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    Russia Furious After Poland Removes Soviet War Memorial
    Jul04

    Russia Furious After Poland Removes Soviet War Memorial

    MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it was outraged by Poland’s destruction of a Soviet war monument, warning Warsaw of the “most negative consequences” after what it said was a flagrant violation of an agreement between the two countries on protecting memorial sites. Poland has been one of the most vocal...

    Tymoshenko Calls Party Office Bombing ‘Terrorist Attack’
    Jul04

    Tymoshenko Calls Party Office Bombing ‘Terrorist Attack’

    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says an explosion at her party’s offices in the city of Sumy was politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Tells Obama He Wants Dialogue Based on Equality and Respect
    Jul04

    Putin Tells Obama He Wants Dialogue Based on Equality and Respect

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day. Putin said U.S.-Russian relations remained important for solving global crises. The two countries have disagreements over the...

    Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine
    Jul04

    Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine

    Canada is moving ahead with the destruction of surplus anti-tank missiles and other equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite a plea by Ukraine for such equipment to help it fight separatists. Among the items declared surplus are more than 5,400 Eryx anti-tank missiles, according to a 2014 Department of National Defence documents...

    Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels
    Jul04

    Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels

    About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev. Many burned tyres and wore balaclavas; some carried white supremacist flags. They called on the government to end the Minsk ceasefire accord and declare war on pro-Russian rebels in the east. The demonstrators say the...

    Ukrainian Veterans, Nationalists Urge Liberation Of Rebel-Occupied Areas
    Jul04

    Ukrainian Veterans, Nationalists Urge Liberation Of Rebel-Occupied Areas

    At least 1,000 members of volunteer military units and nationalist organizations have marched in Kyiv demanding a resumption of military activity against separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Sluggish Action On Reforms Delayed Receipt Of Loans
    Jul04

    Ukraine’s Sluggish Action On Reforms Delayed Receipt Of Loans

    Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko disclosed July 3 that the government failed to get $3 billion in loans from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this week because it has not complied with their demands for reform. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Escapes Downgrade But Fitch Says Worsening Tensions Hurt Economy
    Jul04

    Russia Escapes Downgrade But Fitch Says Worsening Tensions Hurt Economy

    Fitch Ratings agency maintained its relatively high rating for Russia July 3, but said worsening tensions with the West darken the outlook for the Euroasian giant’s economy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future
    Jul04

    Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future

    As members of the LGBT community in the United States celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, gay-rights activists in Ukraine say they fear their country is headed in the opposite direction. They point to last month’s LGBT Equality March in Kyiv — the first since the Euromaidan protests that led to...

    Is the U.S. Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?
    Jul04

    Is the U.S. Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

    Officially no, but no one in the U.S. government seem to know for sure. …read more Source: The Daily...