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    US Official: Russia’s Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions
    Mar16

    US Official: Russia’s Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions

    Russia’s announcement that it is withdrawing forces from Syria should not lead Washington to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told lawmakers Tuesday, citing recent reports of a “spike in ceasefire violations” in eastern Ukraine. Russia President Putin announced plans on Monday to...

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine
    Mar16

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

    Steven Pifer, John Herbst Politics, Eurasia Has Washington done enough to support Kyiv? In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, President Obama laid out key elements of his approach to foreign policy. There is much in it with which one can agree. “Don’t do stupid s——” makes sense as an axiom of foreign policy—or of any...

    Dropping visa requirement ‘first step’ toward repairing Mexico-Canada relations, ambassador says
    Mar15

    Dropping visa requirement ‘first step’ toward repairing Mexico-Canada relations, ambassador says

    Mexico and Canada are getting back on track, according to Mexico’s newly arrived ambassador. “This new (Canadian) government is adamant to have a strategic partnership with Mexico and to revamp its relationship on all realms, not only on the bilateral front, but it has the same principles on multilateral front,” said Agustin Garcia-Lopez,...

    Ukraine Parliament Passes Anticorruption Legislation
    Mar15

    Ukraine Parliament Passes Anticorruption Legislation

    Ukrainian lawmakers have approved an anticorruption bill establishing public oversight over the assets of both senior and lower-level officials and their relatives. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Ukraine a War Rages on, and America Should Care
    Mar15

    In Ukraine a War Rages on, and America Should Care

    One March 13, Ukrainian military outposts were attacked 71 times by Russian backed militants in the fiercely contested Eastern region of Ukraine. While this battle between Russia and Ukraine rages on, the headlines have slowed to a trickle. With all the other major conflicts and crisis in the world, not to mention a heated political season here...

    Top U.S. Official: Ukraine Reforms Endangered By Oligarchs Fighting Back
    Mar15

    Top U.S. Official: Ukraine Reforms Endangered By Oligarchs Fighting Back

    Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European аnd Eurasian Affairs, has warned that, if efforts to liberalize the economy and fight endemic graft fail, Ukraine “risks sliding backwards once again into corruption, into lawlessness, into vassal statehood.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In real-life Anatevka, Ukraine’s Jewish refugees build a community
    Mar15

    In real-life Anatevka, Ukraine’s Jewish refugees build a community

    Rabbi Moshe Azman, founder of the Anatevka community near Kiev, Feb. 29, 2016. (R. Litevsky/Courtesy of the Office of Rabbi Moshe Azman) ANATEVKA, Ukraine (JTA) — At the age of 53, Sergey and Elena Yarelchenko fled their native city of Lugansk with three suitcases and moved into a wooden room in a muddy refugee camp outside Kiev. Like hundreds of...

    Ukraine’s ‘Great Wall’ With Russia to Start Building in Weeks
    Mar15

    Ukraine’s ‘Great Wall’ With Russia to Start Building in Weeks

    Ukraine will begin building a wall on its easternmost border with Russia, the governor of the war stricken Luhansk region told the country’s Channel 5. Since last February a tense ceasefire in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions has neared a collapse several times, but has largely held. In 2014 Ukraine’s Prime Minister...

    Why Putin Will Claim Victory in Syria
    Mar15

    Why Putin Will Claim Victory in Syria

    Russia’s five month-long campaign in Syria came to an end on Monday with President Putin’s declaration that his forces can pull out, having “achieved their goals.” His withdrawal was accompanied by thanks from Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose regime he appears to have successfully propped up. Here are the reasons why Putin can...

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium
    Mar15

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former European indoor 800-meter champion Nataliya Lupu of Ukraine will miss this week’s world indoor championships in Portland after testing positive for meldonium, the same substance which led to Maria Sharapova’s positive test at the Australian Open. …read more Source: CNS...