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    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine

    On November 18, a diverse group of military and foreign policy leaders released a letter urging Congress to enhance and expand U.S. economic, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as part of the final negotiations on fiscal year 2016 appropriations. The signatories include former ambassadors, military leaders and officials in Democratic...

    The Meaning of Montenegro’s NATO Membership
    Dec08

    The Meaning of Montenegro’s NATO Membership

    NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to become the alliance’s twenty-ninth member has significance far beyond the Connecticut-size Balkan country. First, despite current European crises, and in the face of Russian opposition, the alliance members held fast to a core element of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, NATO enlargement, thereby...

    Biden Tells Ukraine to … Do Nothing
    Dec08

    Biden Tells Ukraine to … Do Nothing

    U.S. apparently wants Kiev to keep its maligned government. …read more Source:...

    2015: The Year in Photos, January-April
    Dec08

    2015: The Year in Photos, January-April

    Argiris Mantikos / APAs the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2015. Among the events covered in this essay (the first of a three-part photo summary of the year): Conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the beginning of the new Star Wars hype, the growth...

    Electricity Restored to Crimea After 2 Weeks of Darkness
    Dec08

    Electricity Restored to Crimea After 2 Weeks of Darkness

    Ukrainian workers were able to connect a power line on Tuesday after the Crimean Tatar protesters who had blocked utility crews’ access to the sites finally relented. …read more Source: The New York...

    The Knotty Ties Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine
    Dec08

    The Knotty Ties Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine

    As the vice president aims to curb corruption in Ukraine, his son, Hunter, sits on the board of a Ukrainian company that the American ambassador has accused of having “illicit assets.” …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. church collecting supplies for Ukrainian fighters
    Dec08

    U.S. church collecting supplies for Ukrainian fighters

    A Washington-area Ukrainian Catholic Church will be setting up an unusual table at its annual Christmas bazaar this weekend — a collection point for supplies for Ukrainian troops battling Russian-backed separatists in the old country. The Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church of Silver Spring, Md., says it will accept “new …...

    Biden Stands By Ukraine But Warns On Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden Stands By Ukraine But Warns On Corruption

    U.S. Vice President used a landmark address to the Ukrainian parliament to deliver a message of steadfast American support, but also to call for more action against corruption. There was a standing ovation as he pledged the United States would never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But Biden also said elected officials must remove...

    Biden to Ukraine: You’ve got one last chance. Don’t screw this up.
    Dec08

    Biden to Ukraine: You’ve got one last chance. Don’t screw this up.

    Joe Biden’s message to Ukraine on Tuesday was crystal clear: Don’t screw this up The vice president didn’t mince words when he spoke to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, ministers and lawmakers inside parliament during his fifth trip to the country on Tuesday. He warned Kiev against backsliding in its fight against...

    NATO Moves Forward with Montenegro
    Dec08

    NATO Moves Forward with Montenegro

    NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to become its 29th member is an important step forward for the Alliance. The Brussels ministerial meeting on December 2 overcame any latent opposition to further NATO enlargement, demonstrated that the Alliance does not retreat in the face of Moscow’s threats, and indicated its commitment to bringing...