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    Russian President Putin ‘Obsessed’ With ‘Testing NATO’ In Ukraine Conflict, Could Confront Baltics, Governor Says
    Jul21

    Russian President Putin ‘Obsessed’ With ‘Testing NATO’ In Ukraine Conflict, Could Confront Baltics, Governor Says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is “obsessed with the idea of testing NATO,” which has denounced Putin’s alleged involvement in the ongoing Ukraine conflict, the Independent exclusively reported Monday. The comment came from new Odessa Gov. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Ukraine crisis: Why and how it has come to this
    Jul21

    The Ukraine crisis: Why and how it has come to this

    Photo by Mstyslav Chernov Background of the Ukraine-NATO issue To understand why and how the situation in Ukraine has come to what it is, it’s necessary to go back to the period just before the breakup of the Soviet Union. Fortunately, there is good documentation on this. It was reviewed recently by several writers, perhaps most notably by...

    UN envoy reports 8,000 HIV/AIDS patients at risk in eastern Ukraine due to blockade
    Jul21

    UN envoy reports 8,000 HIV/AIDS patients at risk in eastern Ukraine due to blockade

    Jared M. FeldschreiberDONETSK, Ukraine, July 20 (UPI) — UN envoy calls on Security Council to handle growing crisis in E. Ukraine where approximately 8,000 people with HIV are facing a critical shortage of medicine …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian politician stirs debate after Ukraine appointment
    Jul21

    Russian politician stirs debate after Ukraine appointment

    Jared M. FeldschreiberODESSA, Georgia, July 20 (UPI) — Maria Gaidar was nominated last Friday to assume the role as a deputy governor in the Ukrainian region of Odessa. …read more Source: United Press...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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,...