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    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term
    Apr10

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term

    Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev has been released from a Siberian prison after serving a 4 1/2-year sentence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns after death threats and hate campaign
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns after death threats and hate campaign

    Ukraine’s central bank Governor Valeria Gontareva tendered her resignation on Monday following a hate campaign and even death threats at a time when the country is enduring a deep recession. …read more Source:...

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission:  Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’
    Apr10

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission: Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’

    BRUSSELS – Addressing the NATO-Ukraine Commission on March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson made it clear that the United States and NATO “stand firm in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and underscored, “We do not, and will not, accept Russian efforts to change the borders of territory of Ukraine.”...

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams
    Apr10

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams

    KYIV – To North Americans it’s “soccer,” but to the rest of the world it’s “football” – the term most commonly used to describe the globe’s premier spectator sport. Ukraine during the week of April 3-7 saw practitioners of what Brazilian soccer legend Pele coined “the beautiful game” in a cross-Atlantic duel of three separate...

    After Missile Attack, the Challenges Facing Trump in Syria
    Apr10

    After Missile Attack, the Challenges Facing Trump in Syria

    After President Donald Trump was mostly cheered by the international community for his missile strikes targeted at the Syrian government, he must now grapple with how to pair his first use of decisive military force with a strategy to contest a six-year-old war that has challenged the world. U.S. officials described Trump’s sudden decision...

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine
    Apr10

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout program in exchange for Kyiv implementing reforms and tackling corruption. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on April 3 that the approval was “further...

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day
    Apr10

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day

    KYIV, Ukraine—Thursday was a bad day for the Kremlin. In the span of a few hours, Russia’s two foreign policy mantelpieces—its military adventures in Ukraine and Syria—were both dealt body blows. One came from a United States cruise missile attack on a Syrian regime air base where Russian military forces were deployed. The strike was in...

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts
    Apr10

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts

    Diplomats from world powers have spent the past few years trying to figure out how to address the conflict in Syria, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and Russia’s actions in its neighborhood and abroad. Those issues remain a key focus this week, some with a renewed sense of urgency, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with...

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas,  slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries
    Apr10

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas, slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries

    President Petro Poroshenko recently banned cargo traffic between the areas held by Moscow-backed militants in the Donbas area and slapped sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks. This appears logical, given the continuing Russian occupation of Crimea and assistance to the rebels. However, Mr. Poroshenko acted only...

    Tillerson Heads to Moscow Days After US Missile Strikes in Syria Anger Russia
    Apr10

    Tillerson Heads to Moscow Days After US Missile Strikes in Syria Anger Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Moscow on April 12, just days after the United States launched missile strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed civilians. Officials say the top U.S. diplomat will urge Russia to rethink its continued support for the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad....