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    Russia-backed separatists confirm they’re holding RFE/RL contributor
    Jul21

    Russia-backed separatists confirm they’re holding RFE/RL contributor

    WASHINGTON – Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s war-torn eastern Donetsk region have confirmed that they are holding a blogger from eastern Ukraine who contributes to the Ukrainian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), according to a former Ukrainian lawmaker. The journalist, Stanislav Aseyev, who writes under the name...

    MH17 victims remembered three years after jet’s downing
    Jul21

    MH17 victims remembered three years after jet’s downing

    More than 2,000 relatives gathered in the Netherlands to unveil a memorial to family members who were killed when a passenger jet was shot down by a missile over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on July 17 attended the ceremony to dedicate the memorial to MH17’s victims in Vijfhuizen park, near […]...

    Three years on, families of MH17 victims still seeking justice
    Jul21

    Three years on, families of MH17 victims still seeking justice

    Evert van Zijtveld doesn’t want to talk about the 2014 plane crash in eastern Ukraine that took the lives of his two teenage children. He wants justice. But three years after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the bereaved Dutch father – who also lost his in-laws in the crash – is still waiting. […] …read more Source: The...

    UMANA conference 2017: “Help Ukrainians help themselves”
    Jul21

    UMANA conference 2017: “Help Ukrainians help themselves”

    CHICAGO – The Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA) held its 44th Scientific Conference and 37th Assembly of Delegates on Wednesday through Saturday, June 14-18, at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. The theme of the biennial convention was “Rehabilitation and Reintegration – Helping Ukrainians Help Themselves.” The...

    Accountability for MH17
    Jul21

    Accountability for MH17

    It’s been three years since a passenger airliner was shot out of the sky over the beautiful fields of Ukraine in a war zone created by Russian and Russian-backed forces. On July 17, 2014, a terrorist act – plain and simple – was committed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was downed and all 298 […] …read more Source: The...

    Gormley: Trump’s Russia problem only grows
    Jul21

    Gormley: Trump’s Russia problem only grows

    Americans have good reason to ask whether their president and his closest political associates are criminals. But what makes the question so necessary ought to make the answer moot. For the purposes of determining whether Donald Trump should remain in office, it doesn’t matter whether a crime was committed in his and his associates’...

    Lukashenka Gets Red-Carpet Welcome In Ukraine
    Jul21

    Lukashenka Gets Red-Carpet Welcome In Ukraine

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko rolled out the red carpet for his visiting counterpart from Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but some Ukrainians were critical, especially of the timing of the authoritarian leader’s visit. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US General Says Allies Worry Russian War Game May Be ‘Trojan Horse’
    Jul21

    US General Says Allies Worry Russian War Game May Be ‘Trojan Horse’

    U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia’s planned war games in September could be a “Trojan horse” aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army’s top general in Europe said on Thursday. Russia has sought to reassure NATO that the military exercises will respect...

    Siemens Stops Turbine Sales to Russia in Sanctions Dispute
    Jul21

    Siemens Stops Turbine Sales to Russia in Sanctions Dispute

    The German company has accused a Russian customer of moving power generation machinery to the disputed territory of Crimea against its wishes. …read more Source: The New York...

    Siemens Cuts Some Russia Ties Over Crimea Turbines Scandal
    Jul21

    Siemens Cuts Some Russia Ties Over Crimea Turbines Scandal

    The German industrial conglomerate Siemens says it is cutting some of its ties to Russia after receiving information that four gas turbines it sold to for use at a Russian power plant had been “illegally” diverted to the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...