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    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike
    Jan28

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has come under pressure from Europe’s human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. Savchenko is awaiting trial on charges of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists during the conflict in eastern Ukraine....

    Obama Won’t Arm Ukrainian Military as Putin Seizes Ground
    Jan28

    Obama Won’t Arm Ukrainian Military as Putin Seizes Ground

    The Obama administration continues to resist appeals by U.S. lawmakers to provide lethal aid to Ukraine’s beleaguered military, even as deaths mount in the government’s conflict with pro-Russian separatists. The separatists, who Obama and other U.S. officials say are backed by Russian financing, weapons, and troops, forced Ukrainian...

    European watchdog and the US call on Russia to free jailed Ukrainian officer on hunger strike
    Jan28

    European watchdog and the US call on Russia to free jailed Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    Russia has come under pressure from Europe’s human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: FOX...

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Barbs Over Escalation of Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Jan28

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Barbs Over Escalation of Conflict in E. Ukraine

    Russia and Ukraine again blamed each other Wednesday for the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in Kyiv, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko described the situation as tense, adding that pro-Russian rebels are attacking the army on all fronts. The spokesman also said that the hostilities have intensified in Debaltseve, a strategic...

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels

    A spokesman for Ukraine’s front-line military told VOA on Wednesday that commanders would do whatever was necessary to defend areas threatened by the latest offensive by Russian-backed rebels in the east. Speaking at a military base in eastern Ukraine as trucks carrying supplies and heavy equipment came and went, Lieutenant Colonel Leonid...

    Ukrainian Brides May Solve China’s Gender Gap, Chinese Media Claims
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Brides May Solve China’s Gender Gap, Chinese Media Claims

    “Their economy is depressed but beautiful women are running rampant,” the state-run Beijing News reported Jan. 22 in a story suggesting that Ukrainian women could be the solution to China’s woman shortage. The piece, illustrated with charts, bubbles, and cartoon illustrations of lonely Chinese men, was a breezy attempt to make light of...

    Canada Will Provide Another Low-Interest, $200-Million Loan to Ukraine to Help Promote Economic Stability
    Jan28

    Canada Will Provide Another Low-Interest, $200-Million Loan to Ukraine to Help Promote Economic Stability

    Canada will provide a second C$200 million ($160 million) low-interest loan to Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywood’s Oliver Stone
    Jan28

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywood’s Oliver Stone

    Famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone created a small social media storm when a post on his Facebook page late last year showed him interviewing and casually strolling through a park with fugitive former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Now Stone might face a summons by a Ukrainian court to provide information on the deposed leader’s...

    Mitt Romney Is About To Launch An Attack Against Hillary Clinton
    Jan28

    Mitt Romney Is About To Launch An Attack Against Hillary Clinton

    Mitt Romney is about to go on the offensive as he mulls a 2016 presidential campaign. In a Wednesday speech at Mississippi State University, the 2012 GOP nominee will throw multiple barbs at Hillary Clinton, the expected front-runner on the Democratic side. Romney’s plans were revealed in a copy of his prepared remarks published by Time...

    Bid to Condemn ‘Annexation of East Germany’ in Russian Parliament
    Jan28

    Bid to Condemn ‘Annexation of East Germany’ in Russian Parliament

    The speaker of the Russian Parliament, today announced that if Russia ‘annexed’ Crimea, then the West ‘annexed’ eastern Germany in 1989. Sergey Naryshkin put forward a motion in front of the parliamentary committee for international affairs which would condemn the German reunification as an annexation. The proposal originally came...