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    30 years after Chernobyl disaster, containment is nearing completion
    Apr26

    30 years after Chernobyl disaster, containment is nearing completion

    KIEV, Ukraine — An international effort to seal the destroyed remains of the nuclear reactor that exploded in Ukraine 30 years ago is finally close to completion, and remarkably, considering the political revolution and armed conflict that have rocked the country since 2014, it’s close to being on schedule. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko Says Hopes For Savchenko’s Return To Ukraine Within “Weeks”
    Apr26

    Poroshenko Says Hopes For Savchenko’s Return To Ukraine Within “Weeks”

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he hopes jailed pilot Nadia Savchenko will return home from Russia as part of a prisoner swap “in a few weeks.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Apr26

    What We’re Following This Evening

    Chernobyl’s anniversary: Tomorrow marks the 30-year anniversary of the explosion at the Soviet power plant that killed several workers and exposed thousands of others to dangerous levels of radiation. About 120,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area, including 43,000 from the Ukrainian city of Pripyat. Decades later, the...

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia
    Apr26

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia

    Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Imants Liegis, Elisabeth Braw Security, Europe Poland and Latvia’s former defense ministers have their say. On his visit to Estonia just before the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, President Barack Obama stressed the importance of collective defense. “The defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the...

    Ukraine names new naval commander
    Apr25

    Ukraine names new naval commander

    Allen ConeKIEV, Ukraine, April 25 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Lt. Gen Ihor Voronchenko as new commander of the Ukrainian Navy. …read more Source: United Press...

    Test Reveals Radioactive Chernobyl Residue in Milk From Belarus
    Apr25

    Test Reveals Radioactive Chernobyl Residue in Milk From Belarus

    Fallout from the April 26, 1986, explosion at the plant in neighboring Ukraine continues to taint life in Belarus. …read more Source: U.S....

    Bureaucrats blocked former Tory government’s desire to buy navy landing ships
    Apr25

    Bureaucrats blocked former Tory government’s desire to buy navy landing ships

    The bureaucracy at National Defence helped scuttle two attempts by the Harper government to acquire helicopter landing ships over the last few years, documents show. The most high-profile of the cases involved the sale by France of two Mistral-class warships, which had originally been built for Russia, but were on the auction block after the...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 25, 2016
    Apr25

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 25, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Dov Friedman argues that Iraqi Kurdistan’s dreams of independence are doomed while war rages in nearby Turkey. Josh Cohen says that Ukraine’s failure to pursue substantive reforms means that the West must now get tough with the leaders in Kiev. …...

    Federal government resists calls to end Ukraine visa requirements
    Apr25

    Federal government resists calls to end Ukraine visa requirements

    OTTAWA — The federal government is resisting calls to follow the European Union’s lead and begin lifting visa requirements for Ukraine. Representatives from Canada’s largest and most influential Ukrainian lobby group made the request during a meeting with Immigration Minister John McCallum this month, arguing that visa-free travel for...

    BBC Accuses British, Russian Media Of Skewing MH17 Reporting
    Apr25

    BBC Accuses British, Russian Media Of Skewing MH17 Reporting

    The BBC has accused British and Russian media of drawing irresponsible conclusions from snippets of an upcoming documentary on the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The secondhand reports appeared to ignore evidence that largely discredited assertions from Moscow about the tragedy. …read more Source: Radio Free...