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    Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail
    Jun02

    Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail

    Russia today is a country trying to retain its great power status not by dint of success or dynamism or progress, but by cultivating a sense of grievance and resentment. Perhaps the most ominous expression of this Russian “humiliation syndrome” is to be found in its constant reminders to the world of what the humbling of another great nation...

    Two Nights Under Fire In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun02

    Two Nights Under Fire In Eastern Ukraine

    During a week embedded with the Ukrainian army, Mykhaylo Shtekel from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service spent two days and two nights under fire in the trenches of the 92nd mechanized brigade near Shchastya (which means “happiness”), a town in eastern Ukraine which changed hands in fighting with Russian-backed separatists last summer....

    Beijing Winter Olympics would exhaust water supplies, IOC study finds
    Jun02

    Beijing Winter Olympics would exhaust water supplies, IOC study finds

    Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics could deplete existing water resources, according to an International Olympic Committee report. “Reliance on artificial snowmaking would require diversion of water from existing reservoirs and may impact other land uses,” the IOC evaluation commission said Monday after visiting the...

    U.S. Navy Releases Video Of Ship Being Buzzed By Russian Jet
    Jun02

    U.S. Navy Releases Video Of Ship Being Buzzed By Russian Jet

    The U.S. Navy released a video on Monday of a Russian SU-24 fighter jet flying near the USS Ross destroyer in the Black Sea, in international waters 25 miles off the coast of Crimea. U.S. officials say the jet carried no weapons and that the American ship “did not deviate from planned operations”. Earlier, Russian media had claimed...

    Putin’s Gunboat Diplomacy
    Jun02

    Putin’s Gunboat Diplomacy

    Is Russia’s troop build-up a precursor to a summer offensive in Ukraine? That depends on what Vladimir Putin actually wants. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Good Lord Is This Weird
    Jun02

    Good Lord Is This Weird

    Remember how in the faltering days of John McCain’s 2008 campaign he grabbed on to the Russo-Georgian War as a harbinger of a new Cold War and boldly declared that “We Are All Georgians Now”? Well, even the Georgians aren’t Georgians now. Or at least not Georgia’s then-President Mikheil Saakashvili. The last we heard...

    Ex-Georgian Prez Named Governor of Key Ukraine Region
    Jun02

    Ex-Georgian Prez Named Governor of Key Ukraine Region

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in Odessa city, the region’s capital. The former President has also renounced...

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war seems out of sight, out of mind in fun-loving Kyiv
    Jun02

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war seems out of sight, out of mind in fun-loving Kyiv

    The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is not a phoney war. The blood still being shed in eastern Ukraine is real. Yet visiting Kyiv is a surreal experience …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war is out of sight, out of mind in Kyiv
    Jun02

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war is out of sight, out of mind in Kyiv

    KYIV — The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is not a phoney war. The blood still being shed in eastern Ukraine is real. So are the recent machinations of Vladimir Putin near and inside Ukraine and along a 2,000-kilometre front that stretches from Estonia to Bulgaria. The pugnacious Russian leader has been relentless as he tries to gull and...

    U.S. Downplays Flyover of Warship By Russian Bombers
    Jun02

    U.S. Downplays Flyover of Warship By Russian Bombers

    The Pentagon took the unusual step of releasing a video June 1 of a Russian Su-24 bomber flying past a U.S. warship in the Black Sea to dispel what it called inaccurate reports in the Russian media. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...