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    Russia’s quest to resurrect its carrier fleet: The NITKA military complex in Crimea
    Mar10

    Russia’s quest to resurrect its carrier fleet: The NITKA military complex in Crimea

    The Crimean peninsula is a valuable asset, especially for its military attributes. When Russia illegally annexed Crimea in February-March 2014, it notably gained full de facto control over Sevastopol (where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based and had until then been leasing its facilities) and Donuzlav Bay (before 2014, the site of the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition
    Mar10

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition

    Ukraine’s technological and military modernization pursuits appear to be a matter of growing concern and vexation for Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on February 11 that Ukroboron-prom (a state-owned association of multi-product enterprises in the defense industry) has successfully tested a new type of domestically...

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home
    Mar10

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home

    WASHINGTON – A new U.S. State Department report says human rights in Russia continue to be “significantly and negatively” affected by Moscow’s “purported annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. The March 3 report is the first human rights report from the State Department to...

    March 16, 2016
    Mar10

    March 16, 2016

    Last year, on March 16, 2016, John Kirby of the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Spokesperson released a statement on the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The U.S. statement noted: “Today, as Russia’s occupation of Crimea enters its third year, we affirm our commitment to a united, sovereign Ukraine. The...

    Russian revolution’s lessons for today
    Mar10

    Russian revolution’s lessons for today

    One hundred years ago this week, a protest about food shortages in the Russian capital, Petrograd, turned into the violent revolution that overthrew Czar Nicholas II and brought the Romanov dynasty to an end. The liberal-minded provisional government that assumed power did not last long, succumbing to another revolution eight months later, which...

    Patriarch Josyf’s legacy lives on
    Mar10

    Patriarch Josyf’s legacy lives on

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Ukrainian leader and great churchman Patriarch Josyf Slipyj, who strove to secure the Ukrainian nation’s rights and freedoms, and was imprisoned by Soviet authorities for refusing to betray the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was, as St. Pope John Paul II said, a man […]...

    Skiers of all ages compete in 63rd annual KLK races
    Mar10

    Skiers of all ages compete in 63rd annual KLK races

    HUNTER, N.Y. – The 63rd annual ski races of the Carpathian Ski Club, known by its Ukrainian acronym as KLK, were conducted at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, February 25. Skiers of all ages – from age 6 to 75 – competed on a warm February day, taking a couple of runs down the official NASTAR […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Klimkin’s testimony before U.S. Senate subcommittee
    Mar10

    Klimkin’s testimony before U.S. Senate subcommittee

    Following is the text of testimony before the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Appropriations, presented on March 7 by Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin. The text was released by the Ukrainian Embassy in the U.S. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify before you...

    Foreign couple arrested in UAE for unwed sex is released
    Mar10

    Foreign couple arrested in UAE for unwed sex is released

    A South African man and his pregnant Ukrainian fiancee will not face charges in the United Arab Emirates following their arrest for having sex outside of marriage, a South African … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Foreign couple arrested in UAE for unwed sex is released
    Mar10

    Foreign couple arrested in UAE for unwed sex is released

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man and his pregnant Ukrainian fiancee will not face charges in the United Arab Emirates following their… …read more Source:...