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    Worsening Ukrainian Crisis Suffers from Severe Lack of Funding
    Dec08

    Worsening Ukrainian Crisis Suffers from Severe Lack of Funding

    The United Nations is appealing for $187 million to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to 2.3 million of the most vulnerable Ukrainians who, it says, have reached the limits of their endurance after four years of conflict. Most people view the ongoing fighting between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine...

    Rex Tillerson has told Russia that America will never overlook the annexation of Crimea or intrusion in eastern Ukraine
    Dec08

    Rex Tillerson has told Russia that America will never overlook the annexation of Crimea or intrusion in eastern Ukraine

    VIENNA — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other disputes were secondary. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Art Of War: Ukraine Explores Donbas Conflict On Screen, In Books
    Dec08

    Art Of War: Ukraine Explores Donbas Conflict On Screen, In Books

    A new film about Ukrainian “cyborg” soldiers who bravely fought for, but ultimately lost, Donetsk airport is the latest in Ukraine’s push to document the ongoing war in art form. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tillerson: Biggest Snag in U.S.-Russia Relations is Ukraine, Not Election Meddling
    Dec08

    Tillerson: Biggest Snag in U.S.-Russia Relations is Ukraine, Not Election Meddling

    U.S. ‘badly’ wants to mend fences with Moscow, Secretary of State Tillerson says. …read more Source: Foreign...

    How Saakashvili And Poroshenko Got Themselves Into This Mess
    Dec08

    How Saakashvili And Poroshenko Got Themselves Into This Mess

    Being hauled off a rooftop by police may be the most normal thing that’s happened in Ukraine to Mikheil Saakashvili, the combative former Georgian president and Odesa governor. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tillerson: Sanctions Will Stay Until Russia Withdraws From Ukraine
    Dec08

    Tillerson: Sanctions Will Stay Until Russia Withdraws From Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said sanctions against Moscow will remain in place until Russia withdraws from Ukraine. Tillerson made the comment in front of his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at a December 7 meeting in Vienna of foreign ministers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). (Reuters)...

    Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation
    Dec08

    Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation

    The American secretary of state and the Russian foreign minister traded barbs at a security conference in Vienna. …read more Source: The New York...

    FBI Says Its Support for Anti-corruption Unit Abides by Ukrainian Law

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is challenging suggestions of illegal conduct in an undercover sting operation targeting allegedly corrupt government officials in Kyiv, which the FBI conducted in concert with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The United States and European Union have provided logistical support and...

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand
    Dec07

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand

    Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shoo-in to win a fourth presidential term. But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger, by uniting voters around his message: The world is against us. Putin announced on Wednesday that he would run for re-election in March’s...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...