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    Ukraine Unspun: Chechnya War Pic Passed Off As Ukraine Atrocity By Hackers, Russian TV
    Oct27

    Ukraine Unspun: Chechnya War Pic Passed Off As Ukraine Atrocity By Hackers, Russian TV

    At least one of the “horrifying images of events in Donbas” that Russian media aired on the eve of the Ukrainian vote to highlight suffering in that conflict-torn country predates the Ukraine conflict by nearly two decades, and was actually a mass grave of Russian civilians. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Europe parties dominate Ukraine vote, snubbing Russia
    Oct27

    Pro-Europe parties dominate Ukraine vote, snubbing Russia

    The Kremlin said it would recognize Ukraine’s political shift towards Europe; Poland moves troops to eastern border with Russia …read more Source:...

    Ukraine residents welcome Poroshenko’s pro-West mandate
    Oct27

    Ukraine residents welcome Poroshenko’s pro-West mandate

    Pro-Western parties are set to dominate Ukraine’s parliament, handing President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to steer the country further out of Russia’s orbit and into Europe’s mainstream. Jillian Kitchener reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Russian singer visits rebel-held Ukraine, sings duet with separatist leader
    Oct27

    Russian singer visits rebel-held Ukraine, sings duet with separatist leader

    In defiance of Ukraine, a revered Soviet-era crooner has travelled from Russia to the rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine to perform in support of separatists fighting the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russian crooner sings in Ukraine with rebel leader
    Oct27

    Russian crooner sings in Ukraine with rebel leader

    Wearing his trademark wig, Kobzon performed Monday in Donetsk to an ecstatic audience of elderly people and gun-wielding men, delighting them with patriotic songs such as the Cold War-era classic “Do the Russians Want a War?” …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine vote for closer Western alliance may antagonize Russia
    Oct27

    Ukraine vote for closer Western alliance may antagonize Russia

    Ukrainian political leaders who won a strong endorsement for their pledges of reform and closer ties with Western Europe began work Monday on forming a government to deliver on those promises. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    MH17 Prosecutor Open to Theory Another Plane Shot Down Airliner: Der Spiegel
    Oct27

    MH17 Prosecutor Open to Theory Another Plane Shot Down Airliner: Der Spiegel

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview. The Russian government has always said it has radar imagery proving the...

    The real loser in Ukraine’s election? Darth Vader
    Oct27

    The real loser in Ukraine’s election? Darth Vader

    On Sunday, Darth Vader failed in an attempt to be elected Ukraine’s prime minister, unable to muster the votes despite a high-profile campaign. The aspiring politician had previously been known as Viktor Shevchenko, but he had his name changed to Darth Vader and also adopted the appearance of the “Star Wars” villain. To add...

    OSCE Says Ukraine Elections ‘Free And Fair’
    Oct27

    OSCE Says Ukraine Elections ‘Free And Fair’

    Election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Ukraine’s parliamentary elections had been ”free and fair” at a news conference in Kyiv on October 27. Monitors said the election offered voters ”real choice” and that voting was transparent – despite the fact that the...

    The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder
    Oct27

    The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder

    TBILISI – The Ukraine crisis has shattered key Western assumptions about Russia, and many analysts and policymakers have fallen back on the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin must be acting irrationally. But it is Western assumptions that need to be questioned. In particular, what has made Russia so keen to undermine the current...