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    Ukraine Security Chief Says Depot Blasts Dealt ‘Big Blow’ To Combat Capability
    Sep29

    Ukraine Security Chief Says Depot Blasts Dealt ‘Big Blow’ To Combat Capability

    Explosions at two large Ukrainian military depots this year have caused losses of ammunition so high that they represent the biggest blow to Ukraine’s combat capability since the start of the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in 2014, a senior security official said on September 28 in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Human Rights Envoy Disturbed By Alleged Abuses Of Gay Men In Chechnya
    Sep29

    Human Rights Envoy Disturbed By Alleged Abuses Of Gay Men In Chechnya

    The Council of Europe’s human rights chief, Nils Muiznieks, said he was very disturbed by reports of torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya. Speaking to RFE/RL senior correspondent Pete Baumgartner on September 26, Muiznieks criticized Moscow’s lack of cooperation amid reports of rights abuses in Chechnya and Russia-occupied...

    The Killing of History
    Sep29

    The Killing of History

    One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, “They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Given Two-Year Sentence For ‘Separatism’
    Sep29

    Crimean Tatar Leader Given Two-Year Sentence For ‘Separatism’

    Russian-appointed judges found Crimean Tatar Leader Ilmi Umerov guilty and sentenced him to two years in a penal colony for his opposition to Russia’s takeover of the Crimean Peninsula. (RFE/RL’s Crimea Realities) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Huntsman confirmed as ambassador to Russia
    Sep29

    Huntsman confirmed as ambassador to Russia

    By Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Jon Huntsman as the next U.S. ambassador to Russia by voice vote Thursday, filling a critical diplomatic vacancy at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The former Utah governor, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. ambassador to Singapore and...

    Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%
    Sep29

    Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%

    (JTA) — Amid tightening of economic cooperation between Russia and Israel, their trade has grown in 2017 by 25 percent, officials from both countries revealed. The increase in the first six months of 2017 was over approximately $380 million in trade exchanged hands between Russia and Israel in the corresponding period the previous year. Zeev...

    U.S. Confirms Ambassador to Moscow at Crucial Time
    Sep29

    U.S. Confirms Ambassador to Moscow at Crucial Time

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jon Huntsman as the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, filling a void at a critical tie in U.S.-Russian relations. Huntsman is a former governor of the U.S. state of Utah who previously served as ambassador to Singapore and China. The confirmation was unanimous and swift, with Democrats and Republicans joining in a rare...

    Fire at Ukraine ammunition depot prompts mass evacuation
    Sep27

    Fire at Ukraine ammunition depot prompts mass evacuation

    The evacuations followed a fire and ammunition explosions at a military base. …read more Source: ABC...

    Sabotage Cited As Ammunition Depot Explosions Rock Central Ukraine
    Sep27

    Sabotage Cited As Ammunition Depot Explosions Rock Central Ukraine

    A fire caused a series of explosions at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine, leading to evacuations of the surrounding area. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service and Current Time TV). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    24,000 evacuated after massive explosion at Ukrainian ammunition depot
    Sep27

    24,000 evacuated after massive explosion at Ukrainian ammunition depot

    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich KIEV (Reuters) – Massive explosions and a blaze at a military ammunition depot in centralUkraine forced authorities to evacuate 24,000 people and close airspace over the region, officials said on Wednesday. The blasts occurred late on Tuesday at a military base near Kalynivka in the Vynnytsya region, 270 kilometers...