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    U.S. says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border
    Jul26

    U.S. says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border

    The Pentagon said Friday that Russia was moving troops and adding heavier artillery near its border with Ukraine where separatists are battling government forces, the latest escalation of Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    EU Expands Ukraine Sanctions List
    Jul26

    EU Expands Ukraine Sanctions List

    The European Union has added to its sanctions list 15 individuals and 18 entities over their role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    European Union Imposes Sanctions On Top Russian Officials
    Jul26

    European Union Imposes Sanctions On Top Russian Officials

    BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) – The European Union said on Saturday it had imposed asset freezes on a number of top Russian officials, including the chiefs of Russia’s FSB security service and foreign intelligence service. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the FSB, and Mikhail Fradkov, head of the foreign intelligence service, were among 15...

    Three Reasons We Need a Parliamentary Election in Ukraine
    Jul26

    Three Reasons We Need a Parliamentary Election in Ukraine

    First. It reflects the desires of our citizens. There is no inherent value in any mechanism of authority, unless there is popular support for it. About 70 percent of Ukrainians are in favor of early parliamentary elections, and it must be scheduled this fall. If for no other reason, we — Ukrainian politicians — have to do this to...

    Final days could be approaching for separatists in eastern Ukraine
    Jul26

    Final days could be approaching for separatists in eastern Ukraine

    The Donetsk People’s Republic army was already losing ground before the MH17 disaster. Now the separatist forces are in full retreat and a drawn-out guerrilla war could be next …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Open Source: A Ukrainian Rebel Commander Veers Off-Script
    Jul26

    Open Source: A Ukrainian Rebel Commander Veers Off-Script

    A separatist commander said that the rebels did have antiaircraft missiles and might have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. …read more Source: The New York...

    World War 3? Russia is Firing Across Border Into Ukraine, United States Says
    Jul26

    World War 3? Russia is Firing Across Border Into Ukraine, United States Says

    KIEV, Ukraine—Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border on a Russian...

    A Proud Russkiy Citizen or an Upatriotic Traitor of Mother Russia?
    Jul26

    A Proud Russkiy Citizen or an Upatriotic Traitor of Mother Russia?

    I refuse to be defined by my passport — both literally and metaphorically. Surely there’s more to an individual than his personal identification number and/or the color of his passport? There was a time, not so long ago, when I traveled with my parents as a post-Soviet kid, and each time we pulled out our exotic-looking,...

    The Russian Dream Is All About Empire
    Jul26

    The Russian Dream Is All About Empire

    The Russian Dream is for the country to be a great empire and to inspire fear. Interviews I recently conducted in Moscow all ended with the same words: “First, the Olympic Games in Sochi, then we annexed Crimea. And now, we’ve won the hockey championships!” Here, a popular joke says that “while everyone thought Russia was...

    The world impact of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17′s crash
    Jul26

    The world impact of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17′s crash

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 convulsed families, AIDs researchers, governments and witnesses in Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...