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    Ukraine Cracks Down on Oligarchs and Volunteer Fighting Battalions
    Mar31

    Ukraine Cracks Down on Oligarchs and Volunteer Fighting Battalions

    In the course of one day last week, Ukraine’s government made several ambitious moves to centralize political and military control over the revolution- and war-torn country. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Top Republicans visit Ukraine in push for arms
    Mar31

    Top Republicans visit Ukraine in push for arms

    Top Republicans met with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev on Monday to offer their support and intensify pressure on President Obama to provide the country with arms.The delegation was led by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and included… …read more Source: The...

    Thankless Job? Try Fighting Graft in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Thankless Job? Try Fighting Graft in Ukraine

    The people who do the hands-on work of fighting corruption in Ukraine are frustrated but still hopeful. …read more Source:...

    Russia Launches Next Deadly Phase of Hybrid War on Ukraine
    Mar31

    Russia Launches Next Deadly Phase of Hybrid War on Ukraine

    Pushing his baby daughter in a pram in front of him, 37-year-old Dmitriy Komyakov paused as marchers ahead adjusted their positions around a huge Ukrainian flag. It was a bright day in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. A good day for the hundreds in attendance to celebrate one year since Euromaidan demonstrators ousted president...

    Italian Foreign Minister Calls for End to Russian Sanctions
    Mar31

    Italian Foreign Minister Calls for End to Russian Sanctions

    Italy’s foreign minister has called for a relaxing of EU sanctions on Russia and warned that the crisis in Libya poses an equal threat to European security as the Ukrainian conflict. Speaking to the Financial Times, Paolo Gentiloni said that Europe’s focus should be on its southern borders “from Mali to Pakistan” and that the EU was...

    French Eye Cockpit Entry, Psychological Screening Rules
    Mar31

    French Eye Cockpit Entry, Psychological Screening Rules

    PARIS—French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine “systemic weaknesses” like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster. Authorities say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz,...

    Crimean Tatar Media Forced to Shut Down Under Russian Law
    Mar31

    Crimean Tatar Media Forced to Shut Down Under Russian Law

    All but one of Crimea’s independent Tatar-language media outlets, including several popular children’s television channels, will be shut down tomorrow as the midnight deadline for re-registration expires under Russian law, Amnesty International has warned. The Tatar-language publications, websites and broadcasting outlets, although...

    Former Kyiv Police Officials Wanted Over Maidan Crackdown
    Mar31

    Former Kyiv Police Officials Wanted Over Maidan Crackdown

    Ukrainian prosecutors have added two former senior Kyiv police officials to a list of suspects wanted over a deadly crackdown on Euromaidan protesters in the capital in February 2014, before Viktor Yanukovych was ousted as president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    East Ukraine War Increasingly Focused On Mariupol As Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Military Face Off In Key City
    Mar31

    East Ukraine War Increasingly Focused On Mariupol As Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Military Face Off In Key City

    Just one mile from the Sea of Azov in southern Ukraine, a small village has become the most recent symbolic staging point where Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces are continuing to defy a delicate ceasefire. While the village of Shyrokyne has little strategic value, it has been described as a final buffer zone between separatist forces and the port...

    US Forces to Hold Exercises in Ukraine
    Mar31

    US Forces to Hold Exercises in Ukraine

    US forces to hold training exercise in Ukraine with national guard units …read more Source: ABC...