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    Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops
    Sep18

    Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops

    The Ukrainian troops put on camouflage paint and hide in tall grass by the side of the road. They have information that an enemy convoy will be passing by soon. Minutes later four trucks speed down the road and screech to a halt as bombs go off and the Ukrainian troops open fire. The enemy retreats and the Ukrainian soldiers congratulate each...

    Poroshenko Makes Appeal to U.S. Congress
    Sep18

    Poroshenko Makes Appeal to U.S. Congress

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine has appealed to the United States Congress for support of his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Winning Back the Hearts and Minds of Russians…
    Sep18

    Winning Back the Hearts and Minds of Russians…

    We have not been good at differentiating between Russia as a country, the Russian people and Vladimir Putin. Russian society as a whole has been kidnapped by its president. Mr.Putin could be congratulated for the swiftness of action, but he knows it is not that difficult to kidnap a physically frail, mentally vulnerable society, which has been...

    Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists. Ahead of Thursday’s White House meeting, U.S. officials said...

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support
    Sep18

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. Congress for lethal and non-lethal military aid, more sanctions and a special security status on Thursday during a visit to Washington to bolster U.S. support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Voice of...

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?
    Sep18

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

    Exterior, top, and interior shots of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg opening this weekend. (Flickr) TORONTO (JTA) — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a...

    Congress Pays Ukraine Lip Service, Again
    Sep18

    Congress Pays Ukraine Lip Service, Again

    As newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington and addresses Congress, the United States has a second chance to help Ukraine continue its evolution as a free and vital bridge between Russia and the West. I say second chance, because we missed the first time when it might have averted the painful conflict which has ensued....

    Ukraine leader warns US that Russia is global threat
    Sep18

    Ukraine leader warns US that Russia is global threat

    Washington (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that Russia had put world security in peril, ahead of White House talks rich in symbolism but likely to dim Kiev’s hopes for US security guarantees.As an eastern European leader defying Russian President Putin, Poroshenko enjoyed a gushing reception on Capitol...

    Ukraine Leader Urges Congress to Arm His Soldiers Against Russia
    Sep18

    Ukraine Leader Urges Congress to Arm His Soldiers Against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine addressed a joint session of Congress and sought advanced weaponry to fend off what he called an ongoing invasion by Russian forces. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks Congress For $46 Million, Meets with Obama Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Sep18

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks Congress For $46 Million, Meets with Obama Amid Ukraine Crisis

    President Barack Obama is expected to announce Thursday a $46 million strategic aid package for Ukraine amid its battle with pro-Russian separatists, according to the Associated Press. The package will reportedly be announced during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is in Washington to plead for help and draw further...