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    Joe Biden urges Ukraine lawmakers to fulfill promise of uprising
    Dec09

    Joe Biden urges Ukraine lawmakers to fulfill promise of uprising

    KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukrainian leaders on Tuesday to curb the power of the business moguls dominating society and to fulfill the promise of the popular revolution that pushed out a pro-Moscow government last year. Addressing the Ukrainian parliament, Biden sternly lectured lawmakers to put aside their self-interests and...

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea

    Ukraine partially restored power to Crimea on Tuesday, after a series of explosions last month damaged high voltage lines supplying electricity to the peninsula, annexed by Russia in March, 2014. Electricity started flowing again along one of the four power lines destroyed by blasts during protests against Russia’s annexation of Crimea....

    Activists call for united front against Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs
    Dec08

    Activists call for united front against Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs

    KYIV – If there’s anything that Ukrainians can agree on, it’s that the country’s headed for an enormous crisis next year that promises to alter the current state of affairs, particularly the ongoing domination of the nation’s corrupt oligarchy. Not only have Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy...

    Candle-lighting remembrance is first to be held at new Holodomor Memorial
    Dec08

    Candle-lighting remembrance is first to be held at new Holodomor Memorial

    WASHINGTON – This year’s candle-lighting remembrance ceremony in Washington for the millions of people who died in Joseph Stalin’s genocidal famine, the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, was unique. For the first time, the annual commemoration took place at the site of the Holodomor Memorial, constructed this year and dedicated three...

    Russia warns of penalties  on Kyiv after failed trade talks
    Dec08

    Russia warns of penalties on Kyiv after failed trade talks

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after negotiators failed to agree on ways to address Moscow’s objections to Kyiv’s free-trade agreement with the European Union. “It is a very probable scenario that there will not be an agreement before January 1,” when the EU trade pact goes into effect, and that […]...

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine

    On November 18, a diverse group of military and foreign policy leaders released a letter urging Congress to enhance and expand U.S. economic, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as part of the final negotiations on fiscal year 2016 appropriations. The signatories include former ambassadors, military leaders and officials in Democratic...

    The Meaning of Montenegro’s NATO Membership
    Dec08

    The Meaning of Montenegro’s NATO Membership

    NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to become the alliance’s twenty-ninth member has significance far beyond the Connecticut-size Balkan country. First, despite current European crises, and in the face of Russian opposition, the alliance members held fast to a core element of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, NATO enlargement, thereby...

    Biden Tells Ukraine to … Do Nothing
    Dec08

    Biden Tells Ukraine to … Do Nothing

    U.S. apparently wants Kiev to keep its maligned government. …read more Source:...

    2015: The Year in Photos, January-April
    Dec08

    2015: The Year in Photos, January-April

    Argiris Mantikos / APAs the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2015. Among the events covered in this essay (the first of a three-part photo summary of the year): Conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the beginning of the new Star Wars hype, the growth...

    Electricity Restored to Crimea After 2 Weeks of Darkness
    Dec08

    Electricity Restored to Crimea After 2 Weeks of Darkness

    Ukrainian workers were able to connect a power line on Tuesday after the Crimean Tatar protesters who had blocked utility crews’ access to the sites finally relented. …read more Source: The New York...