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    Russia Says it Won’t Broadcast Eurovision Song Contest
    Apr14

    Russia Says it Won’t Broadcast Eurovision Song Contest

    Russia’s Channel One says it will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in Russia after Ukraine, which hosts the contest this year, has barred the Russian entrant from traveling to the country.Ukraine’s security services banned singer Yulia Samoylova from entering… …read more Source:...

    Russia Says it Won’t Broadcast Eurovision Song Contest
    Apr14

    Russia Says it Won’t Broadcast Eurovision Song Contest

    Russia’s Channel One says it will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in Russia after Ukraine, which hosts the contest this year, has barred the Russian entrant from traveling to the country.Ukraine’s security services banned singer Yulia Samoylova from entering… …read more Source:...

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page’s Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting
    Apr14

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page’s Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting

    Carter Page, a onetime foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, is eager to clear his name. After coming under scrutiny by the FBI and the press for his ties to Kremlin-linked officials, Page has conducted interview after interview in an attempt to downplay his interactions with the Russian government and business...

    “Bitter Harvest,”  a Ukrainian tragedy
    Apr14

    “Bitter Harvest,” a Ukrainian tragedy

    Dear Editor: A 5-year-old puts his ear to the ground on his mother’s grave without shedding a tear. He is probably showing his strength to his two younger sisters, hardly able to walk, as their father buries her. There is no one to help, as the villagers are starving to death. This heartbreaking scene from […] …read more Source: The...

    Russia will boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest over an argument with Ukraine
    Apr14

    Russia will boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest over an argument with Ukraine

    “In our view this represents discrimination against the Russian entry, and of course our team will not under any circumstances agree to such terms.” …read more Source: Business...

    Putin must go, Donbas must be freed  for normalized relations with Russia
    Apr14

    Putin must go, Donbas must be freed for normalized relations with Russia

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military engagement in eastern Ukraine have taken their toll on Ukrainians’ attitude toward relations between the two countries. According to a recent study, only 49 percent believe that a normalization of relations is possible in the distant future, while a mere one in 10 believes a swift improvement...

    Charitable Ukraine honors UNWLA as best provider of ‘Aid from Abroad’
    Apr14

    Charitable Ukraine honors UNWLA as best provider of ‘Aid from Abroad’

    NEW YORK – The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) was honored on March 29 by the Association of Charities of Ukraine with its top award in the category Aid from Abroad. The annual awards recognizing groups and individuals active in charitable endeavors have been held since 2012, although the Charitable Ukraine competition...

    Russian agitprop pervades  Central and Eastern Europe
    Apr14

    Russian agitprop pervades Central and Eastern Europe

    The outbreak of the mass Euro-Maidan street protests in Kyiv (2013) and Russia’s subsequent aggression against Ukraine convinced the Kremlin of the need to project Russian “soft power” to blunt any response from Europe. However, Western countries ostracized Russia, particularly after it illegally and forcibly annexed Crimea. Consequently,...

    Moscow’s laughs not to be trusted in the Baltics
    Apr14

    Moscow’s laughs not to be trusted in the Baltics

    A STRATCOM study shows that Ukraine had success with countering Russia’s humor attacks by launching its own “laugh offensive.” The Baltic governments and non-governmental organizations (NGO) can draw lessons from this Ukrainian experience. Humor is a much more powerful “soft warfare” weapon in Russia’s hands than one might think. This...

    Tillerson asks: “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?”
    Apr14

    Tillerson asks: “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?”

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” That question was posed by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to European foreign affairs ministers on April 11 in Lucca, Italy, where the Group of Seven was meeting. A story filed by Bloomberg said it was an offhand remark that left the diplomats […] …read more...