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    Photos: Ukraine Independence Day
    Aug24

    Photos: Ukraine Independence Day

    President Petro Poroshenko, servicemen and Ukrainian crowds mark Ukraine Independence Day. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks
    Aug24

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a “large-scale invasion,” in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Marking Independence Day, Ukraine’s president vows to defeat rebels
    Aug24

    Marking Independence Day, Ukraine’s president vows to defeat rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to deploy thousands more troops and hundreds of new armored vehicles, and warned Russia-backed separatists that they will be defeated in their quest to divide Ukraine from its Western allies. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine celebrates independence day amid intense fighting on eastern border
    Aug24

    Ukraine celebrates independence day amid intense fighting on eastern border

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Many servicemen marched in downtown Kiev in a parade to mark the 24th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Day, but tensions remain high in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Merkel: Everything Must Be Done To Respect Ukraine Peace Deal
    Aug24

    Merkel: Everything Must Be Done To Respect Ukraine Peace Deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says everything must be done to fully implement a cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    5 deadliest air-show disasters
    Aug24

    5 deadliest air-show disasters

    Several crashes and fatalities have recently marred air shows across the world. As with Friday’s crash in the U.K., the deadliest air-show disasters have all involved spectators or other members of the public. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Independence, Then And Now
    Aug24

    Ukrainian Independence, Then And Now

    Twenty-four years ago, Ukraine was granted its formal independence. Today, it is finally realizing it. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Push for Independence
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Push for Independence

    Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. ADST conducts oral history interviews with retired U.S. diplomats, and uses their accounts to form...

    Ukraine Poll Shows Support For Independence Rose In Year Of Conflict
    Aug24

    Ukraine Poll Shows Support For Independence Rose In Year Of Conflict

    A new opinion poll from Ukraine shows that after 16 months of war against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east, more Ukrainians now support independence than at any time in the last 15 years. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘War for Ukrainian independence is continuing,’ president says
    Aug24

    ‘War for Ukrainian independence is continuing,’ president says

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his country is facing a precarious year struggling to fend off what he called Russian strategies to undermine Kyiv’s drive for closer relations with Europe. …read more Source:...