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    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand
    Dec07

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand

    Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shoo-in to win a fourth presidential term. But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger, by uniting voters around his message: The world is against us. Putin announced on Wednesday that he would run for re-election in March’s...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    Ukraine Tries to Fend Off Critics as West Cranks Up Pressure on Corruption
    Dec07

    Ukraine Tries to Fend Off Critics as West Cranks Up Pressure on Corruption

    Ukraine’s general prosecutor denied on Wednesday that his office was impeding the work of a new anti-corruption body as he sought to deflect charges by Kyiv’s Western backers that Ukraine was backsliding on promises to fight graft. The United States, the European Union and Canada have thrown financial and diplomatic support behind the...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    Saakashvili Supporters Rally In Tbilisi
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Supporters Rally In Tbilisi

    Some 3,000 members of the Georgian political party founded by Mikheil Saakashvili have demonstrated in Tbilisi, warning against the former president’s extradition from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?
    Dec07

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?

    U.S.-Russian relations are at one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War—and there seems to be little appetite for improvement on the part of the Trump administration and Congress. Egged on by anti-Russia hysteria in many parts of the American media, Congress has imposed new sanctions to penalize Moscow over its alleged meddling in...

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv
    Dec07

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv

    Dozens of Ukrainian police raided a protest camp outside the parliament building in Kyiv early on December 6 in a failed attempt to detain Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader. Authorities said at least four police officers were injured, while protesters said nine activists were injured. The raid...

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?
    Dec07

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?

    U.S.-Russian relations are at one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War—and there seems to be little appetite for improvement on the part of the Trump administration and Congress. Egged on by anti-Russia hysteria in many parts of the American media, Congress has imposed new sanctions to penalize Moscow over its alleged meddling in...

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader, has vowed that he will continue to resist arrest after his supporters dramatically freed him from custody in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Saakashvili Escapes Custody After Standoff With Police
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Escapes Custody After Standoff With Police

    Ukrainian security forces arrested former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on suspicion of assisting a criminal organization but he later escaped from custody in Kyiv with help from his supporters. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...