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    Joseph Stalin and His Secret Police Chief to Face Charges in Ukraine Over Crimean Deportations
    May19

    Joseph Stalin and His Secret Police Chief to Face Charges in Ukraine Over Crimean Deportations

    Ukraine’s general prosecutor said it will charge Stalin and Lavrenti Beria over 70-year-old crimes, and is still investigating the mass starvation of 1932-33. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko lauds closer ties with EU, admits ‘there’s much left to be done’
    May19

    Poroshenko lauds closer ties with EU, admits ‘there’s much left to be done’

    KYIV – President Petro Poroshenko touted Ukraine’s deepening integration with the European Union and fielded questions about law and order, corruption, progress on reforms and his businesses on May 14 during his first news conference in 16 months. Speaking of the EU’s decision to waive visa requirements on May 11, the president said:...

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine touts contest as great success
    May19

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine touts contest as great success

    KYIV – Portugal was the top vote-getter in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the annual festival traditionally watched by a television audience of an estimated 200 million people. Some 4 million people watched the contest’s grand final, breaking previous records, according to the official website of Eurovision 2017. Singer Salvador Sobral...

    Ukraine Mission hosts “Ukrainian Insights” exhibit at U.N.
    May19

    Ukraine Mission hosts “Ukrainian Insights” exhibit at U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS – The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations on May 16 officially opened an art exhibit, “Ukrainian Insights,” that featured works by contemporary artists from Ukraine: Victor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol, Mykola Matsenko and Valentin Popov. The latest example of “cultural diplomacy” by the Permanent Mission, the exhibit aims...

    Putin, Merkel exchange views on Ukraine in Sochi
    May19

    Putin, Merkel exchange views on Ukraine in Sochi

    The Kremlin’s message to Ukraine is: either concede a negotiated special status for Donetsk and Luhansk (resulting in a state within the Ukrainian state), or accept de facto the definitive separation of that territory from Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the initiative earlier this month to visit Russian President Vladimir...

    The strength of the UNWLA
    May19

    The strength of the UNWLA

    Seen on the front page of our April 16 issue was a story headlined “Charitable Ukraine honors UNWLA as best provider of ‘Aid from Abroad.’ ” It reported that the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America had been honored by the Association of Charities of Ukraine with its top award in the Aid from Abroad […] …read more...

    Why the special counsel should make Trump’s aides very nervous
    May19

    Why the special counsel should make Trump’s aides very nervous

    The Department of Justice investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia isn’t just a scandal about the president’s conduct. The investigation could quickly engulf those surrounding the president — including his next in line. The investigation is also about Michael Flynn’s conduct; that of campaign aides Roger...

    The Morning Vertical, May 19, 2017
    May19

    The Morning Vertical, May 19, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine seeks weapons from Ottawa to help fend off Russia-backed rebels
    May19

    Ukraine seeks weapons from Ottawa to help fend off Russia-backed rebels

    A top Ukrainian politician visited Ottawa Thursday to renew a request for defensive weapons to fend off Russia-backed rebels and ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government for help shoring up support for Kiev both within the Trump administration and among other Group of Seven countries. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 43, resigned as Ukraine’s...

    As Impeachment Talk Grows, Have Trump’s Former Top Aides Already Cut Deals With Federal Prosecutors?
    May19

    As Impeachment Talk Grows, Have Trump’s Former Top Aides Already Cut Deals With Federal Prosecutors?

    “A lot of stuff could have already happened.” Are President Trump’s former top campaign aides already cooperating with federal investigators looking into collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, and possibly, Trump’s private business deals with wealthy Russians?There are telling clues that former National Security...