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    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader
    Jan06

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader

    Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in the March presidential election. The high court upheld the Central Election Commission’s decision banning Navalny from running because of his conviction on criminal charges. Navalny and his followers say those charges were politically...

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts
    Jan05

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts

    KYIV – Ukraine can expect to see its economy grow only modestly over the previous year by 2.9 percent, or to $113 billion, if declared, albeit muted, reforms continue, say three Kyiv-based policy centers and an economist in Washington. Despite Russia’s unprovoked war that Kyiv has managed to contain, the country’s biggest internal...

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv
    Jan05

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv

    KYIV – Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv “a challenge to the state” as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    The Steele dossier, explained
    Jan05

    The Steele dossier, explained

    Republican senators want the author of the “pee tape” document arrested. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the first criminal referral from congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Friday in a surprising way. They requested charges not against anyone involved in the underlying crimes...

    Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA
    Jan05

    Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA

    KYIV – Anne Applebaum, journalist, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, received an honorary doctorate at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (known by the acronym NaUKMA) during a ceremony on December 16, 2017, in a packed university auditorium filled by over 750 students. Many of the students asked excellent questions after...

    Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war
    Jan05

    Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war

    A Russian court in occupied Sevastopol back on November 16, 2017, sentenced Ukrainian former military expert Dmitry Shtyblykov to five years imprisonment in a strict penal colony (Regnum, November 16). Mr. Shtyblykov worked at the think tank Nomos, which, prior to the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, operated in Sevastopol. A year earlier,...

    Fans unfollow Dutch actress for vacationing in Israel
    Jan05

    Fans unfollow Dutch actress for vacationing in Israel

    Victoria Koblenko posting a photo from Jerusalem. (Instagram) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — One of the Netherlands’ best-known actresses said hundreds of people unfollowed her on social media because she posted pictures from her visit to Israel. Victoria Koblenko, an award-winning movie, television and theater actress and journalist with 151,000...

    U.S. ambassador visits children’s rehab center in Lviv
    Jan05

    U.S. ambassador visits children’s rehab center in Lviv

    LVIV – U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch visited the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Lviv on November 23, 2017. She met with the children and young people of the center during a tour of the facility. Dzherelo has been serving children with disabilities in the Lviv Region since 1993. It serves 170 children daily […]...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...