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    After war, Ukraine’s soldiers face a fight with an internal enemy
    Apr11

    After war, Ukraine’s soldiers face a fight with an internal enemy

    KIEV, Ukraine — Officer Sergei Yatchenko pulls closed the curtains in his cluttered bedroom, sits at his desk, pours himself a drink, takes a deep breath and squeezes his eyes shut. It’s quiet here, far away from the bloody front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, now in its second year But it’s not peaceful. Not for Yatchenko. See...

    Inside the Mind of Tony Blair: The Newsweek Interview
    Apr11

    Inside the Mind of Tony Blair: The Newsweek Interview

    On a December morning in 2014, a four-car convoy of black SUVs swept out of the polished limestone arches of the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem and drove south. Skirting the walls of the old city, it passed Mount Zion and its small, ancient church where King David lies buried and where Jesus was said to have hosted the Last Supper....

    Shakhtar Donetsk: Ukraine’s greatest soccer club now plays in exile
    Apr11

    Shakhtar Donetsk: Ukraine’s greatest soccer club now plays in exile

    LVIV, Ukraine — As the ball strikes the back of the goal, the crowd erupts. But not with its usual flare There are no fireworks, no orange smoke. No anthems are sung. See also: Ukraine’s nameless dead ‘would take forever to count’ In this 35,000-seat stadium on March 14, the mere 2,000 people who are here to watch the Donetsk...

    Ukraine-Based United Nations Peacekeepers To Be Discussed At Meeting In Berlin On Monday
    Apr11

    Ukraine-Based United Nations Peacekeepers To Be Discussed At Meeting In Berlin On Monday

    Ukraine’s idea to deploy peacekeepers in the war-torn Donbass region of the country will be discussed at a meeting between the foreign ministers of the ‘Normandy Four’ in Berlin on Monday. The initial proposal was floated earlier this year in the Ukrainian parliament as a further measure to bring stability and peace the east of the...

    Ukraine Purges Symbols of Its Communist Past
    Apr11

    Ukraine Purges Symbols of Its Communist Past

    KIEV, Ukraine—The Ukrainian parliament approved a law April 9 renaming the Great Patriotic War as the Second World War, underscoring a sweeping move by the post-revolutionary government here to ditch its Soviet past. Also on Thursday, Ukrainian lawmakers passed a law banning the promotion of symbols of “Communist and National Socialist...

    Russia Lashes Out At Ukraine For Bans On Soviet Symbols
    Apr11

    Russia Lashes Out At Ukraine For Bans On Soviet Symbols

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has responded angrily to legislation passed in Ukraine on April 9 that bans the use of Soviet-era symbols and could require the removal or demolition of all monuments from Ukraine’s Soviet past. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former US Ambassador: Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict
    Apr11

    Former US Ambassador: Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict

    Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no interest in resolving the conflict in Ukraine because it serves his interest. McFaul said Thursday that Putin likes the open-ended, low grade military confrontation in the former Soviet republic because it works to undermine the government in...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Using False Text Messages To Destabilize Ukrainian Government, Report Says
    Apr10

    Pro-Russian Separatists Using False Text Messages To Destabilize Ukrainian Government, Report Says

    Pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine used falsified text messages in a bid to destabilize the Ukrainian government’s standing among local citizens. The messages were sent as recently as this week, despite the ceasefire that has existed between the two sides in Ukraine’s civil war since February, a report said. …read...

    Canada can hold its own on Arctic defence, Fantino says
    Apr10

    Canada can hold its own on Arctic defence, Fantino says

    Associate defence minister Julian Fantino says he’s confident Canada can hold its own when it comes to defending the Arctic in the face of any threats from Russia. Canada launched Operation Nunalivut 2015 on April 1, an exercise involving a little more than 200 personnel. It runs until April 22 and takes place around Cambridge Bay, Nunavut....

    The Saturday Profile: A Russian Poet Helps Ukraine Navigate Its New Identity
    Apr10

    The Saturday Profile: A Russian Poet Helps Ukraine Navigate Its New Identity

    Boris Khersonsky, a psychiatrist and former Soviet dissident, has long advocated moving away from the idea that Ukrainian nationality should be determined by ethnicity. …read more Source: The New York...