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    Son of Ukraine’s ousted leader drowns
    Mar23

    Son of Ukraine’s ousted leader drowns

    A son of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has drowned after a minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake, an aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    War of the Oligarchs in Ukraine
    Mar23

    War of the Oligarchs in Ukraine

    It appears that the truce that has held between Ukraine’s major oligarchs since the Maidan uprising is breaking down. Yesterday evening, Igor Kolomoisky, the strongman governor of Dniepropetrovsk, who also happens to be personally bankrolling many of the militias fighting Russian-backed militants on the eastern front, sent a detachment of...

    The West was stunned by Putin’s military moves. Here’s why NATO says it won’t happen again
    Mar23

    The West was stunned by Putin’s military moves. Here’s why NATO says it won’t happen again

    When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin’s plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?
    Mar23

    From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?

    This year, with good reason, Americans have celebrated the moment 50 years ago when the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans reached a decisive moment: the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery. The movie Selma won an Oscar. President Obama went to Selma and gave one of his finest speeches.Recent racially charged incidents in Ferguson,...

    50 shades of war: Canadians dive into conflicts’ grey zones
    Mar23

    50 shades of war: Canadians dive into conflicts’ grey zones

    Canadians are joining a murky spectrum of armed groups, from Ukraine to the Middle East. Should we cheer them or punish them? …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Says Rebels Moving Tanks Up, Attacks Persist
    Mar23

    Ukraine Says Rebels Moving Tanks Up, Attacks Persist

    Ukrainian authorities are accusing Russian-backed separatists of moving tanks, weapons, and fighters closer to the line of contact with government forces in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: Ukraine wants more U.S. military training; Kabul and Washington make progress; Israel continues its push against an Iran nuclear deal; and much more from around the world.
    Mar23

    FP’s Situation Report: Ukraine wants more U.S. military training; Kabul and Washington make progress; Israel continues its push against an Iran nuclear deal; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Ukraine’s military needs more than U.S. weapons. It also needs U.S. training. The United States is considering sending guns to Ukraine. But Kiev wants more of a new U.S. program meant to train Ukraine’s military to defeat a Russian-backed insurgency. FP’s Reid Standish and John Hudson: “For...

    Bomb Hits Odesa Office Of Group That Aids Wounded Troops
    Mar23

    Bomb Hits Odesa Office Of Group That Aids Wounded Troops

    Police in Odesa say a homemade bomb exploded near an apartment block in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city late on March 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A year ago he was the only Russian politician to vote against annexing Crimea. Now he’s an exile.
    Mar23

    A year ago he was the only Russian politician to vote against annexing Crimea. Now he’s an exile.

    It’s just over a year since Moscow claimed Crimea as part of Russia. After Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders agreed upon it, it needed the approval of Russia’s parliament, the Duma. It passed, of course, with 443 deputies voting in favor. Just one person voted against it (with one other abstaining). That sole...

    Son of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych drowns in Russian lake
    Mar23

    Son of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych drowns in Russian lake

    Fred LambertLAKE BAIKAL, Russia, March 22 (UPI) — The son of Ukrainian ex-President Viktor Yanukovych drowned after his vehicle broke through ice covering a lake in Siberia. …read more Source: United Press...