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    Europe extends sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Europe extends sanctions on Russia

    Europe has extended economic sanctions on Russia for another six months, despite indications that President-elect Donald Trump could try to repair… …read more Source:...

    George W. Bush called Corker to lobby for Tillerson
    Dec16

    George W. Bush called Corker to lobby for Tillerson

    President George W. Bush didn’t support Donald Trump in the election. But now that Trump has won the White House, the former president is helping him stock his cabinet. Bush called Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) this week to try and get Corker to support Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, Rex Tillerson....

    Barack Obama faces questions on Russian hacking, Donald Trump
    Dec16

    Barack Obama faces questions on Russian hacking, Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is expected to face questions about allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election and about the fall of Aleppo in Syria when he holds his year-end news conference on Friday. Under pressure over Russian hacking, Obama will take questions from reporters just before departing for his annual family...

    The elite Russian special forces who took over Crimea are doing the same thing in Aleppo
    Dec16

    The elite Russian special forces who took over Crimea are doing the same thing in Aleppo

    For years, the Russian military has been learning about how US Special Forces operate and train. Then they used that knowledge in Crimea and Aleppo. …read more Source: Business...

    Belarus and Ukraine  face strained relations
    Dec16

    Belarus and Ukraine face strained relations

    On October 21, a regular Kyiv-Minsk flight by a Belavia (Belarusian state carrier) Boeing 737-800 passenger jet was interrupted. At 3:36 p.m., Ukrainian air traffic control demanded that the airliner, which had 136 passengers on board and took off 11 minutes earlier from Kyiv International Airport, immediately return to the Ukrainian capital....

    Experts discuss information warfare, Ukraine and Europe
    Dec16

    Experts discuss information warfare, Ukraine and Europe

    KYIV – European journalism faced a number of challenges that drew its attention away from the events in Ukraine. This includes inadequate funding that results in editors’ inability to assign their reporters, Brexit, and Syria, which supersedes the war in Donbas, as well as the world of social media, where false information is spread beyond...

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award
    Dec16

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award

    WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony on December 1 presided over by BBG...

    Putin Is Giving America a Taste of its Own Medicine
    Dec16

    Putin Is Giving America a Taste of its Own Medicine

    MOSCOW ― When America won the Cold War, its democratic ideology of political openness triumphed. According to America’s liberal world order, the world is transparent and competitive, and no state’s affairs are a solely internal matter anymore.But hypocritically, the U.S. hasn’t applied this philosophy to itself – it only applied...

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko  may have spied for Russia
    Dec16

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have spied for Russia

    KYIV – The head of investigations in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has charged that Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have been spying for Russia. Hryhoriy Ostafiychuk, head of the SBU’s Main Investigative Directorate, told reporters in Kyiv on December 1 that the SBU had obtained evidence that suggests treasonous...

    Savchenko’s allegiance questioned after meeting with Kremlin proxies
    Dec16

    Savchenko’s allegiance questioned after meeting with Kremlin proxies

    KYIV – Nadiya Savchenko is a woman of many firsts. She is Ukraine’s first female military aviator and the first servicewoman to have received the nation’s highest honor – the golden star Hero of Ukraine medal. She was also the most trusted politician in Ukraine, according to the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, when Russian...