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    US Ambassador to Russia Says Ukraine Key to Improved Relations
    Oct08

    US Ambassador to Russia Says Ukraine Key to Improved Relations

    The new U.S. ambassador to Russia said Saturday that restoring Ukrainian sovereignty and bringing North Korea to the negotiating table would be central issues as he works to improve U.S.-Russian relations. Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. said trust is at a low point as many Americans believe Russia wants to undermine U.S. democracy amid...

    The Plan to Save Europe
    Oct07

    The Plan to Save Europe

    In a long speech on September 23, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, laid out an ambitious vision for a more flexible, secure European Union. Despite his efforts to couch his address as non-confrontational (“I have no red lines, only horizons”), the timing of the address was conspicuous, if not a little aggressive. Angela Merkel had just...

    U.S. Envoy For Ukraine Meets Kremlin Aide In Belgrade
    Oct07

    U.S. Envoy For Ukraine Meets Kremlin Aide In Belgrade

    Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, met with Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov on October 7 in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Polish Culture Minister Protests Museum’s Inclusion of Poles in Responsibility for Holocaust
    Oct07

    Polish Culture Minister Protests Museum’s Inclusion of Poles in Responsibility for Holocaust

    Gliński is irate at the exhibition which presents Poland, France and Ukraine as states and nations that collaborated with the Holocaust, while Germany is presented “only as the country that exemplifies the holocaust.” …read more Source: The Jewish...

    The Morning Vertical, October 6, 2017
    Oct07

    The Morning Vertical, October 6, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Blockbuster Or Flop? Russia’s Flick About Crimea Takeover Gets Lackluster Reception
    Oct07

    Blockbuster Or Flop? Russia’s Flick About Crimea Takeover Gets Lackluster Reception

    Russia’s opposition claims officials are offering free showings of a new movie about the Kremlin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea in order to lure would-be protesters away from antigovernment rallies on October 7, President Vladimir Putin’s birthday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Smoke Bomb In Ukrainian Parliament
    Oct07

    Smoke Bomb In Ukrainian Parliament

    A smoke grenade and scuffles disrupted the Ukrainian parliament on October 6. A member of the nationalist Svoboda, or freedom, party tossed the smoke grenade just after legislators gave their preliminary approval to two bills. The Svoboda lawmaker later said he was protesting against what he called an “unconstitutional” measure...

    Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue
    Oct07

    Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue

    Russian hacking, secret payments to Paul Manafort, suspicions of missile technology smuggled to North Korea — seemingly all illicit roads lead back to one country. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Exploding Munition Depots Give Ammunition To Security Concerns
    Oct07

    Ukraine’s Exploding Munition Depots Give Ammunition To Security Concerns

    Ukraine’s munition depots keep blowing up, giving ammunition to allegations of sabotage and to warnings about the dangers of aging Soviet infrastructure. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada
    Oct07

    The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada

    On Wednesday night, Canada’s lower house of Parliament voted unanimously to approve its own version of the Magnitsky Act, the 2012 U.S. law sanctioning Russian officials involved in human rights abuses. That law has become a famously radioactive issue in U.S.-Russian relations, first triggering a retaliatory ban on American adoptions of...