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    Lithuania Removes Remaining Soviet-Era Statues in Capital
    Jul20

    Lithuania Removes Remaining Soviet-Era Statues in Capital

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — Workers in Lithuania on Monday began dismantling the last Soviet statues in the capital, following calls prompted by the Ukraine crisis that symbols of the Soviet occupation be removed. The statues, which depict Soviet-era heroes including Red Army soldiers with machine guns, have commanded a prominent position on the four...

    Russia Proposes Alternative UN Resolution For MH17 Case
    Jul20

    Russia Proposes Alternative UN Resolution For MH17 Case

    Russia says that it has introduced an alternative UN Security Council resolution that is opposed to creating a tribunal that would prosecute those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine a year ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Leads ‘Largest Multinational Exercise Held in Ukraine’
    Jul20

    U.S. Leads ‘Largest Multinational Exercise Held in Ukraine’

    Troops from the U.S., U.K., Germany and 14 other countries are set to conduct what one official called the “largest multinational exercise held in Ukraine” in the west of the country over the coming weeks. The exercises will be conducted in the Lviv region in western Ukraine, far from the current conflict in the east, with as many as...

    Oleh Rybachuk on Viktor Yushchenko, Interview with Former Ukrainian President’s Chief of Staff
    Jul20

    Oleh Rybachuk on Viktor Yushchenko, Interview with Former Ukrainian President’s Chief of Staff

    Oleh Rybachuk was the Chief of Staff to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Integration from February to September 2005. Rybachuk agreed to sit down for an interview with me on July 13, 2015. In that interview, Rybachuk shared his experiences and insights on the 2004 Ukrainian...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 20, 2015
    Jul20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 20, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Anna Nemtsova looks at the challenges facing former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as he embarks on his new career as a Ukrainian politician. Eric Reidy warns that Tunisia’s persistent illiteracy problem threatens to undermine the country’s new...

    Multinational Exercises Start in W. Ukraine
    Jul20

    Multinational Exercises Start in W. Ukraine

    A military exercise involving Ukrainian and U.S. forces, along with troops from more than a dozen other countries, opened Monday in western Ukraine, as fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels escalated in eastern Ukraine, despite a cease-fire. About 1,800 troops from 18 countries (Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada,...

    Daughter of ex-Russian PM, defying Kremlin, eyes top post in key Ukraine region
    Jul20

    Daughter of ex-Russian PM, defying Kremlin, eyes top post in key Ukraine region

    KIEV (Reuters) – The daughter of a former Russian prime minister on Monday defended her decision to assume a top post in a key Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Rare Siberian tiger triplets born in Crimea
    Jul20

    Rare Siberian tiger triplets born in Crimea

    Crimea’s safari park, which claims to be the biggest lion and tiger park in Europe, welcomed rare Siberian tiger triplets in July. Zoologists say the healthy tiger cubs are being looked after by their mother, Gretta. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Svitolina upset by Rybarikova 1st round of Istanbul Cup
    Jul20

    Svitolina upset by Rybarikova 1st round of Istanbul Cup

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Second-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine was beaten 6-1, 6-3 by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first round of the Istanbul Cup on Monday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Gaidar’s Daughter Plans Social Reforms In Ukraine’s Odesa
    Jul20

    Gaidar’s Daughter Plans Social Reforms In Ukraine’s Odesa

    A Russian activist and politician who last week agreed to serve as a deputy governor in the tense Ukrainian region of Odesa has vowed to launch social reforms and help fight corruption there. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...