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    Podcast: The Russian Fronts
    Mar04

    Podcast: The Russian Fronts

    Are Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine and its intervention in Syria two fronts in a larger war Moscow is waging with the West? Listen to the latest Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Behind closed doors:  Ukraine’s panicked meeting ahead of Crimean seizure
    Mar04

    Behind closed doors: Ukraine’s panicked meeting ahead of Crimean seizure

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has published a previously top-secret transcript of a closed-door meeting it held on February 28, 2014 – just a few days before Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. The 37-page document shows the new authorities – in power for less than a week – in a state of near panic as […] …read more...

    Jaresko emerges as top candidate for prime minister
    Mar04

    Jaresko emerges as top candidate for prime minister

    KYIV – Chicago-native Natalie Jaresko, the current finance minister of Ukraine, is among the top candidates to succeed the embattled Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister, according to Kyiv insiders and recent news reports. She has already begun forming a Cabinet of Ministers consisting of technocrats, reported the rbc.ua news site on February 26,...

    Verkhovna Rada first vice-chair visits Ottawa
    Mar04

    Verkhovna Rada first vice-chair visits Ottawa

    OTTAWA – The first vice-chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament, Andriy Parubiy, held a number of fruitful meetings with Canadian government officials and politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a late February visit to Ottawa. During his meeting with a group of senators led by the chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and...

    Ukrainian side says no elections  without full security in Donetsk-Luhansk
    Mar04

    Ukrainian side says no elections without full security in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Negotiations in the Minsk Contact Group on political issues are so configured as to push Ukraine into recognizing the Moscow-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR), first de facto and then de jure, through local elections and a “special status.” For its part, Ukraine shows increasing tenacity in resisting that push....

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s new negotiators on Ukraine
    Mar04

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s new negotiators on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently appointed Vladislav Surkov and Boris Gryzlov to negotiate – in two separate formats – an outcome to Russia’s war in Ukraine’s east (Censor.net.ua, January 15, 2016; TASS, December 26, 2015). Messrs. Surkov and Gryzlov have long-standing personal ties to Mr. Putin and will report to him on...

    Berlin and Paris soften up Kyiv  ahead of ‘decisive’ Normandy meeting
    Mar04

    Berlin and Paris soften up Kyiv ahead of ‘decisive’ Normandy meeting

    In Kyiv, on February 22-23, while a working visit, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier portrayed the “Normandy” group’s upcoming March 3 meeting in Paris as a make-or-break event, designed to overcome the diplomatic deadlock over “the Ukraine crisis.” The diplomatic process is stuck in a crisis of its own, Mr....

    Telling Ukraine’s story
    Mar04

    Telling Ukraine’s story

    Ukrainians may have been disappointed that the powerful film “Winter on Fire, which captured indelible images of Ukraine’s Euro-Maidan-turned-Revolution of Dignity, did not win an Oscar. The work of a team of filmmakers, it was one of five films nominated for the Academy Award in the documentary feature category. (The prize for best...

    Continuation of Western sanctions on Russia increasingly depends on Ukraine, Ohryzko says
    Mar04

    Continuation of Western sanctions on Russia increasingly depends on Ukraine, Ohryzko says

    The maintenance of Western sanctions is contingent upon Ukraine’s willingness to reform itself, according to former Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko. If Ukraine does not act, the West will ultimately lift the sanctions and Ukraine will have only itself to blame for its resulting isolation. In a commentary published on...

    U.S. statement on anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
    Mar04

    U.S. statement on anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

    The following press statement was made by Mark C. Toner, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, on February 20. Today, we join the people of Ukraine in honoring the memory of their Revolution of Dignity and those who gave their lives to build a more just, democratic and European Ukraine. They braved sniper […] …read more...