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    Dutch report: MH17 downed by Russian-built Buk missile
    Oct16

    Dutch report: MH17 downed by Russian-built Buk missile

    Dutch investigators say that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed in a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 was brought down by a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile. The report presented by the Dutch Safety Board on October 13 does not specify the exact location from which the missile that downed MH17 was […] …read...

    Putin Smiles as Crisis Takes Moldova
    Oct16

    Putin Smiles as Crisis Takes Moldova

    Moldova, Ukraine’s western neighbor, is in an economic and political crisis, Reuters reports: Former Moldovan prime minister Vlad Filat was detained in parliament on Thursday over the theft of $1 billion from the banking system, a crime that has led thousands to camp out in the capital in protest.Television footage showed Filat being...

    U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms
    Oct16

    U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms

    KYIV – High-ranking U.S. officials have targeted the Procurator General’s Office of Ukraine for criticism in recent weeks for actively obstructing government reform efforts. Most recently, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland called for an overhaul of the body, more than a year after Petro...

    Ukraine wins non-permanent seat on United Nations Security Council
    Oct16

    Ukraine wins non-permanent seat on United Nations Security Council

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine on October 15 won its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay were also elected to non-permanent seats for 2016-2017. All five countries ran unopposed as representatives of their respective regions. Their terms on the 15-member Security Council begin on...

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy. Part I
    Oct16

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy. Part I

    Moscow has instructed the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR and LPR) to postpone the local “elections” that were scheduled for October 18 and November 1 in that Russian-controlled territory of Ukraine. Those elections would have been staged separately from Ukraine’s own local elections, which are scheduled to be held...

    The road from Donbas to Damascus
    Oct16

    The road from Donbas to Damascus

    When Ukraine and pro-Moscow separatists in Donbas agreed in early October to withdraw armaments from the front lines, the news was greeted with a collective shrug in Russia. Ditto last week when rebel leaders announced they were abandoning plans to hold unsanctioned elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics.”...

    Victoria Nuland’s testimony on Ukraine
    Oct16

    Victoria Nuland’s testimony on Ukraine

    Following are excerpts of testimony by Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on October 8. The full text of her testimony (as prepared) was provided by the State Department. …This week we celebrate 25 years since Germany’s...

    NATO deputies pass ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ resolution
    Oct16

    NATO deputies pass ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ resolution

    STAVANGER, Norway – The NATO Parliamentary Assembly on October 12 passed Resolution No. 422 on Solidarity with Ukraine, calling on the Allied governments and parliaments to redouble efforts to help Ukraine at this critical juncture by increasing diplomatic, political, financial, economic, material and expert assistance. “The Assembly urges member...

    October 24, 2014
    Oct16

    October 24, 2014

    Last year, on October 24, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence in his Ukraine strategy during the Valdai Club discussion in Sochi. But the reality on the ground was a different story. Two days after the meeting in Sochi, Ukraine held its parliamentary elections, voting in a solid pro-Europe majority for the first time […]...

    The situation in Ukraine and challenges for the Ukrainian community in the U.S.
    Oct16

    The situation in Ukraine and challenges for the Ukrainian community in the U.S.

    Events at the Maidan, the subsequent invasion and illegal annexation of Crimea, and the unprovoked invasion of eastern Ukraine by the Russian military had a profound impact on both Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. One of the consequences in Ukraine was the extraordinary and totally unexpected surge of a volunteer movement that mobilized a...