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    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb18

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. The move by Samopomich (Self Help), which has 26 seats in the 450-seat parliament, leaves the coalition partners with 217 votes. The failure to create a new majority coalition may...

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb18

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Cutting a Deal with Russia
    Feb18

    Cutting a Deal with Russia

    I’ve been working with the Gaidar Institute in Moscow for the last three years helping their fine economists research Russia’s fiscal policy. We’ve been studying Russia’s long-run fiscal position, its projected demographic change, and its economic transition. Like the U.S., Russia faces major challenges in maintaining its...

    Most Americans Still View Russia Unfavorably Amid Conflicts In Syria, Ukraine, Poll Finds
    Feb18

    Most Americans Still View Russia Unfavorably Amid Conflicts In Syria, Ukraine, Poll Finds

    While the U.S. government has increased military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression and warily watches the Kremlin’s moves in Syria, Americans have begun to see the country in slightly less negative terms, according to a new poll released Thursday by Gallup. But it’s not enough to call this an opinion detente, with the...

    Another Ukrainian Party Quits Ruling Coalition
    Feb18

    Another Ukrainian Party Quits Ruling Coalition

    A leader of Ukraine’s Samopomich (Self-Reliance) party says it has decided to quit the ruling coalition, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to find new allies or risk the collapse of his government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Meet a Ukrainian model blazing a new path for people with disabilities — on the runway
    Feb18

    Meet a Ukrainian model blazing a new path for people with disabilities — on the runway

    Alexandra Kutas has been paralyzed since birth — and that’s a major challenge anywhere, but especially in her native Ukraine. But she was determined that she wouldn’t be defined by her wheelchair. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Monument to Russian Annexation Troops to Be Installed in Crimea
    Feb18

    Monument to Russian Annexation Troops to Be Installed in Crimea

    The government in Crimea has announced it is collecting money to build a monument to the Russian troops that annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Crimea was annexed from the territory of Ukraine, after protests in Kiev and other parts of the country ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. The international community has not...

    Ukraine Says ‘Fully Ready’ For Court Battle With Russia
    Feb18

    Ukraine Says ‘Fully Ready’ For Court Battle With Russia

    Kyiv says it is “fully ready to decisively defend its interests” against a lawsuit brought by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
    Feb18

    UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

    By United Press International On Feb. 18, 2014, violence erupted between protesters and security forces in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, resulting in 98 dead. …read more Source: United Press...

    Commentary: Petro Poroshenko’s House Of Cards
    Feb18

    Commentary: Petro Poroshenko’s House Of Cards

    The failure to dismiss Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk followed a prearranged script, in which President Petro Poroshenko was either an active participant or a puppet master. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...