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    Pro-Russian rebel leader assassinated in eastern Ukraine when rocket fired into his office
    Feb08

    Pro-Russian rebel leader assassinated in eastern Ukraine when rocket fired into his office

    MOSCOW — A prominent pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has been killed in an explosion in his office, his associates said on Wednesday. The rebels’ Donetsk News Agency said Mikhail Tolstykh, better known under his nom de guerre Givi, died early Wednesday morning in what it described as a terrorist attack. The agency said 35-year...

    Date Set For Crimean Journalist’s Trial
    Feb08

    Date Set For Crimean Journalist’s Trial

    A date has been set for the high-profile trial of journalist Mykola Semena in the Russian-controlled Ukrainian region of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian rebel leader assassinated in eastern Ukraine when rocket fired into his office
    Feb08

    Pro-Russian rebel leader assassinated in eastern Ukraine when rocket fired into his office

    Mikhail Tolstykh was one of the most recognizable faces in the conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed rebels which has killed more than 9,800 since 2014 …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Today’s letters: School board accountability and supporting Ukraine
    Feb08

    Today’s letters: School board accountability and supporting Ukraine

    School board trustees don’t have wide mandate Re: How to break the cycle of school closings, Feb. 3 Randall Denley’s column contains at least one faulty premise, namely that, somehow, more local control of education taxes and how they are spent would be more “democratic.” While most taxpayers are eligible to vote in school board...

    Ukraine Revisited
    Feb08

    Ukraine Revisited

    Stephen F. CohenFrom the beginning of the crisis more than three years ago, false (or half-true) narratives have dominated US media accounts and policymaking. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. Senators Want Veto Power Over White House On Russia Sanctions
    Feb08

    U.S. Senators Want Veto Power Over White House On Russia Sanctions

    A group of U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation making it more difficult for President Donald Trump’s administration to lift sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine separatist leader ‘Givi’ killed in bomb explosion
    Feb08

    Ukraine separatist leader ‘Givi’ killed in bomb explosion

    Ed AdamczykFeb. 8 (UPI) — Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine blame the government for the death of military commander Mikhail “Givi” Tolstykh. …read more Source: United Press...

    Dealing With a Revanchist Russia
    Feb08

    Dealing With a Revanchist Russia

    Brian Michael Jenkins Security, The Western allies and Russia conceivably could achieve through dialogue and accommodation a more constructive relationship. The current debate in Washington about Russia’s role in attempting to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential race is part of the larger strategic issue of how to respond to a...

    7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters
    Feb08

    7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters

    The Russian embassy in Nigeria says seven Russian sailors and a Ukrainian have been kidnapped from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters. …read more Source: FOX...

    Matthew Fisher: The situation in Ukraine tests the limits of Trump’s friendship with Putin
    Feb08

    Matthew Fisher: The situation in Ukraine tests the limits of Trump’s friendship with Putin

    Trump suggested earlier this week on Fox News that it was unclear to him whether Putin actually had any control over the rebels who claimed to act on Russia’s behalf …read more Source: Vancouver...