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    Ukrainian Presidential Nominee Blames Poroshenko Government For ‘Pushing Away’ Crimea
    Aug03

    Ukrainian Presidential Nominee Blames Poroshenko Government For ‘Pushing Away’ Crimea

    Ukraine Salvation Committee presidential candidate Vladimir Oleinik said Monday the current government should be blamed for losing Crimea to Russia. Oleinik, accompanied by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, told a press conference Crimea left Ukraine because it sensed war was imminent. …read more Source: International Business...

    Next Up in Donbas: A Dirty Bomb?
    Aug03

    Next Up in Donbas: A Dirty Bomb?

    Ukrainian spooks have released a report that alleges that Russia and the rebels it backs in eastern Ukraine are trying to build a “dirty bomb.” According to the report, they are using the spent nuclear material stored under a Soviet-era chemical factory near the frontline of the conflict between Kiev’s forces and the rebels to make the...

    A Navy SEAL-turned-CEO explains why companies are outsourcing in droves
    Aug03

    A Navy SEAL-turned-CEO explains why companies are outsourcing in droves

    Economies are incentive driven, and the current incentives in America are driving more and more business owners to cut American workers in favor of cheaper hires in Asia, eastern Europe, and elsewhere. I know this because I’m one of them: I own media business that’s content driven, and most of our tech operations are offshore. This...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...