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    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk

    In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to drop the country’s non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership. Russia reacted quickly to the move, calling it an “unfriendly step” that will only “add to nuisances” in ties. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had pledged to apply for Nato membership due to Russia’s support for rebels...

    Ukraine parliament takes historic step toward NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine parliament takes historic step toward NATO

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament took a historic step toward NATO membership on Tuesday by overwhelmingly voting to revoke the nation’s neutral status, which it adopted under Russian pressure in 2010.The Verkhovna Rada parliament voted 303-8 in favour of dropping the ex-Soviet state’s “non-aligned nation”...

    Apple Reopens Online Store In Russia With Massive Price Increases On iPhone 6 (AAPL)
    Dec23

    Apple Reopens Online Store In Russia With Massive Price Increases On iPhone 6 (AAPL)

    Apple has reopened its online store in Russia, after closing it last week due to instability in the ruble. But Russian consumers logging onto the reopened store have discovered that the price of the iPhone has shot up during the downtime. Computer World reports that the 16GB iPhone 6 now costs 53,990 rubles (around $991). Before the store shut,...

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response
    Dec23

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response

    The Conservative government is under pressure over its refusal to provide “lethal” military aid to Ukraine or to sanction three Russians tied to both Vladimir Putin and Canadian businesses. The government announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 additional Russian officials and nine Ukrainian separatist leaders last week in...

    Top Russian Allies Distance Themselves From Putin, Support Ukraine
    Dec23

    Top Russian Allies Distance Themselves From Putin, Support Ukraine

    Kazakhstan, one of the principal allies of Russia, renewed Monday its military cooperation with Ukraine, to which it promised vital supplies of coal, following a visit to Kiev the day before by the leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Why Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Have Given Up Hope Of Returning Home
    Dec23

    Why Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Have Given Up Hope Of Returning Home

    With armed men roaming the streets and war closing in, Lena Nahiba decided to escape from rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. She took her six children with her. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine May Stop Supplying Electricity to Separatist-held Eastern Regions
    Dec23

    Ukraine May Stop Supplying Electricity to Separatist-held Eastern Regions

    Ukraine used to be self-sufficient in electricity, but months of fighting the pro-Russian uprising has disrupted coal supplies to thermal power plants, which traditionally generate around 40 percent of the country’s power. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    See Life in Eastern Ukraine’s Underground Shelters
    Dec23

    See Life in Eastern Ukraine’s Underground Shelters

    When photographer Ross McDonnell went to cover the ongoing Ukrainian crisis as a freelancer, he felt his photographs didn’t stand apart from the hundreds being produced in the region at that time. “You are dealing with very intense circumstances and you come away from that feeling like you haven’t had [any] real connection to the...