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    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...

    Putin threatens to ‘hang’ someone if Crimea highway is not built
    Apr01

    Putin threatens to ‘hang’ someone if Crimea highway is not built

    For months the national support organization for Vladimir Putin has been releasing cartoons showing the Russian president executing allegedly corrupt officials in elaborate fashion. Now Mr. Putin himself has invoked imagery of capital punishment, threatening “to hang” the person responsible for reconstruction of a highway in Crimea, the Ukrainian...

    Kasich supports Ukraine
    Apr01

    Kasich supports Ukraine

    “And by the way, I heard – I just heard briefly somebody was saying that we should just ignore Ukraine. Are you kidding me? The United States of America should be arming the Ukrainians who want to fight for freedom against Putin. We should be arming them… with lethal defensive aid.” Those were the words […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Body of murdered journalist Heorhii Gongadze finally buried
    Apr01

    Body of murdered journalist Heorhii Gongadze finally buried

    The body of Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze has been buried in Kyiv, nearly 16 years after his killing, but family and friends say their fight for justice is not over. Gongadze, a dogged investigative reporter who exposed high-level political corruption, was kidnapped in September 2000. His headless body was found that November in a forest...

    ‘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...