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    Russia Blames Ukraine For Renewed Violence After Government Forces, Rebels Clash In Donetsk
    Jun05

    Russia Blames Ukraine For Renewed Violence After Government Forces, Rebels Clash In Donetsk

    The actions of Ukraine’s government in Kiev instigated this week’s renewed clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday. An indeterminate number of combatants on either side of the conflict were killed Wednesday in Donetsk in what was described as one...

    Ukraine Conflict: No Russian Military Presence In Country, Just Citizens, Kremlin Says
    Jun05

    Ukraine Conflict: No Russian Military Presence In Country, Just Citizens, Kremlin Says

    Russia might have a presence in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean military personnel are in the country, a Russian official said Friday, reported Russian news agency TASS. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the conflict between pro-Russia separatists and the Ukrainian government, despite opposing claims from Western and...

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts
    Jun05

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts

    CALGARY – A year ago, Inna Platonova held up Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa as a role model for her seven-year-old son — an aspiring musician who is also of Ukrainian descent.This week, Platonova is organizing protests against the artist who is to perform with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday and Saturday.”I...

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts
    Jun05

    Protesters try to build support around controversial pianist’s Calgary concerts

    Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa has compared Ukrainian government to Nazi Germany …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Repels Separatists in Fierce Fighting, Poroshenko Says
    Jun05

    Ukraine Repels Separatists in Fierce Fighting, Poroshenko Says

    President Petro O. Poroshenko, speaking at a news conference in the capital, described the battle as a show of strength and resolve by his country’s military. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine urges Canada to push G7 on Russian aggression
    Jun05

    Ukraine urges Canada to push G7 on Russian aggression

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s envoy is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to push his fellow G7 leaders into a strong political stand against the latest Russian aggression, but says his country can make do without weapons from the West. Prior to the G7 leaders’ summit in Germany getting underway Sunday, Harper departs today for the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine peace crisis: Cease-fire threatened as nations toughen stances
    Jun05

    Ukraine peace crisis: Cease-fire threatened as nations toughen stances

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine killed 20 this week, and Ukraine’s president is warning of a “full scale” Russian invasion of his country. Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to deny that his military is involved. Clarissa Ward reports from Kiev. …read more Source:...

    ‘Made In China’ Coming To Crimea?
    Jun05

    ‘Made In China’ Coming To Crimea?

    Chinese investors are seeking a foothold in Crimea. A delegation of Chinese businessmen has pledged to pour money into developing the annexed peninsula’s infrastructure and voiced plans to build restaurants, an entertainment center, and a golf course. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Merkel Pursues Ambitious Agenda for G7 Summit
    Jun05

    Merkel Pursues Ambitious Agenda for G7 Summit

    BERLIN— When Germany last hosted a summit of the world’s leading industrialized democracies, Chancellor Angela Merkel was a relative newcomer on the world stage. With less than two years in office she focused on one major theme: the fight against climate change. Heading into this weekend’s meeting of what is now the G-7 — after...

    The Daily Vertical: The Guns Of Summer
    Jun05

    The Daily Vertical: The Guns Of Summer

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...