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    Berlin and Paris soften up Kyiv  ahead of ‘decisive’ Normandy meeting
    Mar04

    Berlin and Paris soften up Kyiv ahead of ‘decisive’ Normandy meeting

    In Kyiv, on February 22-23, while a working visit, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier portrayed the “Normandy” group’s upcoming March 3 meeting in Paris as a make-or-break event, designed to overcome the diplomatic deadlock over “the Ukraine crisis.” The diplomatic process is stuck in a crisis of its own, Mr....

    March 6, 2014
    Mar04

    March 6, 2014

    Two years ago, on March 6, 2014, the leadership of the European Union, including EU Council President Herman van Rompuy, announced that the EU would sign the political portion of its Association Agreement with Ukraine before the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine, and that the signing of the free trade pact would be delayed. […] …read...

    Telling Ukraine’s story
    Mar04

    Telling Ukraine’s story

    Ukrainians may have been disappointed that the powerful film “Winter on Fire, which captured indelible images of Ukraine’s Euro-Maidan-turned-Revolution of Dignity, did not win an Oscar. The work of a team of filmmakers, it was one of five films nominated for the Academy Award in the documentary feature category. (The prize for best...

    Continuation of Western sanctions on Russia increasingly depends on Ukraine, Ohryzko says
    Mar04

    Continuation of Western sanctions on Russia increasingly depends on Ukraine, Ohryzko says

    The maintenance of Western sanctions is contingent upon Ukraine’s willingness to reform itself, according to former Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko. If Ukraine does not act, the West will ultimately lift the sanctions and Ukraine will have only itself to blame for its resulting isolation. In a commentary published on...

    U.S. statement on anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
    Mar04

    U.S. statement on anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

    The following press statement was made by Mark C. Toner, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, on February 20. Today, we join the people of Ukraine in honoring the memory of their Revolution of Dignity and those who gave their lives to build a more just, democratic and European Ukraine. They braved sniper […] …read more...

    ‘I Will Return To Ukraine, Dead Or Alive’ — Savchenko’s Unspoken Last Words In Russian Court
    Mar04

    ‘I Will Return To Ukraine, Dead Or Alive’ — Savchenko’s Unspoken Last Words In Russian Court

    Read our translation of the final statement that jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko prepared to make at the end of a widely criticized trial in a Russian court, where she is being charged with complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Situation Report: U.S. warships in the South China Sea; Team Trump; North Korea rattles nukes; choppers for Jordan; rumble in the Arctic; story of Ukrainian hack attack; and lots more
    Mar04

    Situation Report: U.S. warships in the South China Sea; Team Trump; North Korea rattles nukes; choppers for Jordan; rumble in the Arctic; story of Ukrainian hack attack; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Into the blue. The U.S. has sent aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis, along with a host of accompanying ships, into the disputed waters of the South China Sea Navy officials said Thursday. The carrier is being joined by two destroyers, two cruisers, and the 7th Fleet command … …read more Source:...

    High School Whiz Kid Was Really 23, Had Underage Sex: Cops
    Mar04

    High School Whiz Kid Was Really 23, Had Underage Sex: Cops

    A high school student who impressed community leaders turned out to be a 23-year-old Ukrainian who had overstayed his visa, prosecutors said. …read more Source:...

    Making The World Safe For Dictators
    Mar04

    Making The World Safe For Dictators

    Russia’s re-escalation in the Donbas this week illustrates that Ukraine and Syria are two fronts in the same war Vladimir Putin is waging on the West, says Power Vertical blogger Brian Whitmore. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia is concerned by North Korea’s readiness to use nuclear weapons
    Mar04

    Russia is concerned by North Korea’s readiness to use nuclear weapons

    KCNA/ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is seriously worried by North Korea’s declared readiness to use its nuclear weapons, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “This raises pretty serious concerns,” Peskov told a teleconference with journalists. “We hope that all countries in the region will maintain...