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    Ukraine’s maverick battalions are becoming a problem
    Jul29

    Ukraine’s maverick battalions are becoming a problem

    (Reuters) – From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.” In the...

    Putin insists Russia will oppose international tribunal for downing of Malaysian plane
    Jul29

    Putin insists Russia will oppose international tribunal for downing of Malaysian plane

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Dutch PM Fails To Dissuade Putin From Veto Of MH17 Tribunal
    Jul29

    Dutch PM Fails To Dissuade Putin From Veto Of MH17 Tribunal

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on July 29 made an “urgent” appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to create a tribunal for a trial of those suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airline’s flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Crimea Visit Spotlights Kremlin Sympathies Beyond French Fringes
    Jul29

    Crimea Visit Spotlights Kremlin Sympathies Beyond French Fringes

    France’s National Front aren’t the only ones to love the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Many in Russia think a major political turning point is coming
    Jul29

    Many in Russia think a major political turning point is coming

    Russia’s newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on Tuesday was declared an “undesirable organization” prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest evidence that the regime of President Vladimir Putin faces a worsening crisis of political legitimacy. Putin may claim that the National Endowment...

    Putin is suffocating his own nation
    Jul29

    Putin is suffocating his own nation

    In the tumult and uncertainty that marked Russia after the Soviet Union imploded, when the state was weak and many institutions tottering, a vital lifeline was extended from the West. The US government, as well as foundations and philanthropies, responded generously. The financier George Soros, through his Open Society Foundations, provided small...

    Crimean Tatar Leaders Blocked From World Congress In Turkey
    Jul29

    Crimean Tatar Leaders Blocked From World Congress In Turkey

    Russian officials have blocked Crimean Tatar leaders from leaving Crimea on the eve of a major world congress scheduled in Ankara this weekend. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gerard Depardieu Banned From Ukraine Over Support For Russia
    Jul29

    Gerard Depardieu Banned From Ukraine Over Support For Russia

    KIEV, July 29 (Reuters) – Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year.Government spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska said the 66-year-old, known for...

    The Aging Stars of Major League Soccer
    Jul29

    The Aging Stars of Major League Soccer

    Mike Segar / Reuters A year ago, at the twilight of a spectacular soccer career playing in England’s Premier League, the midfielder Frank Lampard announced that he had signed with a team that had never kicked a ball beforeā€”a team with no history but thousands of fans and very deep pockets. New York City FC, the newly accredited arm of...

    Donetsk People’s Republic Wants to Play Ukraine at Football
    Jul29

    Donetsk People’s Republic Wants to Play Ukraine at Football

    The pro-Russian rebels currently holding lands in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region have set up a football union and prioritized organising a domestic championship as well as a national side to eventually take on Ukraine. The rebels, who refer to their administration as the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), officially launched their...