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    Unruly irregulars battling Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels  answer to no one but God … and that’s a problem
    Jul29

    Unruly irregulars battling Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels answer to no one but God … and that’s a problem

    • Armed groups fighting separatists are fiercely independent• Many dislike current Kiev government and Ukrainian elite• President Poroshenko threatens to bring them under control• Attempts may be difficult and deepen country’s divisions WikipediaDmytro Korchynsky KIEV — From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky...

    Obama to Versailles
    Jul29

    Obama to Versailles

    It’s time for a profile in constitutional courage from the Congress, from supporters and critics alike of the proposed nuclear deal with Iran as well as members yet undecided. Our legislative branch should embrace its duty to assess President Obama’s great venture in diplomacy, and do so in a civil and sober way, rather than quail at...

    Russia expected to veto UN call for criminal investigation of MH17 crash
    Jul29

    Russia expected to veto UN call for criminal investigation of MH17 crash

    Russia is expected to veto a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to uncover who was behind the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, would establish a special court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down Flight MH17 from the...

    Will France and Other European Countries Break With the US on the Ukrainian Crisis?
    Jul29

    Will France and Other European Countries Break With the US on the Ukrainian Crisis?

    Stephen F. CohenOr could we see a thaw in US–Russian relations? …read more Source: The...

    Russia Considers International Tribunal On MH17 Crash As ‘Inexpedient’
    Jul29

    Russia Considers International Tribunal On MH17 Crash As ‘Inexpedient’

    Russia is said Wednesday it would be “inexpedient” to establish an international tribunal on last year’s Flight MH17 crash. Australia and the Netherlands have asked Russian President Vladimir Putin not to block U.N. Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Putin told Dutch Prime...

    Putin says he opposes the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those who shot down MH17
    Jul29

    Putin says he opposes the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those who shot down MH17

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a U.N. vote on such a proposal. Putin’s comment was the latest to indicate Russia may block moves at the United Nations,...

    One Year On – The Sparks Which Could Reignite ‘Hot War’ In Ukraine
    Jul29

    One Year On – The Sparks Which Could Reignite ‘Hot War’ In Ukraine

    Ukraine conflict remains an undeclared war, but the language in universal use use of “invasion,” “occupation” and “the aggressor” leaves no doubt that this is a country under attack. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    UN Security Council to Vote on MH17 Draft Resolution
    Jul29

    UN Security Council to Vote on MH17 Draft Resolution

    The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a draft resolution establishing an international tribunal to try those suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine a year ago. Malaysia, the Netherlands, Australia, Ukraine and Belgium have expressed their support for such a tribunal, and Malaysia...

    East Ukraine War Death Toll: 2,300 Ukrainian Soldiers Dead, Hundreds Missing
    Jul29

    East Ukraine War Death Toll: 2,300 Ukrainian Soldiers Dead, Hundreds Missing

    More than 2,300 Ukrainian soldiers have died since the Eastern Ukraine war began in April 2014, the head of the civilian-military cooperation department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksiy Nozdrachov, said Tuesday. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Military Seeks To Modernize Past Soviet Era
    Jul29

    Ukraine Military Seeks To Modernize Past Soviet Era

    As Ukraine wars with Russia and its agents in the east, it also faces an internal battle with military reformers seeking to modernize past the Soviet-era versus the country’s bureaucracy, pervasive corruption and largely outmoded defense-industrial base. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...