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    Russia demanding ownership of the North Pole
    Aug05

    Russia demanding ownership of the North Pole

    Russia, while still digesting its meal of Crimea, is taking another bite at expanding its sovereignty by laying claim Tuesday to the North Pole and a large area of the Arctic Ocean — an area involving oil and gas drilling as well as fishing. The Russian Foreign Ministry submitted its … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine to Establish Crimean Tatar Military Unit
    Aug05

    Ukraine to Establish Crimean Tatar Military Unit

    Ukraine has stepped up to establish a troop of Muslims, leader of Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu, said on Aug. 3. according to a report in the IB Times. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    President-elect says Poland should be part of Ukraine peace talks: PAP
    Aug05

    President-elect says Poland should be part of Ukraine peace talks: PAP

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland together with Ukraine’s other neighbors should be involved in resolving the crisis in eastern Ukraine, Poland’s… …read more Source:...

    Is This the End of Ukraine’s Peace Process?
    Aug05

    Is This the End of Ukraine’s Peace Process?

    A pro-Russian rebel during a training drill in Donetsk (Marko Djurica / Reuters) Mykola Azarov’s call for early elections and “total regime change” in Kiev was a bit of a head-scratcher. The ousted Ukrainian prime minister, after all, is deeply unpopular in his homeland and—with the exception of Ukrainian prosecutors who want to put him on...

    Lukashenka Says Belarus Is Russia’s Only Reliable Ally
    Aug05

    Lukashenka Says Belarus Is Russia’s Only Reliable Ally

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Russia would never infringe on his country’s sovereignty. In an August 4 interview in Minsk with RFE/RL and two other independent media outlets, Lukashenka said a war between the countries would be a disaster. (RFE/RL’s Belarus Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania
    Aug05

    Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania

    (JTA) — Nearly a quarter of Romanian respondents on a survey on Jews said their country should have no Jewish residents. The results of the survey among 1,000 Romanian adults were published last week by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Holocaust Studies in Romania, which commissioned the Centre for Opinion and Market Studies to conduct the...

    ‘Shelling Every Day’ In Donbas Trenches
    Aug05

    ‘Shelling Every Day’ In Donbas Trenches

    Talks in Minsk aimed at aimed a pullback of weapons from the frontlines eastern Ukraine have remained at an impasse. That’s unlikely to surprise the men of the Ukrainian armed forces entrenched near Donetsk airport. They say they are under daily shelling from pro-Russian separatists. (Katerina Malofeyeva, RFE/RL’s Current Time,...

    Kremlin Downplays OSCE Report Of Russian Troops In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug05

    Kremlin Downplays OSCE Report Of Russian Troops In Eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin on August 4 played down a report by OSCE monitors who found an armed man in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine who identified himself and a group of uniformed soldiers as a members of Russia’s armed forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98
    Aug05

    Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

    Mr. Conquest chronicled the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s with original findings and gripping narratives. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poroshenko Consults Generals As Ukraine Peace Talks Falter
    Aug05

    Poroshenko Consults Generals As Ukraine Peace Talks Falter

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his generals August 4 amid signs that his latest bid to negotiate an end to clashes with pro-Russian rebels is faltering while violence is rising. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...