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    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...

    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...

    Moscow’s Reform rabbinic institute welcomes first class
    Sep11

    Moscow’s Reform rabbinic institute welcomes first class

    MOSCOW (JTA) — A newly-established rabbinical seminary in Moscow for Reform Jews received its first class, made up of seven students. The seven — four women and three men — began attending the Moscow Rabbinic Leadership Institute, also known as Machon, earlier this month, the World Union for Progressive Judaism said in a statement Thursday....

    Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria
    Sep11

    Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria

    Evidence is mounting that Russia is deploying some of its most capable combat forces to Syria, including a brigade involved in the stealth operation to seize Ukraine’s Crimea territory last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Says Minsk Process Must Be Finished In 2015
    Sep11

    Poroshenko Says Minsk Process Must Be Finished In 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has insisted that the Minsk agreements on regulating the conflict in eastern Ukraine be fully implemented by the end of this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...