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    Ex-Ukrainian president was ‘supporting’ his ostriches while allegedly ordering protester killings
    Jun23

    Ex-Ukrainian president was ‘supporting’ his ostriches while allegedly ordering protester killings

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s disgraced former president, Viktor Yanukovych, has accepted some of the blame for the killings of scores of protesters that led to his downfall in February 2014. “I don’t deny my responsibility,” he told BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse in an interview that aired Monday, when asked about...

    Accused Of Stealing Billions, Yanukovych Defends His Ostriches
    Jun23

    Accused Of Stealing Billions, Yanukovych Defends His Ostriches

    Exiled former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interview with BBC Newsnight took an amusing turn when he was asked about the ostriches that used to wander around his opulent former residence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Extreme Tractor Sports In Ukraine
    Jun23

    Extreme Tractor Sports In Ukraine

    Residents of Ukraine’s central Cherkasy region didn’t let the conflict to the east interfere with a bit of fun during their fourth annual Tractor Fest. Farmers and others in the village of Yablunivka showed off their skills maneuvering farm equipment as they raced to stack hay bales, balanced on two wheels, and sliced cake with...

    Viktor Yanukovych Embezzlement Scandal: Ostriches At Petting Zoo ‘Just Happened To Be There,’ Former Ukrainian President Says
    Jun23

    Viktor Yanukovych Embezzlement Scandal: Ostriches At Petting Zoo ‘Just Happened To Be There,’ Former Ukrainian President Says

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych defended himself Monday from allegations that he embezzled state funds to upgrade his lavish presidential estate, which included a petting zoo with ostriches. Speaking to Western media for the first time since he was forced to leave office in February 2014 in the face of pro-democracy protests,...

    Dipomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate in new talks
    Jun23

    Dipomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate in new talks

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Carter: US to Put Military Equipment in 6 European Countries
    Jun23

    Carter: US to Put Military Equipment in 6 European Countries

    TALLINN, Estonia— Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday that the U.S. will spread about 250 tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment across six European nations to help reassure NATO allies facing an array of threats from Russia and terrorist groups. Each set of equipment would be enough to equip a military company or...

    Diplomats Seek to Calm Ukraine Fighting, Break Stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats Seek to Calm Ukraine Fighting, Break Stalemate

    Dipomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate in new talks …read more Source: ABC...

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in… …read more Source:...

    U.S. To Preposition Tanks, Artillery In Baltics, Eastern Europe
    Jun23

    U.S. To Preposition Tanks, Artillery In Baltics, Eastern Europe

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says Washington will preposition tanks, artillery, and other military equipment in Eastern and Central Europe, in a move to reassure NATO allies concerned by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Youth will serve: Poland’s young mobilize into militias
    Jun23

    Youth will serve: Poland’s young mobilize into militias

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