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    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say
    Jan29

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say

    KYIV – When the West imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine, its leaders assured the public that they would accomplish their goals of restoring order and peace better than a military response would have. Hence President Barack Obama’s restraint in supplying arms to Ukraine. Nearly two years later...

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine
    Jan29

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine

    Given Moscow’s desire to get out from under the sanctions regime and the almost equal desire of some Western governments to declare victory and lift it, the Kremlin appears likely to do just enough to claim that it has fulfilled the Minsk accords and the West to accept that as sufficient to end the Ukrainian […] …read more Source: The...

    Portraits Unveiled Of Ukrainians Detained By Russia
    Jan29

    Portraits Unveiled Of Ukrainians Detained By Russia

    The Ukrainian foreign ministry has opened an exhibition featuring portraits of people which Kyiv says have been illegally detained by Russia, such as filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and pilot Nadia Savchenko. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2015: Ukrainian National Association: a year of changes, milestones
    Jan29

    2015: Ukrainian National Association: a year of changes, milestones

    For our community’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, the Ukrainian National Association, 2015 was a year of some welcome changes and financial milestones, as well as the continuation of fraternal benefits and programs geared toward helping Ukrainians here and in Ukraine. The best news came in early December, when it was reported...

    2015: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Active on many fronts
    Jan29

    2015: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Active on many fronts

    Ukrainians in the United States were active in 2015 with protests, demonstrations, rallies, political and cultural events, as well as anniversaries. Following is a chronological account of the major developments. On January 23-26 Ukrainian Americans converged on Washington to mark the 1919 “Day of Unity” of Ukraine. Events included a protest in...

    Italy is set up for a showdown with the European Union
    Jan29

    Italy is set up for a showdown with the European Union

    Reuters/Giampiero SpositoThe gap is widening between Rome and Brussels. The reasons are both diverging interests and increasing domestic pressure on the government. But how far will this fight go in 2016? A year ago, Italy was widely thought to be on the right path by EU leaders. Matteo Renzi, a member of the Democratic Party appointed as Prime...

    Republican Candidates Blast Away at Cruz in Final GOP Debate Before Iowa Caucuses
    Jan29

    Republican Candidates Blast Away at Cruz in Final GOP Debate Before Iowa Caucuses

    Remaining candidates use formal debate to take aim at Ted Cruz while Trump hosts dual event and cedes spotlight to opponents. Donald Trump found himself sidelined for the first time from a televised presidential debate on Thursday, ceding the stage to his Republican opponents in a high-stakes gamble less than three days before the Iowa caucuses....

    Bill Calls For Speedy Citizenship For Foreigners In Ukrainian Forces
    Jan29

    Bill Calls For Speedy Citizenship For Foreigners In Ukrainian Forces

    Lawmakers in Kyiv have approved draft legislation simplifying the process for foreigners to obtain Ukrainian citizenship if they have served in Ukraine’s army. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How to Avoid War With Russia
    Jan29

    How to Avoid War With Russia

    Andrey Bezrukov, Mikhail Mamonov, Sergey Markedonov, Andrey Sushentsov Security, The year ahead could bring conflict or cooperation in these key areas. Much has been said recently about the unpredictability of Russian foreign policy, and the resulting uncertainty. In reality, Moscow’s interests are quite limited and focused on its near...

    Canada can’t agree to all allied requests in ISIL fight, Dion says
    Jan28

    Canada can’t agree to all allied requests in ISIL fight, Dion says

    OTTAWA — Canada will have to say no to some of the requests that its allies are making in the fight against Islamic extremists, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. But the minister wouldn’t say if some coalition members have asked Canada to keep its fighter jets in Iraq and Syria. “We cannot say yes to...