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    Putin Slams Group Warning Russians Against Visiting Crimea
    Jun23

    Putin Slams Group Warning Russians Against Visiting Crimea

    Putin says consumer rights group warning Russians not to visit Crimea serves foreign interests …read more Source: ABC...

    Ex-Ukrainian president was ‘supporting’ his ostriches while allegedly ordering protester killings
    Jun23

    Ex-Ukrainian president was ‘supporting’ his ostriches while allegedly ordering protester killings

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s disgraced former president, Viktor Yanukovych, has accepted some of the blame for the killings of scores of protesters that led to his downfall in February 2014. “I don’t deny my responsibility,” he told BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse in an interview that aired Monday, when asked about...

    Russian Preparations for 2018 World Cup Stumble Amid Sanctions
    Jun23

    Russian Preparations for 2018 World Cup Stumble Amid Sanctions

    It’s getting harder to tell whether Russia’s preparations for hosting the soccer World Cup in 2018 are in bigger trouble on the field or off it. On Monday, the government slashed the equivalent of over half a billion dollars from its budget for the tournament, trying to make sure that the ruble’s devaluation doesn’t end up...

    Accused Of Stealing Billions, Yanukovych Defends His Ostriches
    Jun23

    Accused Of Stealing Billions, Yanukovych Defends His Ostriches

    Exiled former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interview with BBC Newsnight took an amusing turn when he was asked about the ostriches that used to wander around his opulent former residence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Viktor Yanukovych Embezzlement Scandal: Ostriches At Petting Zoo ‘Just Happened To Be There,’ Former Ukrainian President Says
    Jun23

    Viktor Yanukovych Embezzlement Scandal: Ostriches At Petting Zoo ‘Just Happened To Be There,’ Former Ukrainian President Says

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych defended himself Monday from allegations that he embezzled state funds to upgrade his lavish presidential estate, which included a petting zoo with ostriches. Speaking to Western media for the first time since he was forced to leave office in February 2014 in the face of pro-democracy protests,...

    Extreme Tractor Sports In Ukraine
    Jun23

    Extreme Tractor Sports In Ukraine

    Residents of Ukraine’s central Cherkasy region didn’t let the conflict to the east interfere with a bit of fun during their fourth annual Tractor Fest. Farmers and others in the village of Yablunivka showed off their skills maneuvering farm equipment as they raced to stack hay bales, balanced on two wheels, and sliced cake with...

    Dipomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate in new talks
    Jun23

    Dipomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate in new talks

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Carter: US to Put Military Equipment in 6 European Countries
    Jun23

    Carter: US to Put Military Equipment in 6 European Countries

    TALLINN, Estonia— Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday that the U.S. will spread about 250 tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment across six European nations to help reassure NATO allies facing an array of threats from Russia and terrorist groups. Each set of equipment would be enough to equip a military company or...

    Diplomats Seek to Calm Ukraine Fighting, Break Stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats Seek to Calm Ukraine Fighting, Break Stalemate

    Dipomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate in new talks …read more Source: ABC...

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in… …read more Source:...