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    Ukrainian soldiers ill-prepared for psychological toll of war
    Mar08

    Ukrainian soldiers ill-prepared for psychological toll of war

    DESNA, Ukraine — In a military training class north of Kiev late last month, volunteer instructor Viktor Mosgovoi led 30 would-be officers through hours of jumps, breathing exercises and group massages — Ukraine’s first mandatory psychological training for recruits. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West, but buckles in crisis
    Mar08

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West, but buckles in crisis

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Kuzovkin’s office is less than 50 miles from the European Union, but for him and his factory, the EU is a world away…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Sweetening gloomy Russia, one chocolate bar at a time
    Mar08

    Sweetening gloomy Russia, one chocolate bar at a time

    Moscow (AFP) – When days are dark, friends are few and the state of your bank account makes you want to weep, there is only one thing you can do in bleak, crisis-hit Russia.Keep calm and eat some very expensive chocolate. That was the message from artisanal chocolatiers in Moscow who attended this past week the capital’s first...

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine pull back heavy weapons from front line
    Mar08

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine pull back heavy weapons from front line

    Fred LambertDONETSK, Ukraine, March 7 (UPI) — The leader of a pro-Russian rebel group in eastern Ukraine says his forces have fully removed heavy weapons from the front in compliance with a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: United Press...

    Syria Sanctions Update: New EU Sanctions Indicate Assad Regime, ISIS Working Together
    Mar08

    Syria Sanctions Update: New EU Sanctions Indicate Assad Regime, ISIS Working Together

    The latest EU sanctions imposed against Syria indicate the regime of President Bashar Assad has been working clandestinely with the Islamic State group, the Financial Times reported. Sanctions, published Saturday, were imposed against Syrian-Greek businessman George Haswani, head of Hesco, one of Syria’s largest engineering firms, for...

    Ukraine brigade worried over rebel movements despite truce
    Mar08

    Ukraine brigade worried over rebel movements despite truce

    Both sides claim to pull back weapons, but new units and troop concentrations continue. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s Female Rebel Fighters Swap Uniforms for Evening Gowns
    Mar08

    Ukraine’s Female Rebel Fighters Swap Uniforms for Evening Gowns

    Ukraine’s female rebel fighters — from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic — swap military clothing for evening gowns… …bringing a splash of color to International Women’s Day. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine Suffering The World Doesn’t See
    Mar08

    Ukraine Suffering The World Doesn’t See

    One-year-old Viktoria lives almost entirely in the dark. She was born in Donetsk, as the crisis in eastern Ukraine was taking hold last year. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russia detains two in Boris Nemtsov killing investigation
    Mar07

    Russia detains two in Boris Nemtsov killing investigation

    MOSCOW – Russia’s security service head said Saturday that two suspects in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov have been detained. Russian news reports later cited an official as saying one of them had served with police troops in Chechnya. The short and vague announcement of the detentions by Federal Security Service...

    2 Nemtsov Suspects Detained in Russia, Prompting Skepticism
    Mar07

    2 Nemtsov Suspects Detained in Russia, Prompting Skepticism

    MOSCOW—Russia’s security service head said Saturday that two suspects in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov have been detained. Russian news reports later cited an official as saying one of them had served with police troops in Chechnya. The short and vague announcement of the detentions by Federal Security Service...