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    Poroshenko Makes Putin Look Like a Wimp
    Jun04

    Poroshenko Makes Putin Look Like a Wimp

    Ukraine’s president makes the speech his Russian counterpart should have made. …read more Source:...

    Russia Bans Canned Fish From Latvia, Estonia
    Jun04

    Russia Bans Canned Fish From Latvia, Estonia

    Russia temporarily banned imports of canned fish from Latvia and Estonia on Thursday on health grounds, prompting Latvian accusations that Moscow was trying to apply political pressure on the Baltic region. Relations between the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been tense since the crisis over the pro-Russian separatist...

    Prominent Soviet Dissident Leonid Plyushch Dies
    Jun04

    Prominent Soviet Dissident Leonid Plyushch Dies

    Communist-era Soviet dissident Leonid Plyushch, who was forcibly commited to a psychiatric ward for nearly three years, died in France on June 4 at the age of 76. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Aims to Hold the Line on Russian Sanctions at G-7 Summit
    Jun04

    U.S. Aims to Hold the Line on Russian Sanctions at G-7 Summit

    As heavy fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine, the United States plans to urge European allies to extend sanctions against Moscow as continued punishment for fueling pro-Russian separatists in their year-long battle against Kiev’s forces. …read more Source: Foreign...

    E. Ukraine Volunteers Help Children Displaced by Violence
    Jun04

    E. Ukraine Volunteers Help Children Displaced by Violence

    Ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced more than a million people. The violence and displacement have affected the psychological state of many of those, most worryingly – children. Volunteers, including psychologists, are trying to help. This carnival-like atmosphere is a welcome and joyful distraction for these families,...

    Prominent Soviet dissident Leonid Plyushch dies
    Jun04

    Prominent Soviet dissident Leonid Plyushch dies

    Moscow (AFP) – Communist-era Ukrainian dissident Leonid Plyushch, who was detained for almost three years in a psychiatric ward by the Soviet authorities, died Thursday aged 76 close to Paris, a friend told AFP.”Leonid died on Thursday morning,” said Arina Ginzburg, another Soviet dissident.”He was a remarkable man who...

    Ukraine’s War Is Back
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s War Is Back

    Russia’s claims that it would abandon eastern Ukraine are a smokescreen. …read more Source:...

    Putin Vatican Visit: Pope Francis To Meet Russian President For The First Time Since Start Of Ukraine Conflict
    Jun04

    Putin Vatican Visit: Pope Francis To Meet Russian President For The First Time Since Start Of Ukraine Conflict

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced on Thursday. The June 10 visit will be the first between the two leaders since the start of the Ukraine conflict in March 2014, which, along with the ongoing conflict in Syria, will likely top the agenda in talks between Putin and...

    Volunteers in Eastern Ukraine Help Children Displaced by Violence
    Jun04

    Volunteers in Eastern Ukraine Help Children Displaced by Violence

    Ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine has displaced more than a million people. The violence and displacement have affected the psychological state of many of those, most worryingly – children. Volunteers, including psychologists, are trying to help. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats, Brass for Russia Strategy Talks
    Jun04

    Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats, Brass for Russia Strategy Talks

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is gathering two dozen U.S. military leaders and diplomats based in Europe to assess the effectiveness of NATO strategy toward Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis, defense officials said on Thursday. The session, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on Friday, will gather U.S. military leaders and...