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    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...

    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...

    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...

    How the US can respond to Russia's propaganda
    Jul29

    How the US can respond to Russia's propaganda

    In the parallel universe of Russian propaganda, Ukraine is overrun by fascists, the Central Intelligence Agency shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Donbass and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) dictates who serves as Ukraine’s minister of… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine blacklists Gerard Depardieu
    Jul29

    Ukraine blacklists Gerard Depardieu

    French actor Gerard Depardieu won’t be allowed to enter Ukraine for the next five years in light of comments he made that seemed to suggest he supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine’s maverick battalions are becoming a problem
    Jul29

    Ukraine’s maverick battalions are becoming a problem

    (Reuters) – From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.” In the...

    Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum
    Jul29

    Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibition of Ukrainian folk art inspired by an ancient ornamental painting tradition of home exteriors and interiors in central Ukraine is on view in New York City. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin insists Russia will oppose international tribunal for downing of Malaysian plane
    Jul29

    Putin insists Russia will oppose international tribunal for downing of Malaysian plane

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Many in Russia think a major political turning point is coming
    Jul29

    Many in Russia think a major political turning point is coming

    Russia’s newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on Tuesday was declared an “undesirable organization” prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest evidence that the regime of President Vladimir Putin faces a worsening crisis of political legitimacy. Putin may claim that the National Endowment...

    Putin is suffocating his own nation
    Jul29

    Putin is suffocating his own nation

    In the tumult and uncertainty that marked Russia after the Soviet Union imploded, when the state was weak and many institutions tottering, a vital lifeline was extended from the West. The US government, as well as foundations and philanthropies, responded generously. The financier George Soros, through his Open Society Foundations, provided small...