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    Italy’s ex-PM comes to Russia-occupied Crimea to meet with old friend President Vladimir Putin
    Sep11

    Italy’s ex-PM comes to Russia-occupied Crimea to meet with old friend President Vladimir Putin

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is visiting Russia-occupied Crimea in a sign of symbolic support of his close friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: FOX...

    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...

    Talking Points: On recessions and progressions
    Sep11

    Talking Points: On recessions and progressions

    Baby! The endangered orca population of Sooke, B.C., welcomed a fifth calf to the family; in 40 years, only 35 of 122 born to the pod have survived(Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research/CP) Need an answer for that? Trying to look like the smartest person at the dinner party? Our Talking Points have you covered. Read our short takes on some of...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Newsbriefs
    Sep11

    Newsbriefs

    Kyiv officially declares Russia the enemy KYIV – Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership, the news media reported on September 3. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which...