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    Alexander Zaldostanov, Russian biker, makes Canada’s sanctions list
    Feb19

    Alexander Zaldostanov, Russian biker, makes Canada’s sanctions list

    Canada has added the name Alexander Zaldostanov to the list of Russians under sanctions because of the war in Ukraine. But unlike the other prominent Russians targeted, he is not a senior military officer or the CEO of a major oil company. The 51-year-old Zaldostanov, nicknamed “The Surgeon,” is the head of Russia’s biggest biker gang, the...

    Rebel Fighters, Many of Them Cossacks, Roamed the Streets of Debaltseve:  Laughing, Hugging Each Other and Posing for Photos
    Feb19

    Rebel Fighters, Many of Them Cossacks, Roamed the Streets of Debaltseve: Laughing, Hugging Each Other and Posing for Photos

    Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around about half of the key rail hub that has been the focus of weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and government troops. They found all its neighborhoods under the control of… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Reflecting on the anniversary of Ukraine’s uprising
    Feb19

    Reflecting on the anniversary of Ukraine’s uprising

    KIEV, Ukraine – It was one year ago that Kiev erupted in bloody clashes that killed dozens of protesters, and eventually led to the downfall of Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president who fled the capital under the cover of night, slipping across the Russian border.Fuzzy black-and-white security camera footage from the ex-leader’s...

    How WhatsApp’s billionaire CEO spent the year after the $19 billion Facebook acquisition
    Feb19

    How WhatsApp’s billionaire CEO spent the year after the $19 billion Facebook acquisition

    It’s been exactly one year since Facebook acquired mobile messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion. The groundbreaking deal made both of the app’s cofounders billionaires. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, CEO Jan Koum moved with his family to the US when he was 16 years old. The family struggled and lived on welfare and food stamps....

    Russian bike gang leader, Putin’s friend, put on Canada’s sanctions list
    Feb19

    Russian bike gang leader, Putin’s friend, put on Canada’s sanctions list

    Among the executives and military officials included in the latest list of individuals targeted for sanctions by Canada over the conflict in Ukraine is Alexander Zaldostanov, a bike gang leader who is a mainstay of the Kremlin and a close personal friend of Vladimir Putin. …read more Source:...

    Putin Latest Victory in Eastern Ukraine is Turning Into a Rout
    Feb19

    Putin Latest Victory in Eastern Ukraine is Turning Into a Rout

    His forces, including regular Russian army troops, then assaulted the city in brazen violation of a cease-fire. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb19

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal

    Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. The attack on Debaltseve by rebels loyal to the Russian president amounts to a test… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Leaders Agree To Push Forward With Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb19

    Leaders Agree To Push Forward With Ukraine Cease-Fire

    The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed in a telephone call Thursday on a new push to impose a tattered cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a day after Kiev gave up a strategic rail hub to Russia-backed rebels following… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russian opposition leader Navalny given 15 days in custody
    Feb19

    Russian opposition leader Navalny given 15 days in custody

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 15 days in police custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against President Vladimir Putin’s rule, violated the law when he...

    Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed
    Feb19

    Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed

    Ukrainian national security leaders have appealed for a United Nations peacekeeping force in the separatist-occupied eastern regions of the country, but the call was immediately rejected Thursday by the insurgents and their Russian backers. …read more Source: Los Angeles...