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    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Poroshenko predicts ‘large-scale hostilities’ as Ukraine fighting intensifies
    Jun04

    Poroshenko predicts ‘large-scale hostilities’ as Ukraine fighting intensifies

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, June 4 (UPI) — An increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine this week has provoked new fears the delicate ceasefire will break down. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s President Warns Of Russian Attack As Fighting Between Kiev Troops and Pro-Russian Rebels In East Ukraine Intensifies
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s President Warns Of Russian Attack As Fighting Between Kiev Troops and Pro-Russian Rebels In East Ukraine Intensifies

    As deadly clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebel fighters reach levels not seen since before the Minsk II ceasefire was signed in February, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has warned Thursday that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine’s border region in the east. “Ukraine’s military should be ready for a...