy – […] …read more...

    Merkel, Macron, Putin agree on ‘comprehensive’ implementation of Ukraine peace deal
    Jul14

    Merkel, Macron, Putin agree on ‘comprehensive’ implementation of Ukraine peace deal

    HAMBURG, Germany – The leaders of Germany, France and Russia have agreed that the Minsk agreements on ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine “should be comprehensively implemented,” a German official tells RFE/RL. The characterization of the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President...

    Association Agreement with Ukraine formally approved by European Union
    Jul14

    Association Agreement with Ukraine formally approved by European Union

    BRUSSELS – The European Union’s 28 member states have formally endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the final step in the ratification process after years of political twists and turns. The deal, which strengthens ties between the EU and Kyiv, will enter into force on September 1. The landmark agreement was initially slated for...