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Section: US & Canada

    Italy’s Berlusconi Visits Russia-Annexed Crimea
    Sep11

    Italy’s Berlusconi Visits Russia-Annexed Crimea

    Former Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi has arrived in the Ukrainian Black Sea region of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March 2014, for a “private visit.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    East Ukraine Russia Conflict: Meet The Georgian Soldier Who Can’t Stop Fighting Moscow
    Sep11

    East Ukraine Russia Conflict: Meet The Georgian Soldier Who Can’t Stop Fighting Moscow

    When Mamuka Mamulashvili was 14 years old, he’d already fought in a war, been shot in the leg and spent three months inside a Russian military cell where he was tortured every day and survived on nothing more than bread and water. Suffering 20 bone fractures at the hands of his brutal prison wardens and losing nearly 50 percent of his body...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s New Hybrid War
    Sep11

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s New Hybrid War

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Crisis Media Center: On victims of Russian military aggression in Ukraine
    Sep11

    Ukraine Crisis Media Center: On victims of Russian military aggression in Ukraine

    KYIV – The Ukraine Crisis Media Center on September 4 released the infographic below, with the following introductory information. One year ago, on September 5, 2014, the Minsk agreement was signed – it was a road map for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Over the year, the situation on the occupied territories has only […] …read...

    Kyiv seen as using a bit of street smarts to rankle Russia
    Sep11

    Kyiv seen as using a bit of street smarts to rankle Russia

    It’s a just matter of days before Russian diplomats in Ukraine start working on Volunteer Battalion Street, a quiet tree-lined thoroughfare in downtown Kyiv. The street, named in honor of the irregular forces battling pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, is home to the Russian Consulate. Kyiv authorities renamed it earlier this month...

    Debt restructuring solves Ukraine’s short-term problems
    Sep11

    Debt restructuring solves Ukraine’s short-term problems

    KYIV – It’s been two weeks since the Ukrainian government confirmed that it succeeded in convincing private lenders to restructure $15 billion of debt owed them. As often is the case, the politicians resolved their immediate problems. Yet the debate continues on whether the deal benefits the Ukrainian economy in the long run. The main […]...

    Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine, says U.N.
    Sep11

    Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine, says U.N.

    GENEVA – Close to 8,000 people have lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since mid-April 2014, U.N. Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on September 8 as he released the 11th report by the U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. “The shelling of residential areas on both sides of the contact line […] …read more...

    Russian loan looms as threat to Ukraine bailout
    Sep11

    Russian loan looms as threat to Ukraine bailout

    When Moscow gave Kyiv a $3 billion loan in 2013 as part of incentives to keep its distance from the European Union, many Ukrainians regarded it as a poisoned chalice and a further reason to get rid of then-President Viktor Yanukovych. Now, they are seeing just how dangerous the gift was, as Russia threatens to […] …read more Source: The...

    OSCE/ODIHR opens mission to observe local elections in Ukraine
    Sep11

    OSCE/ODIHR opens mission to observe local elections in Ukraine

    KYIV – The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on September 9 formally opened an election observation mission for the October 25 local elections in Ukraine. The mission’s deployment follows an official invitation from the Ukrainian authorities. The...

    Russia spurns Ukrainian offer of constitutional status for Donbas
    Sep11

    Russia spurns Ukrainian offer of constitutional status for Donbas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Ukraine’s offer of constitutional status for the Donetsk-Luhansk (Donbas) territory as unacceptable. Addressing an international economic forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on his way back from China on September 4, Mr. Putin dismissed Kyiv’s offer as inadequate in content; unilateral, instead...