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    NATO to Launch Black Sea Force as Latest Counter to Russia
    Oct09

    NATO to Launch Black Sea Force as Latest Counter to Russia

    NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. Initially a small force relying on troops from 10 NATO countries including Italy and Canada, as well as Romania, the land, air...

    EU ‘Ready To Welcome’ Lukashenka To Upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit
    Oct09

    EU ‘Ready To Welcome’ Lukashenka To Upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit

    EU sources say the bloc is ready to welcome Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to its Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit next month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Turkey’s Erdogan supports Ukraine over Crimea
    Oct09

    Turkey’s Erdogan supports Ukraine over Crimea

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, during a visit to Ukraine, that Turkey won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea …read more Source: ABC...

    ‘Red Famine’ Revisits Stalin’s Brutal Campaign To Starve The Peasantry In Ukraine
    Oct09

    ‘Red Famine’ Revisits Stalin’s Brutal Campaign To Starve The Peasantry In Ukraine

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum explains how Stalin killed millions in the ’30s by orchestrating a famine to suppress the nationalist movement and strengthen Russian influence in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Neighbors balk at new education law  that reinforces Ukraine’s state language
    Oct09

    Neighbors balk at new education law that reinforces Ukraine’s state language

    KYIV – Ukraine’s new law on education, which the Presidential Administration says is more inclusive towards minorities and will improve their integration into society, has received backlash from at least three countries in the region. Russia, Hungary and Romania, all of which have sizable or concentrated minority enclaves in the country,...

    Conference looks at Ukrainian World Congress 50 years after its founding in New York City
    Oct09

    Conference looks at Ukrainian World Congress 50 years after its founding in New York City

    NEW YORK – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding here in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress convened a conference, “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The North American Vector,” at the Princeton Club of New York on September 16. The event brought together leaders of the UWC, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America […] …read more...

    Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP
    Oct09

    Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP

    OTTAWA – Canada could push Russia to support Ukraine’s proposal for a United Nations peacekeeping mission along the Ukrainian-Russian border but should start sending arms to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas region, says James Bezan, the Official Opposition Conservative shadow minister of national...

    Ukraine Says Russian Crime Lord Staged Lawmaker’s Killing
    Oct09

    Ukraine Says Russian Crime Lord Staged Lawmaker’s Killing

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor on Monday blamed a Russian crime lord linked to Russia’s security agency for the killing of renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said Voronenkov was gunned down in March on orders from Vladimir Tyurin, a former partner of Voronenkov’s wife, Maria Maksakova....

    Ukraine successfully places Eurobonds, but may lose the support of IMF
    Oct09

    Ukraine successfully places Eurobonds, but may lose the support of IMF

    Ukraine has placed 15-year Eurobonds in the amount of $3 billion, President Petro Poroshenko announced on September 18. Mr. Poroshenko, who was on a visit to New York at the time for the United Nations General Assembly, noted that Ukraine had never borrowed so much for so long before. Investors’ newfound confidence in Ukraine stemmed […]...

    Ukraine strengthens and tightens its borders
    Oct09

    Ukraine strengthens and tightens its borders

    President Petro Poroshenko recently announced that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) would issue instructions to tighten and strengthen Ukrainian borders, a major feature of which would be the stringent requirement that Russian citizens possess biometric passports when entering Ukraine (President.gov.ua, September 1). This NSDC...