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    US Adds to Russian, Ukrainian Sanctions
    Jul31

    US Adds to Russian, Ukrainian Sanctions

    The United States imposed further Russia- and Ukraine-related sanctions on Thursday, adding associates of a billionaire Russian gas trader, Crimean port operators and former Ukrainian officials to its list of those it is penalizing in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets...

    Russian Official Condemns Ukraine For Initiating Criminal Proceedings Against Russian Investigators
    Jul31

    Russian Official Condemns Ukraine For Initiating Criminal Proceedings Against Russian Investigators

    A Russian Investigative Committee representative slammed Ukraine for initiating criminal proceedings against Russian investigators. Vladimir Markin said Thursday that the actions of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office proved that Ukraine was “going down the drain.” Ukraine has decided to prosecute seven members of the Russian court...

    Mistral Military Ships Refund: Russia, France Agree To Terms For Undelivered Seacraft
    Jul31

    Mistral Military Ships Refund: Russia, France Agree To Terms For Undelivered Seacraft

    Russia and France have finally agreed on the refund amount of the ill-fated Mistral helicopter landing ship deal that was canceled after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, according to a Kremlin aide cited by the Pro-Russian news website Sputnik. The fate of the two fully built ships has been uncertain over the last 16 months, with French...

    Ukraine’s Ethnic Romanians Seek Autonomy From Kiev Amid Eastern Conflict, Report Says
    Jul31

    Ukraine’s Ethnic Romanians Seek Autonomy From Kiev Amid Eastern Conflict, Report Says

    A group of ethnic Romanians in western Ukraine have demanded autonomy from Kiev amid dissatisfaction with the nation’s internal security and economic situation, according to a report Thursday. The outcry unfolded alongside ongoing efforts by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine to achieve political autonomy. …read more Source:...

    Poland’s Future President Wants More NATO Presence
    Jul31

    Poland’s Future President Wants More NATO Presence

    Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee. The comments made Wednesday night to state TVP television suggest he will continue Poland’s current pro-Western policy and ties within NATO, especially in the face of the...

    Ukraine will try again for downed plane tribunal
    Jul31

    Ukraine will try again for downed plane tribunal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over… …read more Source:...

    U.S. Treasury Dept. imposes more Russian and Ukrainian sanctions
    Jul31

    U.S. Treasury Dept. imposes more Russian and Ukrainian sanctions

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, July 30 (UPI) — The Obama administration is imposing additional sanctions against individuals within the inner circle of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: United Press...

    Preliminary hearing for Ukrainian pilot Savchenko begins in Russia
    Jul31

    Preliminary hearing for Ukrainian pilot Savchenko begins in Russia

    Jared M. FeldschreiberROSTOV-ON-DON , Russia, July 30 (UPI) — Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, appeared in court Thursday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine will try again for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines downing despite Russian veto
    Jul30

    Ukraine will try again for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines downing despite Russian veto

    Ukraine’s foreign minister says the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again in a few months to get Security Council approval for an international tribunal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators. …read more Source: FOX...

    U.S. Names New Targets of Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jul30

    U.S. Names New Targets of Sanctions Over Ukraine

    Eight of 26 new targets are linked to Gennady Timchenko, a billionaire Russian businessman who is known to have ties to President Vladimir V. Putin. …read more Source: The New York...