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    F-35s to Replace Troops in Europe as Russia Deterrent
    Jan08

    F-35s to Replace Troops in Europe as Russia Deterrent

    The Pentagon announced Thursday that as part of its response to Russian aggression, it would dispatch two squadrons of next-generation fighter jets to the United Kingdom to replace military personnel currently being withdrawn. The only problem is that these jets are far from battle-ready. The Defense Department said it plans to base two squadrons...

    Roots of Ukraine scattered through town
    Jan08

    Roots of Ukraine scattered through town

    Some of the notable features seen on buildings and in art collections around Port Alberni were crafted by a Ukrainian immigrant, Peter Szachiv. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    In Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, civilians keep the army equipped
    Jan08

    In Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, civilians keep the army equipped

    On 21 November 2013, as thousands of his fellow Ukrainians first gathered in Maidan Nezalezhnosti – Independence Square – in Kyiv to demonstrate against President Viktor Yanukovych, a 40-year-old IT entrepreneur named Yuri Biryukov felt a stirring of hope. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions
    Jan08

    Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions

    Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel set strict terms Thursday for easing EU sanctions on Russia as the 28-nation bloc unlocked new aid to help Ukraine overcome its devastating Kremlin-backed revolt.The announcements came with Europe — teetering on the brink of a new recession — thinking of scaling back steps that both...

    Soros’s Terrible Plan to Throw Money at Ukraine
    Jan08

    Soros’s Terrible Plan to Throw Money at Ukraine

    George Soros suggests putting together a $50 billion aid package for Ukraine, but that would only create moral hazard for politicians and bureaucrats. …read more Source:...

    Putin Cracks Down on Critics, But Winds Up Looking Vulnerable
    Jan08

    Putin Cracks Down on Critics, But Winds Up Looking Vulnerable

    When it comes to finely calibrated police brutality, Moscow’s riot cops are masters of the art. When several thousand Muscovites gathered on Manezh Square just before New Year’s Eve to protest the jailing of a leading opposition activist, the paramilitary police were ready and waiting. Two hundred “troublemakers” were picked out of...

    Save Ukraine To Counter Russia
    Jan08

    Save Ukraine To Counter Russia

    Billionaire investor George Soros has accused western leaders of dangerously miscalculating their strategy towards Russia and Ukraine, arguing that the crisis there posed a lethal risk to the eurozone. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Says Russia Behind Cyber Attack On German Government
    Jan08

    Ukraine Says Russia Behind Cyber Attack On German Government

    Ukraine’s prime minister blamed Russian intelligence on Thursday for a hacker attack against German government websites, for which a pro-Russian group claimed responsibility. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    EU Offers Ukraine More Loans in Exchange for Reforms
    Jan08

    EU Offers Ukraine More Loans in Exchange for Reforms

    BRUSSELS—The European Union has offered to give extra rescue loans to Ukraine, which is struggling with recession and a costly war, but only if it makes its promised economic and political reforms. The EU says it can give another 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) in loans — on top of the 11 billion euros already pledged — if Kiev respects the...

    War Reporter Explains How Ukraine Became A ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Nightmare
    Jan08

    War Reporter Explains How Ukraine Became A ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Nightmare

    A journalist who spent nearly two years in eastern Ukraine before the war hit has written for Mashable about the stark differences he noticed when he returned to report on the conflict-ridden area. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...