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    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State
    Jul19

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State

    The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejected the idea, describing Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

    The Other Putin-Trump Meeting
    Jul19

    The Other Putin-Trump Meeting

    When President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin went for more than two hours, well past the scheduled half-hour, it was a major news event. But it turns out that wasn’t even the end of the conversation between the two men.Author Ian Bremmer first reported the second meeting Tuesday. Other outlets also reported the...

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine
    Jul18

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country. But Russia, their chief backer, sought to play down the announcement, saying it was merely part of public discussion. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine
    Jul18

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

    The surprise announcement in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk casts further doubt on the 2015 cease-fire deal that was supposed to stop fighting in Ukraine’s industrial heartland and bring those areas back into Kiev’s fold while granting them wide autonomy. More than 10,000 people have died in fighting since Russia-backed rebels took...

    What’s Behind Putin’s Hate for the Magnitsky Act?
    Jul18

    What’s Behind Putin’s Hate for the Magnitsky Act?

    Congress passed the “Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act” in 2012 to punish Russian human rights abusers by banning them from entering the United States. The Magnitsky Act is back in the headlines after it was reportedly on the agenda of a recently revealed meeting last June at Trump Tower in New York involving President...

    Big Russia Quashes Hopes of Little Russia in Ukraine
    Jul18

    Big Russia Quashes Hopes of Little Russia in Ukraine

    Despite broad support from Russia, insurgents in eastern Ukraine sometimes bewilder Moscow, and the Kremlin claims it is happening again. …read more Source:...

    The Mirror of Justice in Russia
    Jul18

    The Mirror of Justice in Russia

    Few would argue with the propositions that Russia is an authoritarian, personalized, and centralized state managed through corroded and changeable structures. If, as again most observers, Russian or not, suppose, President Putin secures a further term in the Kremlin in March 2018 and therefore in principle remains the linchpin of the present...

    Hungarian prime minister acknowledges his country’s ‘sin’ of abandoning its Jews to the Nazis
    Jul18

    Hungarian prime minister acknowledges his country’s ‘sin’ of abandoning its Jews to the Nazis

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban, at a joint news conference at the parliament in Budapest, July 18, 2017. (Karoly Arvai/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — Hungary committed a “sin” in not protecting its Jewish citizens during World War II and collaborating with the Nazis, the country’s...

    Separatists Proclaim New State To Replace All Of Ukraine
    Jul18

    Separatists Proclaim New State To Replace All Of Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country. But Russia, their chief backer, sought to play down the announcement, saying it was merely part of public discussion. The surprise announcement in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk...

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Resumes In Simferopol
    Jul18

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Resumes In Simferopol

    Russian-appointed judges at a court in Ukraine’s occupied Crimea region have conducted a new hearing in the trial of Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...