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    Vladimir Putin caps year of Russia-West tension: ‘We are stronger now than any potential aggressor’
    Dec22

    Vladimir Putin caps year of Russia-West tension: ‘We are stronger now than any potential aggressor’

    Tensions between Russia and the West escalated after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine Prosecutor Says Former Naftogaz Officer Shot Himself To Avoid Arrest
    Dec22

    Ukraine Prosecutor Says Former Naftogaz Officer Shot Himself To Avoid Arrest

    Ukraine’s prosecutor-general says a former deputy chief of the state oil company Naftogaz fatally shot himself moments before investigators entered his home in the west-central region of Vinnytsya. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S.-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine at the Front Lines
    Dec22

    U.S.-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine at the Front Lines

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer...

    The Myth of a U.S.-Russian Global Agenda
    Dec22

    The Myth of a U.S.-Russian Global Agenda

    This article is the second of three essays on U.S.-Russian relations in the transition to a new U.S. administration. The first is here.Realism takes reality as its starting point, and the reality is that U.S. policy over the past 25 years has failed to secure the transformation of Russia into a country that shares our perspective the way that...

    Santa Summit Cheer Can’t Hide Finland’s Unease about Russia
    Dec22

    Santa Summit Cheer Can’t Hide Finland’s Unease about Russia

    Santa and Father Frost, not tanks and troops, have met up at the busiest border crossing between Russia and Finland. But despite the jovial ho-ho-hos in the annual show of seasonal goodwill and neighborly friendship, there lies an increasing disquiet in the Nordic nation. Finland shares a 1,300-kilometer (800-mile) border with Russia and is...

    The Russians who hacked the DNC found to have also hacked Ukraine’s antiquated howitzers
    Dec22

    The Russians who hacked the DNC found to have also hacked Ukraine’s antiquated howitzers

    ‘The fact that they would be helping the Russian military kill Ukrainian army personnel in Ukraine and also intervening in the U.S. election is quite chilling’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Reforms Helping Improve Health Care in Ukraine
    Dec22

    Reforms Helping Improve Health Care in Ukraine

    The country’s minister of health explains why the prognosis is improving for care standards. …read more Source: U.S....

    Savchenko Removed From Ukrainian Delegation To PACE
    Dec22

    Savchenko Removed From Ukrainian Delegation To PACE

    The Ukrainian parliament has removed Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko from the country’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Last Effort at Sustaining Sanctions?
    Dec22

    A Last Effort at Sustaining Sanctions?

    Earlier this week, the European Council agreed to keep sanctions on Russia for another six months. In the run-up to the vote, there was talk of trying to extend the sanctions by a full year, but that was quickly shot down by the usual suspects. RFE/RL: “We had a discussion that luckily ended without considering the option—which would have been...

    The Russians who hacked the DNC also hacked the Ukrainian military’s antiquated howitzers
    Dec22

    The Russians who hacked the DNC also hacked the Ukrainian military’s antiquated howitzers

    A cybersecurity firm has uncovered strong proof of the tie between the group that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Russia’s military intelligence arm – the primary agency behind the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election. The firm CrowdStrike linked malware used in the DNC intrusion to malware used to hack and track...