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    Watch: A bouquet of roses kicked off Ukraine’s most bizarre parliament brawl ever
    Dec11

    Watch: A bouquet of roses kicked off Ukraine’s most bizarre parliament brawl ever

    MOSCOW — Ukraine’s parliament is known for its knock-down, drag-out brawls, but Friday’s melee was particularly untimely. Just three days earlier, Vice President Biden had urged Ukraine’s famously divided lawmakers to “put aside parochial differences” and pass sweeping reforms almost two years after the Maidan...

    Kerry To Discuss Syria, Ukraine Crises In Moscow Next Week
    Dec11

    Kerry To Discuss Syria, Ukraine Crises In Moscow Next Week

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week for talks on Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine lawmaker manhandles PM Yatseniuk in rowdy parliament scenes
    Dec11

    Ukraine lawmaker manhandles PM Yatseniuk in rowdy parliament scenes

    Fighting erupts after member of President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc picks up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and pulls him from podium …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Parliament Brawl Video: Watch Fight Erupt With Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk And Lawmakers
    Dec11

    Ukraine Parliament Brawl Video: Watch Fight Erupt With Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk And Lawmakers

    As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was speaking Friday in the country’s parliament, a lawmaker approached him and offered him a bouquet of red roses before trying to remove him from the podium, kicking off another mass brawl among politicians, local media reported. Ukraine’s parliament has seen its fair share of brawls over...

    AP Interview: Polish leader: Sanctions on Russia must remain
    Dec11

    AP Interview: Polish leader: Sanctions on Russia must remain

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new foreign minister says he welcomes the new cooperation between Russia and the West in the fight against the Islamic State group, but insists that Ukraine’s interests cannot be sacrificed as a reward to Moscow for those efforts. …read more Source: CNS...

    Watch:  Flower Delivery, Crotch Grabbing Make Up Ukraine Parliamentary Brawl
    Dec11

    Watch: Flower Delivery, Crotch Grabbing Make Up Ukraine Parliamentary Brawl

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was pulled away from the podium by a political opponent while speaking. …read more Source: ABC...

    Brawl breaks out in Ukraine Parliament
    Dec11

    Brawl breaks out in Ukraine Parliament

    Lawmakers scuffle amid collection of signatures for resignation of unpopular PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk …read more Source:...

    Brawl erupts in Ukrainian parliament after lawmaker swats PM with bouquet of roses, tries to drag him from podium
    Dec11

    Brawl erupts in Ukrainian parliament after lawmaker swats PM with bouquet of roses, tries to drag him from podium

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was delivering his annual report to parliament, urging lawmakers to adopt the state budget for 2016 and a new tax code …read more Source: Vancouver...

    IN THE PRESS: Op-ed by Turchynov
    Dec11

    IN THE PRESS: Op-ed by Turchynov

    “Allying with Putin against the Islamic State would be a devil’s bargain,” by Oleksander Turchynov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, The Washington Post, December 3: …it is understandable that Western governments should want to form the broadest possible international coalition, including with Russia, to...

    Ukraine is not a bargaining chip for Putin’s support against ISIS
    Dec11

    Ukraine is not a bargaining chip for Putin’s support against ISIS

    Two months ago, while travelling along the frontlines of eastern Ukraine, I predicted that the Minsk II ceasefire agreements would not be respected by the Kremlin and its puppet Peoples’ Republics. It was clear to me – in spite of a tentative ceasefire put in place on October 2 – that the situation in the […] …read more Source: The...