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    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns
    Mar07

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that pro-presidential lawmakers say aligns legislation closer to reality on the ground in war-torn Donbas. Exactly 280 deputies – 56 more than needed – voted on January 18 for President Petro Poroshenko’s measures to name Russia as an aggressor state and designate areas Kyiv...

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial
    Mar07

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial

    A court in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has sentenced pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to three years and seven months in a high-profile retrial on a weapons- and explosives-possession charge. The Rozdolne District Court on January 16 also ordered Mr. Balukh to pay a 10,000-ruble ($175 U.S.) fine. …read more Source: The...

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east
    Mar07

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton branch of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Canada on December 13, 2017, sponsored a presentation by Marianna Novosolova on the topic “In Search of Their New Selves: Reflective Essays by Victims of the War in Eastern Ukraine.” This open lecture was arranged in conjunction with the University of Alberta’s...

    Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard
    Mar07

    Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard

    Where there is bureaucracy and waste, inevitably there has been the opportunity for ongoing corruption. And such a situation is only aggravated by misplaced state secrecy. In Ukraine, there perhaps has been no greater symbol of ongoing poor decision making, planning, bureaucracy and waste than the Ukrainian naval vessel Ukrayina. The Ukrayina, a...

    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017
    Mar07

    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017

    Ukraine missed some chances to improve the domestic situation last year, with the fight against corruption not as efficient as Western creditors expected and the economy growing at only a sluggish pace. Among the country’s achievements in 2017 were the long-awaited ratification of the association and free trade agreement plus a visa-free...

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates
    Mar06

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates

    Paul Manafort, former campaign leader for Donald Trump, and business partner Rick Gates face a new raft of federal charges in Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia-related probe for the Department of Justice. A grand jury indictment filed this afternoon accuses the two men of hiding millions of dollars in income from Manafort’s...

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
    Mar06

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference. The plea by Rick Gates...

    The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev
    Mar06

    The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev

    LovelessDirected by Andrey ZvyagintsevSony Pictures Classics (2017), 128 minutes Leo Tolstoy famously opened Anna Karenina with the aphorism that all happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. To judge by his latest film, Andrey Zvyagintsev would beg to differ: In Loveless, the latest Oscar-nominated import from...

    The State Department has a secret plan to counter Russian propaganda. It may be too late.
    Mar06

    The State Department has a secret plan to counter Russian propaganda. It may be too late.

    The U.S. State Department has been slammed, including in a New York Times story this week, for failing to respond to Russia’s state-led propaganda and misinformation campaign during and after the U.S. 2016 election. Now, officials say they have an explanation: Tillerson and company were devising a classified plan. That plan, a State...

    WaPo: Mueller Probes Michael Cohen’s Role In Russia, Ukraine-Related Episodes
    Mar06

    WaPo: Mueller Probes Michael Cohen’s Role In Russia, Ukraine-Related Episodes

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has focused his attention on President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and in particular on the role Cohen played in two specific incidents involving Russia and Ukraine, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.The Post cited several unnamed people familiar with document subpoenas and interviews...