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    Conserved conflict: Russia’s innovations in Ukraine’s east
    Dec24

    Conserved conflict: Russia’s innovations in Ukraine’s east

    Russia’s conflict undertaking in Ukraine’s east fits within patterns familiar from other post-Soviet conflicts initiated by Russia and conserved on Russian terms with international assistance (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, December 17). However, Russia’s war in Ukraine’s east involves a number of major political and military...

    The Kremlin’s dangerous new threat in Ukraine
    Dec24

    The Kremlin’s dangerous new threat in Ukraine

    Fighting continues to gradually intensify in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin-backed militants are now using heavy weapons, including tanks, artillery and ferocious Grad rocket systems, sporadically. Moscow’s rationale behind this latest escalation is to achieve a frozen conflict by gradually sabotaging the execution of the Minsk II ceasefire...

    Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt speaks with Myroslava Gongadze of VOA
    Dec24

    Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt speaks with Myroslava Gongadze of VOA

    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine on December 12 released a transcript of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt’s interview with Myroslava Gongadze of Voice of America. The interview took place on November 13 in Kyiv and it aired on the program “Prime Time.” Following are excerpts of their discussion about the beginning of the Euro-Maidan. The interview also...

    Ukraine: a strategic gateway between East and West
    Dec24

    Ukraine: a strategic gateway between East and West

    “The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine,” by Serhii Plokhy. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 432 pp. ISBN: 978-0-46505091-8. $29.99. Harvard University’s Serhii Plokhy, who is director of the Ukrainian Research Institute, has released yet another noteworthy book on Ukraine’s history. His latest, “The Gates of Europe: A History of...

    A Pig In A Coffin For Ukrainian Lawmakers
    Dec24

    A Pig In A Coffin For Ukrainian Lawmakers

    Farmers protested outside the parliament building in Kyiv on December 24, delivering a dead pig to the legislators they say are butchering their businesses. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Vote To Allow Trade Embargo Against Russia
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Vote To Allow Trade Embargo Against Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to allow the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Court Extends Jail For Russians Accused Of Fighting With Separatists
    Dec24

    Court Extends Jail For Russians Accused Of Fighting With Separatists

    Kyiv’s Holosiiv District Court extended the detention of two Russians alleged to be members of Russia’s armed forces until at least February 20. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s ‘shadow economy’ is one of the largest in the world and its still growing
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s ‘shadow economy’ is one of the largest in the world and its still growing

    REUTERS/StaffLeonid is not exactly what you would expect from a black market money dealer. He is young, well-built, handsome, and well-dressed. The upmarket café he chose to meet in is the kind that serves its meals on slates and offers menus in English as well as Ukrainian. Leonid orders tea and adds honey before he begins to speak quietly,...

    Ukraine’s brawling parliament hopes to learn from Israel’s — but who’s really worse?
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s brawling parliament hopes to learn from Israel’s — but who’s really worse?

    Israel’s honorary consul in Ukraine, Oleg Vyshniakov, left, posing with officials from the Ukrainian parliament at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Dec. 16, 2015. (Dmitry Spicheko) When Israelis rank the things that make them proud of their country, the Knesset is rarely first on the list. Or second. Or third. In a survey in April, Israelis put...

    Salute to Vienna at Arsht
    Dec24

    Salute to Vienna at Arsht

    Knight Concert Hall presents a Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday with The Strauss Symphony of America and dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and international … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...