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    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,...

    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...

    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:...

    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...

    Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine

    Ukrainian and US troops launched fresh drills Monday near the war-torn country’s Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly resurgent Kremlin. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Scientists Squeezed by Sanctions, Kremlin Policies
    Jul20

    Russian Scientists Squeezed by Sanctions, Kremlin Policies

    Artur Bilsky’s Institute of Thermophysics recently sought to buy equipment from a Japanese company that was a routine purchase a few years ago. The request was turned down “categorically,” said Bilsky, a researcher at the institute. Hundreds of other Russian scientists are reporting similar experiences of being refused sale of...

    U.S. & Ukrainian forces launch joint military drills near Polish border
    Jul20

    U.S. & Ukrainian forces launch joint military drills near Polish border

    Jared M. FeldschreiberYAVORIV, Poland, July 20 (UPI) — Ukrainian and U.S. troops launched new joint military drills on Monday near the Polish border. …read more Source: United Press...