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    Crimean Tatars Urge ‘Immediate’ End to Russian Annexation
    Aug03

    Crimean Tatars Urge ‘Immediate’ End to Russian Annexation

    A world congress of Crimean Tatars has called for “all necessary measures” to be taken to return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia’s takeover and annexation of the peninsula last year. Participants in the second annual World Congress of Crimean Tatars said in a final declaration of its two-day gathering in Ankara on August 2...

    Western sanctions are hitting Russia harder than people realized
    Aug03

    Western sanctions are hitting Russia harder than people realized

    Sanctions linked to the Ukraine crisis could end up costing Russia 9% of its gross domestic product, the International Monetary Fund has said. Russia’s economy is showing signs of stabilisation after slumping under pressure from Western financial sanctions and Russian counter-measures. Low international prices for its oil exports have added...

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Truth — A Flop of Epic Proportions
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Truth — A Flop of Epic Proportions

    The Kyiv Post reported on July 15, 2015, that Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers had registered draft legislation to establish Ukraine Tomorrow, a state-owned foreign broadcasting company. Ukraine Tomorrow strives to be Ukraine’s answer to Russia Today: a media outlet that can resist the almost incessant influx of Russian propaganda to...

    Russia Creates Aerospace Forces by Merging Military Branches
    Aug03

    Russia Creates Aerospace Forces by Merging Military Branches

    Russia has merged several branches of its military into the Aerospace Forces – a reorganization aimed at enhancing coordination and efficiency, officials said Monday. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the decision offers “the optimal way of improving the system of the nation’s aerospace defense.” The new branch will...

    Cheap, Beautiful, Ours — Crimea Sold As Russian Holiday Paradise
    Aug03

    Cheap, Beautiful, Ours — Crimea Sold As Russian Holiday Paradise

    Russian tourists are being enticed to vacation in Crimea this summer by ads that portray the annexed peninsula as the ultimate holiday destination. But the gulf between the promising ads aired on state television and reality on the ground is as plain as day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-PM Azarov, in Moscow, Proclaims ‘Salvation Committee’ for Ukraine
    Aug03

    Ex-PM Azarov, in Moscow, Proclaims ‘Salvation Committee’ for Ukraine

    Former Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov has announced the formation of a “Ukraine Salvation Committee,” calling for “total regime change” through early elections and vowing to “restore order in our home.” Azarov, who was former president Viktor Yanukovych’s prime minister until the latter was...

    East Ukraine Conflict: Four Ukrainian Troops Dead As Ceasefire Breached 140 Times In 24 Hours
    Aug03

    East Ukraine Conflict: Four Ukrainian Troops Dead As Ceasefire Breached 140 Times In 24 Hours

    Four Ukrainian soldiers died overnight Sunday and Monday morning during intense clashes with Russian-backed rebels in the contested region of Donbas, according to a report by the pro-Ukrainian news web site Unian. The deaths came after February’s Minsk II ceasefire agreement was breached around 140 times in 24 hours. …read more...

    IMF Says Western Sanctions Could Cut 9% off Russia’s GDP
    Aug03

    IMF Says Western Sanctions Could Cut 9% off Russia’s GDP

    Sanctions linked to the Ukraine crisis could end up costing Russia 9 percent of its gross domestic product, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Russia’s economy is showing signs of stabilization after slumping under pressure from Western financial sanctions and Russian counter-measures. Low international prices for its oil...

    Ukraine’s ex-PM announces creation of ‘Ukraine salvation committee’ in Moscow
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s ex-PM announces creation of ‘Ukraine salvation committee’ in Moscow

    Ukraine’s former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a ‘Ukraine salvation committee’ and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s ex-PM sets up ‘Ukraine salvation committee’
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s ex-PM sets up ‘Ukraine salvation committee’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a ‘Ukraine salvation committee’ and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections. …read more Source: CNS...