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    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran
    Mar03

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran

    Continuing a long string of dominance by China’s women, WGM Tan Zhongyi defeated Ukrainian GM Anna Muzychuk in the final match to claim the FIDE women’s world chess championship knockout tournament in Tehran Friday. The upset win makes Tan the fifth Chinese woman to hold the women’s title since GM … …read more...

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine
    Mar03

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine

    KYIV – It seems that peace plans for Ukraine are everywhere these days. Amid a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and yet another failed ceasefire in the nearly three-year-old conflict are a wave of new proposals to bring peace to the crisis-stricken nation – and from some unexpected places. The Ukrainian army has […] …read more...

    U.S. Says Russia’s Activities In Ukraine Impair Human Rights At Home
    Mar03

    U.S. Says Russia’s Activities In Ukraine Impair Human Rights At Home

    A new U.S. State Department report says human rights in Russia continue to be “significantly and negatively” affected by Moscow’s “purported annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    European Film Academy protests Sentsov’s imprisonment
    Mar03

    European Film Academy protests Sentsov’s imprisonment

    BERLIN – On the occasion of a screening of “The Trial – The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov” by Askold Kurov, Agnieszka Holland and Volker Schlöndorff, the European Film Academy and Amnesty International protested against the incarceration of the Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov. Presented by the Berlinale and the European Film Academy as part...

    Interview: U.S. lawmakers call for lethal weapons for Ukraine
    Mar03

    Interview: U.S. lawmakers call for lethal weapons for Ukraine

    KYIV – Two U.S. lawmakers say the time has come for the United States to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to better defend itself against Moscow-backed separatists, saying that a “confrontational” Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of easing the pressure on Kyiv. In an interview in Kyiv on February 22, Sen. Dick Durbin […]...

    Demonstrators in Washington recall life and work of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar03

    Demonstrators in Washington recall life and work of Boris Nemtsov

    WASHINGTON – On Sunday, February 26, United Help Ukraine Vice-President Oksana Osipova joined with U.S.-Ukraine Foundation President Nadia McConnell and representatives of Russian, Belarusian, Baltic and American organizations and addressed the group of people that gathered across the street from the Russian Embassy in Washington to commemorate...

    Christian Borys’s journey from Toronto tech to war correspondent in eastern Ukraine
    Mar03

    Christian Borys’s journey from Toronto tech to war correspondent in eastern Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Many people likely would not give a second thought to leaving the relative comfort of life in Toronto for the deadly battleground of eastern Ukraine. But when Christian Borys decided to embark on a new career two years ago, he thought Ukraine – his father’s ancestral homeland – would be the place to […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s suffering children
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s suffering children

    Last year in February, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, reported that “The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in eastern Ukraine.” Of those, 200,000 – or one in three – needed psychosocial support. More than 215,000 were...

    Canadian physicians return  to Ukraine on fifth medical mission
    Mar03

    Canadian physicians return to Ukraine on fifth medical mission

    KYIV – In the summer of 2016, Serhiy Vovchuk suffered two bullet wounds to his left arm in the frontline town of Popasna in Luhansk Oblast from combined Russian-separatist forces. After undergoing four operations to restore functionality of his hand and fingers, Mr. Vovchuk, of the Kyivska Rus’ 11th Motorized Infantry Battalion, had his...

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?
    Mar03

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?

    The reason comes down to one word: Russia. Sweden, that serene oasis of social democratic harmony in Scandinavia, is bringing back the draft. Next year, 4,000 men and women will be called for military service in Sweden. They’ll be chosen from a group of 13,000 young people born in 1999, consisting of both volunteers and conscripts, who will...