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    From Disgraced President to Ukraine’s Lead Diplomat: The Unlikely Redemption of Leonid Kuchma
    Sep16

    From Disgraced President to Ukraine’s Lead Diplomat: The Unlikely Redemption of Leonid Kuchma

    On September 8, 2015, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma arrived in Minsk. He travelled to the Belarusian capital, as Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group that seeks to end the conflict in Donbas. At the summit that followed, Kuchma called for the withdrawal of heavy artillery from Eastern Ukraine, and urged the UN...

    Ukraine extends or applies sanctions on over 400 individuals, 90 legal entities -decree
    Sep16

    Ukraine extends or applies sanctions on over 400 individuals, 90 legal entities -decree

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Wednesday to extend or apply sanctions on over 400 individuals and 90… …read more Source:...

    On Display At ‘Made-In-Russia’ Fair: Hope, Patriotism, And Crimean Wine
    Sep16

    On Display At ‘Made-In-Russia’ Fair: Hope, Patriotism, And Crimean Wine

    A big trade fair in Moscow this week is showing off Russian-made goods that the government hopes will help wean the country off imports – amid signs that the Kremlin campaign for “import-substitution” has had little effect so far. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian pranksters say they fooled Elton John on Putin ‘call’
    Sep16

    Russian pranksters say they fooled Elton John on Putin ‘call’

    Would you recognize Vladimir Putin’s voice if he called? …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal

    A leader of Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine signed a decree on Wednesday to hold local elections, a move President Petro Poroshenko condemned as a risky and irresponsible decision that threatened a cease-fire deal. Under the terms of the much-violated Minsk peace agreement, reached in February, local elections were meant to be held in...

    The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York
    Sep16

    The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York

    US President Barack Obama is considering meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he comes to New York this month for the United Nations General Assembly, but the Obama administration doesn’t know if that’s a good idea. White House officials are reportedly trying to decide whether the two leaders should meet to “work...

    On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster Is No Match for Putin
    Sep16

    On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster Is No Match for Putin

    Donald Trump is the latest Republican presidential candidate to falsely assess the impact of President Barack Obama’s engagement in Ukraine. The former Soviet nation is in the middle of a bloody proxy war with Russia that started last year, after Ukrainians revolted against and overthrew the corru …read more Source: The New...

    Russian pranksters claim Putin hoax call to Elton John
    Sep16

    Russian pranksters claim Putin hoax call to Elton John

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian pranksters say they fooled Elton John into believing that Russian President Vladimir Putin had given him a call.The British star on Tuesday posted a message on Instagram, thanking Putin for calling him to discuss gay rights in Russia and inviting him for a meeting in Moscow. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied...

    OSCE Urges Full Probe 15 Years After Gongadze’s Disappearance
    Sep16

    OSCE Urges Full Probe 15 Years After Gongadze’s Disappearance

    The OSCE’s media-freedom representative has highlighted the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Ukrainian investigative journalist Heorhiy Gongadze by reiterating her call for authorities in Kyiv to fully investigate the crime. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Failed Tech Revolution
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Failed Tech Revolution

    Snapchat’s acquisition of a local startup is another reminder of what could have been. …read more Source:...