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    Poroshenko’s Political Shadowplay
    Feb18

    Poroshenko’s Political Shadowplay

    A closely contested vote of no confidence failed to oust Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from his post yesterday, the latest in a series of high-stakes gyrations that have brought Ukraine’s governing coalition within a hair of collapse.Though the governing coalition has always been a fraught enterprise, making uneasy allies of...

    Ukraine ex-premier’s faction quits governing coalition
    Feb18

    Ukraine ex-premier’s faction quits governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine saw more political turmoil Wednesday, as former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced that her faction was withdrawing from the governing coalition, which she criticized as an obstacle to reforms. The vote reflected lawmakers’ fears that it could lead to the collapse of the governing coalition and an early...

    Amid Fighting In East Ukraine, Suicide, PTSD And Domestic Abuse Take Center Stage
    Feb18

    Amid Fighting In East Ukraine, Suicide, PTSD And Domestic Abuse Take Center Stage

    Ukrainian soldier Ivan Rodichenko’s marriage first began to fall apart when the Russian military annexed Crimea nearly two years ago, sparking a nearly two-year-long conflict that has killed more than 7,000 people. The stress of war placed a wedge between him and his wife the moment he decided to fight back against Russian aggressors. “The...

    Amid East Ukraine War Fighting, Suicide, PTSD And Domestic Abuse Take Center Stage
    Feb17

    Amid East Ukraine War Fighting, Suicide, PTSD And Domestic Abuse Take Center Stage

    Ukrainian soldier Ivan Rodichenko’s marriage first began to fall apart when the Russian military annexed Crimea nearly two years ago, sparking a near two year conflict that has killed more than 7,000 people. The stress of a war placed a wedge between him and his wife the moment he decided to fight back against Russian aggressors. “The army...

    Russia sues Ukraine over debt repayment in London court
    Feb17

    Russia sues Ukraine over debt repayment in London court

    Dmitry RashnitsovMOSCOW, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Russia filed a lawsuit against Ukraine to demand compensation for the debt on bonds worth $3 billion and reimbursement of expenses. …read more Source: United Press...

    Now We Know Who Really Runs Ukraine
    Feb17

    Now We Know Who Really Runs Ukraine

    This week’s government showdown in Kiev is proof that the oligarchs are still firmly in control. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Pope and the Russian Patriarch Have Ended Their 1,000-Year Cold War
    Feb17

    The Pope and the Russian Patriarch Have Ended Their 1,000-Year Cold War

    Stephen F. CohenThe week of this historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill also witnessed dangerous developments in the US-Russian confrontation over Ukraine, Syria and Turkey. …read more Source: The...

    Lawyer: Ukrainian Jailed in Russia Moved To Punishment Cell; Health Worsening
    Feb17

    Lawyer: Ukrainian Jailed in Russia Moved To Punishment Cell; Health Worsening

    A Ukrainian who testified in the Russian trial of filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and later recanted his testimony has been transferred to a harsh punishment cell and is being denied medical care despite worsening health. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Sues Ukraine in London Court Over Unpaid Debt Claim
    Feb17

    Russia Sues Ukraine in London Court Over Unpaid Debt Claim

    The Russian finance ministry says it is owed $3 billion, escalating a legal battle between the countries that is already raging in European courts. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad

    Ukraine’s government faced fresh challenges at home and abroad Wednesday, when a major political party withdrew from the governing coalition and Russia filed suit against the country over a $3 billion Eurobond debt. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced her Fatherland party was leaving Ukraine’s governing coalition, which...