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    Five things about defector Illya Bogdanov
    Jun29

    Five things about defector Illya Bogdanov

    KYIV, Ukraine – The ghosts of the Cold War are everywhere these days in Ukraine, but sometimes they can appear anew as flesh and blood. Many in the West may have forgotten, but defectors were a key propaganda prize through the long standoff with the old Soviet Union. Ukrainian officials may be hard-pressed these days to compete with the onslaught...

    Information war high priority for both sides in Ukraine conflict
    Jun29

    Information war high priority for both sides in Ukraine conflict

    KYIV, Ukraine – The ghosts of the Cold War are everywhere these days in Ukraine, but sometimes they can appear anew as flesh and blood. Many in the West may have forgotten, but defectors were a key propaganda prize through the long standoff with the old Soviet Union.Ukrainian officials may be hard-pressed these days to compete with the...

    Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jun29

    Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. …read more Source: CNS...

    Dutch Say Inquiry Into Malaysia Jet Crash Is Being Blocked in Ukraine
    Jun28

    Dutch Say Inquiry Into Malaysia Jet Crash Is Being Blocked in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists, who strongly deny that they had anything to do with the disaster, are concealing cellphone communications, Dutch law enforcement officials say. …read more Source: The New York...

    Army begins next rotation of troops in Poland
    Jun28

    Army begins next rotation of troops in Poland

    VALCARTIER, Que. – About 90 soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Valcartier, Que., have deployed to Poland as part of a NATO response to Russian actions in central and eastern Europe. Over the next month, approximately 200 soldiers will take over Operation Reassurance duties from the 4th Canadian Division’s 2 Canadian...

    Army begins rotation of troops in Poland; 90 soldiers leave Valcartier, Que.
    Jun28

    Army begins rotation of troops in Poland; 90 soldiers leave Valcartier, Que.

    VALCARTIER, Que. – About 90 soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Valcartier, Que., have deployed to Poland as part of a NATO response to Russian actions in central and eastern Europe.Over the next month, approximately 200 soldiers will take over Operation Reassurance duties from the 4th Canadian Division’s 2 Canadian...

    Kiev Holocaust memorial defaced again with swastikas
    Jun28

    Kiev Holocaust memorial defaced again with swastikas

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The monument commemorating Jewish victims of the Babi Yar massacre in Kiev was desecrated for the fifth time in about a year. Swastikas drawn on the monument were discovered last week by a delegation from the Shorashim organization, which helps immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union clarify their Jewish status in...

    Ukraine wants Canadian TV programs
    Jun28

    Ukraine wants Canadian TV programs

    KYIV, Ukraine – “The Littlest Hobo,” “Anne of Green Gables,” maybe even “Flashpoint” could find a new lease on life in Ukraine as the country’s broadcasting council scrambles to fill TV screens with something other than Russian programming, says a senior Ukrainian official. To counter — both real and perceived — propaganda throughout the...

    Police threaten to break up ‘Electric Yerevan’ protests as tensions rise
    Jun28

    Police threaten to break up ‘Electric Yerevan’ protests as tensions rise

    Yerevan (AFP) – Armenian authorities threatened Sunday to forcefully break up a protest against rising electricity prices and police brutality after the president announced concessions in a bid to calm tensions.Thousands of demonstrators were expected to take to the streets of the capital Yerevan in the evening after President Serzh...

    Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware
    Jun28

    Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Presidential administration building in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 6, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld) KYIV, Ukraine – “The Littlest Hobo,” “Anne of Green Gables,” maybe even “Flashpoint” could find a new lease on life in Ukraine as the country’s...