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    From A Monastery To A Paramilitary Unit In Ukraine
    Jan05

    From A Monastery To A Paramilitary Unit In Ukraine

    Ivan, a novice monk, was inspired by the experiences of wounded fighters to leave the safety of his monastery and join a volunteer paramilitary battalion in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Now training with his unit for potential combat, Ivan believes the Church stands behind his decision. (Produced by Askold Sirko, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    No simple solutions in Ukraine, Iraq crises
    Jan05

    No simple solutions in Ukraine, Iraq crises

    There is no question that dramatic unresolved events of 2014 have set the stage for what bodes to be an incredibly violent and volatile 2015. The internal unrest in Ukraine prompted Russia’s annexation of Crimea and has developed into a bloody civil war. Canada has been one of the most strident supporters of the pro-western government in...

    Savchenko’s Hunger Strike In Russian Custody Enters Fourth Week
    Jan05

    Savchenko’s Hunger Strike In Russian Custody Enters Fourth Week

    A hunger strike by Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is being held in Russian custody, has entered its fourth week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup
    Jan05

    Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup

    The film director’s attempts to curry favor with Vladimir Putin are craven, dishonest, and disrespectful of the Ukrainians who died fighting off Russia. …read more Source: The Daily...

    In Ukraine’s Donetsk, the ‘death clutch’ of a forgotten war: Don Murray
    Jan05

    In Ukraine’s Donetsk, the ‘death clutch’ of a forgotten war: Don Murray

    Despite half-hearted attempts at peace, the fighting in eastern Ukraine carries on, a frozen, almost forgotten conflict in which half a million people have been displaced and there are long lineups for humanitarian aid. …read more Source:...

    The 10 Most Important things In The World Right Now
    Jan05

    The 10 Most Important things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Monday. 1. German deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned on Monday that imposing additional sanctions on Russia might plunge the country into further chaos. 2. Oil prices hit new 5-and-a-half-year lows on Monday amid a supply glut and weak demand. 3. Pope Francis named 20 new cardinals on...

    Kremlin’s Aggression Tests Finland’s Balancing Act
    Jan05

    Kremlin’s Aggression Tests Finland’s Balancing Act

    Helsinki nurtures trade ties with Russia that provide vital revenue, but Moscow’s aggression in the region and the turmoil in Ukraine support Finland’s other strong commitment, to a border defense force. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine ‘Normandy’ Meeting Set For Berlin
    Jan05

    Ukraine ‘Normandy’ Meeting Set For Berlin

    A meeting of the so-called Normandy format group is due to take place in Berlin, where representatives of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany will discuss possibilities for a settlement in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Big Explosion Reported In Odesa
    Jan05

    Big Explosion Reported In Odesa

    An explosion occurred in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa late January 4 near a building that was coordinating aid to military forces battling pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebel commander of ‘Batman’ battalion killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan05

    Rebel commander of ‘Batman’ battalion killed in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian security official says a prominent rebel commander in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk has been killed. …read more Source: CTV...