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    The forgotten war:  A view from Ukraine’s frontlines
    Oct30

    The forgotten war: A view from Ukraine’s frontlines

    For a brief moment, it felt like déjà vu. As an officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, I had visited several hot spots, witnessing my share of misery and destruction. Now I was in the Donbas, the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine. Since its independence in 1991, Ukraine has struggled to shed its Soviet colonial […] …read more Source: The...

    Diaspora dedicates first monument to “Nebesna Sotnia” and Ukrainian heroes
    Oct30

    Diaspora dedicates first monument to “Nebesna Sotnia” and Ukrainian heroes

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – The Ukrainian community of Chicago and its Illinois suburbs and parishioners of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral – Kyivan Patriarchate in Bloomingdale, Ill., gathered on the weekend of September 19-20 for a festive celebration to mark the 45th anniversary of the parish’s founding and for a solemn commemoration...

    A Lull in the East
    Oct30

    A Lull in the East

    A new turn in the Minsk negotiating process has accompanied the sharp drop in fighting in Ukraine’s east over the past six weeks. Both on the battlefield and at the negotiating table, the changes have come from a growing realization in the Kremlin that its policy of aggression Ukraine is failing.Since it launched its undeclared, hybrid war...

    The New Propaganda
    Oct30

    The New Propaganda

    Controlling information in a globalized world is harder than it used to be, much to the dismay of authoritarian regimes.Yet such regimes today routinely use the trappings of democracy and the latest technology to stifle liberty. Finding it much harder to control information in a world of instant, decentralized communications, these regimes are...

    Georgian Officials Probe Alleged Saakashvili Recordings
    Oct30

    Georgian Officials Probe Alleged Saakashvili Recordings

    The Georgian State Security Service (SDSS) says it is looking into leaked wiretapped recordings of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili as part of an investigation into an alleged “conspiracy to overthrow” the government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Banks, Not Tanks
    Oct30

    The Daily Vertical: Banks, Not Tanks

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine: Deadly Depot Fire Might Be Terrorist Act
    Oct30

    Ukraine: Deadly Depot Fire Might Be Terrorist Act

    Ukrainian officials says a fire that caused multiple explosions at an ammunition depot that killed two people is being investigated as a “terrorist act.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rights Leaders Seek to Counter State Oppression at Solidarity Conference
    Oct30

    Rights Leaders Seek to Counter State Oppression at Solidarity Conference

    WARSAW—Many of them, like Oles Shevchenko, former leader of the Ukrainian Republican Party and signatory of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, did hard time in Soviet-era gulags for daring to speak up for human rights at a time when trampling them was policy for communist hardliners at the seat of power. Some, like David Kilgour, former...

    US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus
    Oct30

    US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus

    The United States and the European Union are temporarily lifting some sanctions against Belarus, which freed the last of its political prisoners in August. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby on Thursday called the move a “limited reprieve … that opens the door to expanded commercial ties for the Belarusian economy.” But...

    Video: Huge Explosion in Ukraine’s Lugansk as Ammunition Warehouses Catch Fire
    Oct30

    Video: Huge Explosion in Ukraine’s Lugansk as Ammunition Warehouses Catch Fire

    Several huge blasts were reported in Ukraine’s Lugansk, sometimes spelled as Luhansk, region on Thursday night, according to media reports. At least one person was killed. Video footage of one of the explosions was recorded and uploaded to YouTube. More than 3,500 tons of munitions are located at the ammo depot, controlled by the Ukrainian...