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    UN paid Russian air charters hundreds of millions while Putin invaded Ukraine
    Apr08

    UN paid Russian air charters hundreds of millions while Putin invaded Ukraine

    In the 14 months since Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and sent proxy fighters to invade eastern Ukraine, Russian companies have won more than $212 million in United Nations contracts to ferry troops, supplies and equipment — on peacekeeping missions. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Challenges Oligarchs’ Grip on Energy Companies
    Apr08

    Ukraine Challenges Oligarchs’ Grip on Energy Companies

    Ukraine’s judicial authorities launched actions on Tuesday challenging tenders that gave big businessmen control over key power companies under ousted president Viktor Yanukovich in a new move by the government to curb the influence of the so-called oligarchs. …read more Source:...

    Two Soldiers, One Rebel Reported Killed In East Ukraine
    Apr08

    Two Soldiers, One Rebel Reported Killed In East Ukraine

    Two Ukrainian soldiers and a pro-Russian separatist have been reported killed in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    TSO’s Ukraine flap worsens as pianist filling in for Valentina Lisitsa quits
    Apr08

    TSO’s Ukraine flap worsens as pianist filling in for Valentina Lisitsa quits

    There is a new twist in the saga that is the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s handling of controversial pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Now, the scheduled performances in which she was replaced earlier this week have been cancelled entirely — and her replacement partially blames the “mob-like behavior of her devotees.” “In light of this week’s...

    Ukraine gets access to Canadian satellite data that our own defence department can’t afford
    Apr08

    Ukraine gets access to Canadian satellite data that our own defence department can’t afford

    Ottawa — The Conservative government says providing Ukraine with satellite imagery will have no adverse effects even though government documents show Canada faces difficulties in acquiring such surveillance data for its own use. Last year, Ukraine asked Ottawa for imagery from Canada’s Radarsat-2 satellite; in February Defence Minister...

    Homes calendar April 11 to 17
    Apr08

    Homes calendar April 11 to 17

    This weekend Fibre art: Get warm and fuzzy at the annual Fibre Fling Show and Sale put on by more than 40 artists from Out-of-the-Box. Find quilting, felting, stitchery, rug-hooking and more Friday and Saturday at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A $5 admission...

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine
    Apr08

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine

    ZHDANIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The colony of cats living on the grounds of the Zhdanivka penitentiary disappeared when battles in east Ukraine peaked. Talk in the prison is that inmates ate them when food deliveries stopped. …read more Source: U.S....

    Dutch Court Names Ukraine Party In Scythian Gold Lawsuit
    Apr08

    Dutch Court Names Ukraine Party In Scythian Gold Lawsuit

    A Dutch court has granted Ukraine’s request to be a party in the high-profile Scythian gold lawsuit. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine
    Apr08

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine

    The gray, squat, three-story building stands inside a perimeter lined with barbed wire and observation towers. The deputy prison director, dressed in a military-style uniform and seated under a black-blue-and-red Donetsk People’s Republic flag, coldly explained the rules: The only prisoners unwilling to speak were in Block 3 — a group of...

    Ukraine Turns To Poppies In Rebuke Of Russian WWII ‘Myth’
    Apr08

    Ukraine Turns To Poppies In Rebuke Of Russian WWII ‘Myth’

    Ukraine is making the crimson poppy flower a symbol of the victory over Nazi Germany, part of a shift away from Soviet imagery Kyiv says the Kremlin is using to influence neighbors and promote self-serving myths about World War II amid a conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...