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    Belarus court clears way for building of luxury apartments atop former Jewish cemeteries
    Aug26

    Belarus court clears way for building of luxury apartments atop former Jewish cemeteries

    (JTA) – A judge in Belarus cleared the way for the construction of apartments atop two former Jewish cemeteries. Separately, unidentified individuals smashed 24 headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Ukraine. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, in a statement wrote that the incident in Ukraine was discovered Tuesday at...

    Cease-Fire Violations Reported In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug26

    Cease-Fire Violations Reported In Eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatists have accused each other of violating a cease-fire established ahead of the start of the new school year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: The Other Russian World
    Aug26

    The Daily Vertical: The Other Russian World

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow cannot afford a South Ossetian strategy in Ukraine’s Donbas
    Aug26

    Moscow cannot afford a South Ossetian strategy in Ukraine’s Donbas

    Vladimir Putin has slammed the brakes on a much-ballyhooed Duma proposal to offer Ukrainians in the occupied Donbas region Russian citizenship on a simplified basis (Kommersant, July 18). Almost certainly, the initiative was abandoned because, if these individuals were to obtain that status – as the residents of the breakaway “republic” of South...

    Ukraine Activists Mark Two Years Since Filmmaker Sentsov’s Conviction In Russia
    Aug26

    Ukraine Activists Mark Two Years Since Filmmaker Sentsov’s Conviction In Russia

    Supporters of Crimean film director Oleh Sentsov have held a rally in Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to mark two years since his conviction in Russia following a trial that has drawn international condemnation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s population decline
    Aug26

    Russian citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s population decline

    The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed an amendment to its citizenship laws on July 12, easing the procedure for Ukrainians to acquire Russian citizenship. According to the new amendment, those wishing to acquire Russian citizenship would no longer need to provide Russian authorities with paper certification from Kyiv that they were...

    We Still Don’t Know How Trump’s Administration Will Handle Ukraine
    Aug26

    We Still Don’t Know How Trump’s Administration Will Handle Ukraine

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Europe In Kiev, Mattis could provide no definitive answers to questions about what is likely to change. Last December, in these very pages, I warned that a particular danger the new Trump administration would face in the national security field would be the problem of senior figures issuing “contradictory statements”...

    Report: Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s Former Ukraine PR Colleagues
    Aug26

    Report: Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s Former Ukraine PR Colleagues

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued grand jury subpoenas compelling testimony from public relations executives who worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a campaign promoting a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, NBC News reported Friday. Several unname people with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC that...

    CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines
    Aug26

    CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines

    Some environmental activists who pressure politicians to halt production of natural gas are acting as “agents of influence” on behalf of the Kremlin and Russian energy interests, according to a retired CIA officer’s analysis of the money trail. “We cannot allow foreign interests to deliberately manipulate our energy industry,” Rep....

    The West Needs a Strategy
    Aug26

    The West Needs a Strategy

    The last decade has not been good for the collective West. The list of setbacks is long: the resurgence of Russia along Europe’s periphery signaled by the 2008 Russian-Georgian war; the economic meltdown in the United States and Europe; the continued rise of China and the accelerated shift in economic power balances across the globe; the...