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    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support
    May06

    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support

    KYIV – The new Cabinet of Ministers that emerged in Ukraine in mid-April drew swift skepticism from Western authorities as it was cleared of foreign-born reformers, among them Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, who was being considered to lead a technocratic government. Instead, insiders – many with shady pasts – took the reins. “If the elites […]...

    Bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea’s return to Ukraine
    May06

    Bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea’s return to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula’s status to Kyiv’s satisfaction. The legislation, announced on April 29 by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and...

    Philadelphia cathedral hosts “Pray for Ukraine” event
    May06

    Philadelphia cathedral hosts “Pray for Ukraine” event

    PHILADELPHIA – Оn Sunday, April 17, the golden-domed Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia hosted the “Pray for Ukraine” event. The solemn commemorative concert and prayer service recalled the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl and focused on the undeclared war being waged by Russia in the east of Ukraine. The event...

    Thirty years ago, and today
    May06

    Thirty years ago, and today

    April 26 marked the 30th anniversary of the deadly and fateful nuclear disaster at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Most of us who remember that day and the days that followed also remember our helpless reactions to the enormity of the disaster. The Soviet Union did not acknowledge that an accident had taken […] …read more...

    Understanding the Maidan: More than a place, more than a moment in time
    May06

    Understanding the Maidan: More than a place, more than a moment in time

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – “Maidan” is a word that is now synonymous with Ukraine’s latest self-organized movement and the values that inspired it. The name comes from the location where the protesters gathered – the Maidan Nezalezhnosty (Independence Square) – which is a central space in Kyiv and a place with a long history of civic […]...

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University
    May06

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Tuesday, April 26, students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear tragedy in Ukraine with a performance of “Voices from Chernobyl.” Adapted, produced and directed by Wesleyan history major Rachel Santee, “Voices from Chernobyl” consisted of 10 monologues taken from...

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption
    May06

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption

    KYIV – During a mid-April phone call, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received his latest exhortation from U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to combat corruption in order to receive the latest U.S. financial aid. Yet Mr. Poroshenko himself and his political associates are alleged to be involved in numerous corruption scandals that have been...

    Jail the Corrupt!  No More Impunity
    May06

    Jail the Corrupt! No More Impunity

    By Frank VoglFrom Brazil to Macedonia, from Iceland to Guatemala, public prosecutors are going after corrupt top politicians on an unprecedented scale.Never before have public prosecutors so ardently investigated corruption among political elites as they are today. For all those prosecutors, the decision to sentence one of New York’s most...

    The Morning Vertical, May 6, 2016
    May06

    The Morning Vertical, May 6, 2016

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

    The Daily Vertical: Toying With Savchenko
    May06

    The Daily Vertical: Toying With Savchenko

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