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    Russia is Not Nine Feet Tall
    Apr02

    Russia is Not Nine Feet Tall

    As Russia has boycotted the global Nuclear Security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, March 31-April 1, 2016, questions arise as to the second nuclear superpower’s policies and capabilities. Can Moscow afford to stay out in the cold, when the leaders of over 50 countries decide most urgent questions of international...

    PM: Canada will offer $42M to help protect nuclear material from terrorists
    Apr01

    PM: Canada will offer $42M to help protect nuclear material from terrorists

    WASHINGTON — Canada is contributing $42 million to global efforts to protect nuclear materials and keep them away from terrorists. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among several world leaders making similar commitments Friday at a nuclear safety summit in Washington, an event aimed at sustaining nuclear safety as a long-term international...

    Robert Fulford: Putin says Ukraine isn’t a country. Too many in the West agree with him
    Apr01

    Robert Fulford: Putin says Ukraine isn’t a country. Too many in the West agree with him

    This week, the Ukrainian parliament banned all Russian films released after Jan. 1, 2014, the date Russia annexed Crimea, moving it from Ukraine’s jurisdiction to Russia’s. The note accompanying the decision said it was taken for reasons of national security. Connecting security with movies sounds like eccentric policy, but perhaps...

    Kadyrov: Putin Should Get Nobel Prize, Not Obama
    Apr01

    Kadyrov: Putin Should Get Nobel Prize, Not Obama

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has called for the world to take U.S. President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and give it to a more deserving candidate—Vladimir Putin. Kadyrov has often referred to himself as “a servant of Allah and a footsoldier of Putin.” The Chechen leader has named a street after Putin in his capital of Grozny and...

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid
    Apr01

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid

    The White House says the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $335 million in security assistance. The new aid was announced Thursday after a meeting between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington. The White House also said that Biden told Poroshenko that efforts to form a stable,...

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia
    Apr01

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the United States and other Western powers to continue their sanctions on Russia to help end its “direct armed aggression against my state.” Addressing a large forum at the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol on March 30 discussing Ukraine’s continuing battle for freedom,...

    Shokin dismissed  as procurator general
    Apr01

    Shokin dismissed as procurator general

    KYIV – The Verkhovna Rada voted on March 29 to dismiss the highly unpopular Procurator General Viktor Shokin after months of pressure from reformers and American diplomats, who were disappointed with his resistance to and alleged sabotage of anti-corruption efforts. Mr. Shokin was dismissed on the eve of Ukrainian President Petro...

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic
    Apr01

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic

    KYIV – The Samopomich (Self-Reliance) party has emerged as among the most popular in Ukraine, even ranking first in some polls. And although its founder and head Andriy Sadovyi is among Ukraine’s most popular politicians (having served as Lviv mayor since 2006), a key reason for Samopomich’s success has been the passionate pursuit of...

    ‘The price we have paid is striking’
    Apr01

    ‘The price we have paid is striking’

    As we write this week’s editorial, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on a working visit to Washington. In the late evening on March 30, he delivered the keynote address at a forum whose theme was “Ukraine’s Battle for Freedom Continues.” And now he is among the more than 50 world leaders at the fourth Nuclear […] …read...

    April 6, 2010
    Apr01

    April 6, 2010

    Six years ago, on April 6, 2010, pro-Kremlin political groups in Crimea called on President Viktor Yanukovych to ban the Crimean Tatars’ autonomous bodies, including the Mejlis (Parliament) and its Kurultai (Congress). Oleg Rodivilov, a member of the Crimean Parliament and leader of the Crimea’s Russian bloc, told RFE/RL that he...