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    Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership
    May20

    Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

    The Swedish government is ruling out making a bid to join NATO: Sweden will not make a formal bid to join NATO for fear of escalating further the already tense situation that exists between the West and Russia over the annexation of Crimea and the continued crisis in Ukraine, the country’s defence minister said on 17 May. That’s the...

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab  for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere
    May20

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere

    Moscow’s illegal occupation of Crimea is an even greater threat to the world and to Russia itself than many imagine because, as political commentator Sergey Stelmakh points out, the Kremlin has been using the Ukrainian peninsula as a laboratory for repressive measures it then employs elsewhere. In Radio Liberty’s Krymr.com portal,...

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision

    Dear Editor: Any bit of good news means a lot for Ukraine currently as its soldiers continue to die in the war against Russia, the pace of reforms moves at a glacial pace, and no significant criminal or corrupt businessman/politician/bureaucrat has been jailed (despite repeated urging from Vice-President Joe Biden). So it’s wonderful that a...

    Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders after being snubbed by the West
    May20

    Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders after being snubbed by the West

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/APSOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin has seized on the visit by southeast Asian leaders for a summit as an opportunity to show Russia still has friends on the international stage, despite being cold-shouldered by the West over the conflict in Ukraine. Russia has had few chances to host major international...

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire!
    May20

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire!

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

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire! (Transcript)
    May20

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire! (Transcript)

    Isn’t it time to admit what’s long been painfully obvious? The Minsk agreement is dead in the water. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Reaction to NATO Missile Defense System Is Just One Sign of Russia’s Growing Paranoia
    May20

    Reaction to NATO Missile Defense System Is Just One Sign of Russia’s Growing Paranoia

    Image: Missiles. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com YEREVAN, Armenia — NATO’s deployment of a missile defense system in Romania this month brought the requisite Russian snarls and vows of countervailing action, such as reintroducing a movable, rail-based missile system that Moscow abolished in 2008. The Romanian system is the latest piece in a...

    Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says ‘I Am Human After Fracas, Cites Pressure
    May20

    Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says ‘I Am Human After Fracas, Cites Pressure

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, under fire for getting involved in an unprecedented physical fracas in Parliament, said on Thursday that he was only human and in a high pressure job but promised there would be no repeat of his actions.Trudeau, impatient at what he saw as stalling tactics by the opposition ahead of a vote on Wednesday...

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro; Russia Threatens Sanctions
    May20

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro; Russia Threatens Sanctions

    NATO officially invited Montenegro to become its 29th member Thursday, angering Russia, which already is threatening sanctions against what it calls a “friendly country.” NATO foreign ministers signed the Accession Protocol in Brussels, as Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic looked on. All 28 legislative bodies, including the...

    Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome, but there’s no place like home
    May20

    Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome, but there’s no place like home

    HARI SREENIVASAN: It’s been more than two years since Russia invaded the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, home to a Muslim population that has suffered greatly through the centuries. Since the invasion, they are under pressure once more. From Kiev, special correspondent Kira Kay reports, our story produced in partnership with the Bureau for...