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    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Saving Money On The F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America A Hell Of A Lot
    Mar18

    Saving Money On The F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America A Hell Of A Lot

    The United States Air Force is not in great shape. For starters, officials estimate it has 500 fewer pilots than it should ideally have. Plus, many of the planes those pilots would be flying aren’t in great shape. The newest jet, the F-35, is continually hammered for schedule, cost, and technological issues. The slightly older F-22 is...

    President’s choices shrink as political crises deepen
    Mar18

    President’s choices shrink as political crises deepen

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko saw his options narrow this week as he seeks to resolve Ukraine’s deepening political crises, namely the war in the Donbas and the formation of a new coalition government. His position has gotten so limited that he is considering appointing political players once considered to be off limits for...

    Nuland testifies: Reform in Ukraine is endangered by oligarchs fighting back
    Mar18

    Nuland testifies: Reform in Ukraine is endangered by oligarchs fighting back

    WASHINGTON – A top U.S. administration official has taken pointed aim at the wealthiest Ukrainian tycoons, known as oligarchs, accusing them of undermining the country’s anti-corruption reform efforts. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, warned on March 15 that, if efforts to liberalize the...

    Three Canadians honored by president of Ukraine
    Mar18

    Three Canadians honored by president of Ukraine

    KYIV – Three members of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s Medical Mission team were recognized with awards presented by President Peter Poroshenko of Ukraine. Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn, mission lead and a plastic surgeon from Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, was awarded the Order of Merit, and Dr. Carolyn Levis, a plastic surgeon from Hamilton,...

    Ukraine Takes Down Largest Remaining Lenin Statue
    Mar18

    Ukraine Takes Down Largest Remaining Lenin Statue

    A city in Ukraine bid good riddance to the country’s largest remaining statue of Vladimir Lenin. It took a crane to lift the 20 meter-tall, 40-ton statue of the Soviet leader from its pedestal in the city of Zaporizhia. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Berlin and Paris side with Moscow  against Kyiv in Normandy group meeting
    Mar18

    Berlin and Paris side with Moscow against Kyiv in Normandy group meeting

    As anticipated (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, February 26), the Normandy group meeting on March 3-4 in Paris cornered Ukraine to extract its acceptance of “elections” in the Russian-occupied territory in the country’s east. German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier did almost all the hectoring; his French counterpart,...

    Obama: Ukraine ‘vulnerable’ to Russian ‘military domination’ no matter what U.S. does
    Mar18

    Obama: Ukraine ‘vulnerable’ to Russian ‘military domination’ no matter what U.S. does

    U.S. President Barack Obama said that Ukraine “is going to be vulnerable to military domination by Russia no matter what” the United States does. In one of a series of interviews published on March 10 that formed the basis of an article in The Atlantic magazine, Mr. Obama said that Ukraine was clearly a core […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, Turkey may forge anti-Russian alliance in Black Sea
    Mar18

    Ukraine, Turkey may forge anti-Russian alliance in Black Sea

    Russia, a common enemy since recently, has prompted Turkey and Ukraine, the big neighbors across the Black Sea, to step up political, economic and military ties. Bilateral contacts have been particularly intensive this year. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu flew to Kyiv in February, followed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s...

    Canada, U.S. comment on anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Canada, U.S. comment on anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and the U.S. State Department both released statements on the second anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion stated: “This month marks the second anniversary of Russia’s...